Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A Quilt - At Last!












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Peta and I 'met' on Instagram, prompting me to drop in to her shopfront, Zaaton Tea House, late one October afternoon. I soon discovered Peta's passion for supporting the local creative community, locally grown flowers and friendly homestyle teas and refreshments. 

Peta enquired about a custom lap quilt for patrons to use while enjoying refreshments in the cooler months. It seemed the perfect project for Indie Folk fabric which had just been released by Art Gallery Fabrics. With Peta's input fabrics, and design ideas came together. I was planning for this to be my January project - but then my mil suddenly passed away just after Christmas and life took a different turn.

This finish may be later than planned, but as our summer continues to linger long and hot, the timing is just right with cooler days sure to arrive sometime next month!

March has come with its usual flurry of cricket finals which overlap with the beginning of training for the hockey season. With Miss E's (10) enthusiasm it looks like we have many more years of cricket finals ahead. She participated in 4 different levels/ages of cricket this summer and would have been eager to even play senior's first grade (mostly men), like her older sister if she had been selected!

Meanwhile I enjoy the birdlife and changing skies while watching a select few hours of cricket.


PS I have added a selection of lace to my Etsy shop, including the lace shown in the first photo.


Further details for some of these photos will appear if you hover your cursor over the image.  :)


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16 comments:

Carolien said...

Wow, you know how to capture beautiful scenes!
And the quilt is so beautiful!!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Carolien. :)

✿ chica said...

Que lindos momentos em família e amigos em jogos! Belos trabalhos sempre bem mostrados! beijos, chica e desde já, desejo FELIZ PÁSCOA!

Giga said...

You made a lovely quilt for Peti. Good luck in the cricket game, Miss E. I am delighted with the birds and their photos. Greetings.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Chica and Happy Easter to you too!

Karen

s.c said...

And everything as colorful as always. Very nice again.

christine said...

I loved how you posted these pictures....all beautiful and fun ... AND a tease. Who is winning? Wow! The birds! oh a glimpse of the quilt, oh! Another glimpse..but what does it look like? ?? ?? Oh, finally revealed. Such suspense! And a nice write up to go with it.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your photos are always amazing no matter the subject matter.

Your girls look so happy.

Have a lovely, happy Easter ~ FlowerLady

Fun60 said...

It is good to see cricket being played in the spirit for which it was meant and may your girls continue to play for many years to come. So sorry to hear of your MIL's death.

Lisa Gordon said...

Karen, you're quilt is just beautiful, and I love the photograph of your girls. Have a wonderful week!

diane b said...

Lovely photos as usual. Lovely family too. Congrats to winning the shield. I wonder what your daughters think about the Cricket scandal at the moment?

Kim Standard said...

The white birds almost dont look real, they are pretty when flying. The games were shot great. As you cool we are so excited to be warming up lol

Cathy said...

Enjoyed it all Karen...Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

Julie said...

Such beautiful rich jewel colours in that quilt. Love all your bird shots. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Erin said...

How lovely to make local connections, and I didn't even realise that shop was there (don't get out much do I ;-) I'll have to check it out.
So pleased to hear E has found her passion :-)

Filip and Kristel said...

Fantastic with the birds.

Greetings,
Filip

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