Sunday, February 8, 2009

Around The Garden

During the summer months we spend the majority of our time outdoors, especially mealtimes, so our dining table doesnt get used much. It was time to design a quilt to pretty up the table...

This is "Around the Garden" a simple pieced and appliqued quilt. Ive used In the Pink 2 fabrics which are so pretty and I think it brings a touch of summer into the house.

The applique is only on the corners of the quilt so that your fruit basket or vase of flowers can sit in the middle. The pattern is almost finished, so stayed tuned for a giveaway in the next few days!!
Around our garden, things are a little grim due to the extreme heat we have experienced over the last couple of weeks but our apple tree is loaded with fruit and ready for some serious baking:

Our thoughts go out to all those Aussies who are experiencing the worst bushfires, heatwaves and floods at the moment. The loss of life and property is tragic and hopefully that much needed relief comes quickly!!


  1. Gorgeous little, quilt! Something to brighten our day - there's so much tragedy and sadness about!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. Beautiful quilt, Rose. Let's hope the fire situation improves soon.

  3. absolutely love it! the fabrics are beautiful

  4. I want that. Look out I am coming to get it.


  5. The quilt you have made is beautiful Rose, can"t wait till the patteren is out.
    Yes the fire are terrible I think of them all, but it upsets me too much to watch.

  6. Cleaver Girl Rose as usual I like that too.
    Those fire are tragic I have been blessed never to have seen one must be terifying they move soo fast.

  7. Gorgeous quilt.

    love and hugs Gina xxx

  8. Very pretty. :-)

    My sympathies on the fires, it must be terrible to know that these things are happening and not be able to do anything about it. Hugs to all of you!!

  9. such a pretty table topper - I have thought lately that I need to make one from my scraps as well - yours looks really good I might model one after it if you don't mind. I will print it out and put it aside. It won't be the same color and the applique won't be exactly the same - but you get the drift --

  10. Congratulations on your finish! It is gorgeous, sweetie! It really says summer, and I love that you have kept the appliqué to the corners!

    Keeping an eye on the fire reports on the internet! This is awful! I really hope it is put out soooooon!

    Big hugs and stitches

  11. I love your pattern!! I want to make it. Especially love your choice of fabrics.

  12. What a gorgeous little quilt!
    Lovely colours!

  13. This is sooo pretty!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I would love to purchase this pattern for my daughter. Could you tell me who, what, where? Please email me at as my blog is private and my public sewing blog isn't quite ready to start yet. Thanks I'd appreciate it.

  15. The is such a cute little table topper Rose. What do you mean by the pattern almost finished? Are you designing the pattern - I was trying to see what part of the table topper wasn't finished - then I thought it might be you mean the actual pattern! It is lovely.

    I am glad to hear you are safe - the fires and the floods sound just terrible - I have been seeing pictures and videos on the news here in Canada. Take care!

  16. This quilt is gorgeous, and it is a beautiful color scheme.

  17. beautiful quilt ....just discovered your site.....enjoying my visit very much


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