Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Festive Friday

Danielle had a crochet flowers class here on Friday. 

I suspect a good time was had all round indicated by the animated chat amidst the high concentration.

 Lyndel, one of our class participants, brought in some show and tell, so I am now taking it to the wider community.
Grace Farey is a very young 87 years of age, she's also Lyndel's mum and lives in NSW.

This is her latest project, knitted from our lovely Cascade yarns.

I hope you can see some of the detail, as the blocks have differing cables and patterns knitted into them.  Once joined, Grace knitted a mitred corner edging to finish it off.  The colours are so warm and the blanket quite heavy - perfect for a chilly night.  Lyndel's dog has already found it the perfect place to nest.  We were all very motivated...
then out came this beauty.

It isn't hard to imagine why Lyndel has had the drive to hand piece all of these hexagons into this lovely colourwash quilt.  I couldn't take my eyes off the variety of Liberty tana lawns that complete this top.  As such I did get a little camera happy and hope you don't object to the profusion of pics I 

and this is the back - a work of art in itself as Lyndel used magazine pages for the templates.  They are a little softer under hand with the finer lawn and make piecing easier (a tip from Lyndel's friend Freida).  It is a shame that they will come out next, as we all agreed this quilt feels luscious with the papers still in.... washing might be a tad tricky though.


  1. That quilt is very impressive - a work of art!

  2. A*M*A*Z*I*N*G photos! Thanks for sharing them with us! Sam

  3. This is inspirational. Lovely!

  4. I love quilts but I am sorry some of these look like a crime scene - very disturbing.