The Ferris Wheel Quilt is FINISHED!!! YAY!! Marvellous what a deadline will do.
I hope the recipient likes it and that it brings her much comfort.
It was difficult to get a good shot of it because of it’s length, but this is the best I could do.
Mathematics is not my forte so my DH had to step in and work out a nice arc to dissect the squares for the quilting pattern. I also quilting in the ditch. In the end, I was happy with the quilting.
We were gifted some green tomatoes by our neighbour. What to do? My late maternal grandmother made THE best green tomato pickle, so I rummaged around and found a recipe which I thought might be close to the one she used to make. In the past I have never been able to replicate them. She never had a recipe, and when we asked how to make them, it was ‘just a handful of this, a spoonful of that etc.’
This was the end result and I was really pleased (and surprised) at how good they tasted and how very much like my Nana Mac’s pickles they turned out to be. We made many, many bottles and we have been gifting them to family and friends who seem to be enjoying them too. Chuffed with that!
This is one of the handiest tools I have owned. Gifted to me by a dear friend whose darling husband made it. Thank you my friend
I use it mainly for guiding patchwork under the foot of the machine and it is better than an awl or unpicker because it hasn’t got the extremely sharp point to accidentally poke yourself with. It seems to grip onto the fabric too and stops the piece from slipping. It is also very useful for poking out corners.
Are you a pinner or non-pinner? I used to be a ‘fly by the seat of the pants’ non pinner when I did patchwork, but now I pin obsessively and I am much more pleased with the results.
Until next time………happy crafting……….Dianne.