Monday, January 25, 2010

Completed projects and Sydney recommendations

I want to show you a couple of things I've been up to....

My only sister, Cyn and I spent some time together Friday working on the "Hanging Garden" quilt top. We had planned on working out the pattern and possibly getting a little of the top together, but we became so enthralled with the pattern that we just HAD to continue and see what it looked like. This is the end result...


Sorry about the dodginess of the picture... every time Liam and I ventured out to take a picture, it suddenly became windy! I decided after trying for two days to just give it a go, and this is what we ended up with.
 I will put up a better picture when I am able to achieve it (it's the perfectionist in me... sorry!)

This is a fabulous pattern - the more we did, the more we liked it. It also goes together quite quickly and could be used successfully for either jelly rolls or scrappy strips, which is what we used. I really enjoyed spending some quality time with Cyn - it is something we have not been able to do
 for a couple of years at least.

I also managed to create some ATC's for our bi monthly swap.... can you pick the theme?



I really enjoyed making these... if you want to know anything more about them, you need to have a guess at the theme, okay? Give me some feedback so I know what you enjoy about my posts. :)

ALSO: Steven and I bought some very cheap flights for a weekend in Sydney, but we need somewhere reasonably priced and clean to stay... can you recommend anywhere to us please?

What should we make sure we see while we are there for out day and a half? I can't wait to read your suggestions!

6 comments:

Daphne said...

That quilt top is just gorgeous, Al! The colours are just right. Enjoy your trip to Sydney; you both deserve it.

Susan Entwistle said...

I'm going to have to guess 'under the sea', but then again, it's Winter here in the states, and I am ALWAYS thinking about the beach.

Julie said...

Love the quilt top, it is a fantastic design! My guess for the ATC theme is 'Waves' Not a regular visitor to Sydney but last time my sisters and I visited we stayed at Star City Casino, reasonable rates at the time and right amongst the action, so we saved on taxi fares!!

Paula... said...

Gorgeous quilt top - the colours and pattern are fantastic. You have too many great talents!!

Prue said...

My guess for the ACTs is 'waves' which came to mind before reading the other comments. I would like to know how you made them.

The quilt top is great. Love the colours

Jandi said...

I love the quilt and the ATC's are really cool looking. I don't know much about ATCs. What do you do with them?