Friday, September 30, 2011

Archaeology can be fun with TIME Team - Helen

One of my favourite television shows is Time Team where presenter Tony and the team uncover the amazing archaeology of Great Britain. I enjoy the interaction of personalities on the show as much as the discoveries!
The quilt shows my version of sections of the Time Team logo. The triangle of pink/green fabric is to acknowledge Mick Aston who, I'm sure, has worn the same striped jumper for every episode in which he has appeared.
Fortunately my Bernina responded well to the challenge of the gold thread.

Measuring Time : Hour Glass - stitched by Margie for Kay

Keeping it simple as usual, I chose the traditional Hour Glass pattern; with the spots being grains of sand. Transferring photo.s takes longer, well almost, than making the quilt; each time I forget how I did it the last time.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Autumn TIME for Kay from Pam

I also couldn't go past seasons, as much as I tried to be a lateral thinker, it didn't work!
Therefore with my helper we came up with Autumn TIME with a modern twist, I think!
Autumn Time is my favoutite season, especially in cooler climates with its array of wonderful colors.
With this quilt I quilted the background first using a decorative stitch on my machine, and then added the design.
I loved playing with some other stitches and the fabrics I had in my stash.
Can't believe I used a white background, but it all seemed to work ok.
Hope you enjoy the quilt, Kay as much as I enjoyed making it for you.
Look forward to the next theme!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


We mark time in decades,years,seasons,months,weeks,days,hours,minutes,seconds.
 I chose seasons as my ' time' theme as there is always an element in each season that I enjoy and anticipate with pleasure. Spring of course for its renewal and the burst of fresh growth. Summer for the long relaxing days on holiday hopefully enjoying the sun .Autumn for it's beautiful foliage and Winter , the long nights huddled in front of a cosy fire.
I too have finished mine early as we have four lots of overseas visitors here during Sept/Oct for the Rugby World Cup. Mostly family, two daughters, husbands and grandchildren from Australia, my sister and husband from U.K. and finally old friends from the States. PHEW!!!!
Hope you enjoy receiving the quilts Kay
Cheers Anna

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Time Flies

Hi Kay,
Gee whizz........This topic had me scratching the old locks!
Never mind it is 'done'.
I'm a bit early and organized this month because I'm off to teach at Rocky tomorrow and won't be back until after the end of the month.
Please through your address and I'll post the quilt when I get back on the 3rd.
And then.........lucky duck that I am, I'm off to the States and Houston.
Hope you enjoy your quilts.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Yukata Blues

At last my contribution! Apologies for the delay....Time just got away....mmmm yes.. a thought for the next challenge!!
I enjoyed making this wee quilt but not as much as I have enjoyed receiving all the amazing quilts from the group. Thank you all so much.