Harvest time …

11/07/2017 § 5 Comments

It’s time to gather in the winter wheat.

Early last Sunday, the most perfect summer’s morning you might imagine, I set off while the air was still cool with faithful Belle at my heels.  We took our usual route down around the corner then up the hill, across the road and onto farmland where the farmer has been taking advantage of the heatwave to gather in the first of his wheat harvest.

It was so still and already, as the sun rose higher by the minute into the clear blue sky, it was hot.  Belle and I had a good walk, met some other dogs including a whippet who Belle chased at high speed, but couldn’t catch!  Then home again, already puffing slightly in the heat, on the final stretch up the steep hill to home.

I couldn’t stay inside.  Such a perfect day wasn’t to be missed so I gathered an armful of quilts and my camera but this time drove back up to the farm.  Five large quilts are quite heavy so I had 2 bags, one over my shoulder and the other with handles to carry – I must have looked rather eccentric.  But it was so worth it.  Those straw bales were crying out for some quilt therapy …

3c

3

gypsy 1a

happy 3

horse 7

river 7

summer 3

 

Quilts named Gypsy, Happy Weekend, If Wishes were Horses, Down by the River and Summer in the Park all had an outing on what was definitely a morning to remember!

Hope you had a great weekend.  I can’t believe how fast this year is speeding by. Sunday’s full moon was the Buck Moon and I have a little deer or two to show you next time – and I haven’t forgotten I promised you boats too – there’s some catching up to do over here!

Adaliza x

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Lightning round up …

17/06/2016 § Leave a comment

We’ve been having some thunderstorms here lately so I thought I’d join in with the weather and give a lightning round up of some recently finished quilts …

Round the Mulberry Tree

Quilt

It’s pure nostalgia in a nursery quilt with happy children holding hands and playing around the mulberry tree.  The top border is magical …

top border 2

Retro Baby

1

is a perfect little quilt that captures the retro vibe!

Bonnie’s Quilt …

3

A commissioned quilt – a present from mother to her delightful daughter for a very special birthday.

Guess How Much I Love you

2

Those heart-warming words captured by the hares’ tale.

It’s been a busy ol’ week and next week is looking promising.  Maybe a trip to the coast is called for … pop back to see what’s been happening!

Adaliza

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Quilt Kits

27/08/2015 § 1 Comment

Adaliza Quilt Store

                                                        Hill & Dale Quilt Kit

Walk in the Park Quilt Kit

                                             Walk in the Park Quilt Kit

Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit - cream

                                   Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit – cream

Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit - autumn colours

                               Whimsical Woodland Quilt Kit – autumn colours

Adaliza’s Quilt Kits

The kits contain all the fabrics needed to complete the patchwork quilt top, border and bindings.  You choose the wadding and backing fabric.  An 8-page booklet with full instructions for piecing your patchwork and suggested techniques for layering up your quilt sandwich, quilting and binding your quilt is included.  Lots of helpful tips appear throughout.  They are now available in my Quilt Store.

Quilts for sale

 Listed until the end of September in my Quilt Store

Breeze Quilt

Breeze Quilt

Sailboats & Seagulls Quilt

8

Foxtrot Quilt

f2-12

Tranquility Quilt

6

Summer is drifting quietly away with the warm sunshine all too frequently giving way to clouds and rain. Evenings are decidedly chilly and it’s time to snuggle up!

Adaliza x

Quilty catch-up

04/08/2014 § Leave a comment

Have you noticed the “2014 Quilts” menu on the left of your screen?
I’ve been keeping a month by month quilting diary of the quilts completed each month.  This is July’s stack of 9 quilts:

Nine quilts completed in July

Nine quilts completed in July

From the bottom up ::

Summertime :: Love Nest :: Tuscany :: Summer Meadow :: Mazurka :: Little Giraffes ::
Campervans (with pinks) :: Retro Spaceships :: Campervans (without pinks).

More photos and chat here.

Phew!

I’m in full production here now, for the Winchester Cathedral Christmas (YESCHRISTMAS) Market where earlier in the year I was dancing around when I heard my application for a log cabin stall in the British Crafts Village had been accepted.  There are so many applications for spaces and I was over the moon to have been given the chance to trade at such a super venue in Winchester.

I’m planning a cabin full of quilts and cushions with Christmas stockings and a few other seasonal makes too.  I’ve decided that I’ll have to close my order book early this year – traditionally I accept orders for Christmas quilts right up until early November – but this year I’m going to be strict so that I can build up my stock.

I have a few more orders to be getting on with before my stock-building can continue this week.  And I thought I’d be taking it really easy when I finished teaching a year ago!!!!!

Right – I’m off to do some cutting out in the sunshine on the patio.  It’s SOOOooooo good to be able to take my making outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun on my back.  I’ve enjoyed many happy sunshine sewing hours this summer – long may the warmth continue.

Hand-stitching the binding of a king-sized memory quilt, in the dappled shade of the apple trees.

Hand-stitching the binding of a king-sized memory quilt, in the dappled shade of the apple trees.

If you’re on holidays then have a wonderful time.

Adaliza x

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