The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Friday, November 2, 2012

Scraps and spares.


Last year Chookyblue organised one of her SAL’s and this time it was a small Christmas ‘stitchery’ quilt “Tis The Season” by Natalie Bird.

About that time and not long before it either the city of Christchurch was rocked by a couple of nasty earthquakes. These shakes un-nerved a few people and even doing what appears normal to many of us became almost impossible for some while others just couldn’t concentrate even on the simplest of tasks.  It was because of a combination of these things that one of our fellow bloggers – Deb, decided not to continue with the SAL.  Armed with this information Chookyblue set to and organised a number of us to make one of these little quilts for Deb.  My part of the SAL was to join the blocks and borders together then to hand quilt it in the same style as Natalie had.  Many of you sent blocks and fabric to help with this task, one of you had to send her block TWICE as the first one took so long to arrive that we thought it MIA.

Anyway, when the long lost block finally arrived here, there really was no need for it but I decided that I would hang onto it as well as all of the left over fabric and make something for the kind lady that had supplied two blocks.  With Christmas just a few weeks away I thought the time was right to pull out the fabric scraps and the treasured block and make something to send on it’s way.

Daa daa, here is what I put together


A cushion cover featuring the self same block that had taken so very long to arrive on my door.  And who may you ask was the lovely lady it was going to?  To our own Miss Dawn of course – just a wee way over the Tasman.  I wasn’t able to include everyone's names on the label but did let her know what it was all about by the label and from the card I included.


So, for those of you that contributed to Debs quilt this is what happened to all the leftovers – I hope you are all OK with that.  And to Dawn – hugs and thanks for being the generous loving woman that you are – mwah.


a name Miche'le


  1. Both are lovely gestures Miche'le.......and that's what Christmas and blogging are all about. X

  2. How lovely. There are some nice kind and caring ladies around. Good for the heart to read about your ladies.

  3. Very lovely. So nice of everyone. Hugs,

  4. It has turned out really lovely :) You are the sweetest Miche'le :) hugs Vicki x

  5. So sweet and lovely, in all respects:)

  6. that looks wonderful........great idea and I am sure Dawn loves how her "extra" block came were a great help in that group quilt........

  7. I love your quilts! So lovely!
    It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)
    Ulla's Quilt World)
    Hugs, Ulla

  8. What a treasure you are Miche'le! That is a wonderful way of continuing the 'giving'.....


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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