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Down in the Garden - quilt and the real garden

Sunday, January 2, 2011
This weekend I have finished my year-long project. A couple of hours ago I sewed on the last border, and now all it wants is the backing and binding. I have enjoyed doing it, but I'm kinda glad it's finished. Tonight I'm going to work on a hand embroidered label for the back. I'll post photos when it is done, which will probably be in a few weeks. Binding takes time to sew on! But here is the quilt top finished!


Here's a close-up.


After the nor-west wind decided to blow itself somewhere else, we spent a pleasant few hours in the garden this afternoon. Cricket, our dog, got a good wash with the cold hose - on a hot afternoon, he loved it.


He also loved snooping around the chicken run. No free dinner for you, Cricket!


I was very happy to find that there is some progress in the pea garden. Don't these look pretty?



For some reason I love photographing water. It comes out different every time. The sprinkler was on the beans today . . .





I love my bean teepee's.


The children just enjoyed being outside after a stuffy day in the house, because it was too windy to go out.



8 comments :

Cate said...

Wow! Congratulations on sticking out that quilt! It looks wonderful.

I'm ready to try my hand at another basic sewing project - any suggestions master?? ;-)

Clara said...

The quilt is beautiful! You've done such a wonderful job on it!!
I also like the garden pictures. What are the flowers in the last photo?? They're beautiful! (You have a gorgeous view from your house too - I would love to see mountains like that from my house!!)

Sandy Addison said...

Well done Rach what a fantastic result well worth the perserverence. I also Love your outdoor shots your little property is certainly coming along

Cottage Tails said...

Oh Rachel it is beautiful - I wish now I had taken on the project when I began dithering - you are soo good at getting it finished too!

Soo what is next?

Enjoyed your other photos too

Love Leanne

Farm Girl said...

Hi Rachel - your quilt is stunning! Cognratulations on getting it finished. I saw Leannes original in June in Chch and yours is one of the first I've seen finished in blogland. I love your photos, the water ones are so clever.
Nicky, from down South.

Rachel said...

Hi Nicky,
I was at Leanne's workshop too (on the Sunday)! Thanks for your comment.
Clara - the flowers are Hollyhocks. One of my favourite old-fashioned flowers.

Julze said...

Wow...that quilt is beautiful! Well done on get it finished!

Heather L. said...

Your quilt came out absolutely gorgeous!!!

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