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Friday, December 19, 2014

The Art of Patience

Good things come to those who wait and I’ve been waiting, and waiting, ever so patiently.    To be perfectly truthful, there has been the occasional “when are you going to get around to it?” comment to my other half.  And at long last –  I now have a hanging rod installed in the sitting room for whatever quilt I wish to hang.  It’s just as well the job wasn’t done earlier, as it happens.  After rearranging the furniture a while ago it would have ended up on the wrong wall.  But all’s well that ends well, and I finally have a (largish) quilt on show, hung on the wall over one of the couches.  It’s just in time for Christmas too.

I’ve shown it before, but not in this, our new home.  Here is my version of “All the Love of Christmas”, designed by Bronwyn Hayes, which I completed in 2007.  I altered some of the design elements as I preferred them to all be facing the right way up, and not going around the quilt as the original design showed.  This is a mixture of stitchery blocks, applique, machine piecing, and both hand and machine quilting, and I really enjoyed working on it.

PC190001 All the Love of Christmas hanging on the wall

PC190006Detail of one of the stitched blocks

Robin and I attended a Pot Luck Lunch with the Cancer Society Volunteers today – Robin is one of the volunteer drivers who take patients to and from the hospital at Palmerston North for treatment and appointments.  My quilt club, Town and Country Quilters, loans a variety of wall hangings to brighten up the local Cancer Society rooms, Winchester House.  Helen, one of the Sew Wot ladies,  has taken  responsibility for this task lately, and as a thank-you, both Helen and our President Sandra were invited along to share in the lunch.  It was lovely to see them both there, and as you can imagine, the talk changed to quilting matters for a while.

PC190009 Quilt Club President Sandra with Helen in front of Helen’s Christmas quilt

I attend the ladies Coffee Club mornings at Winchester House (when I can) so always like to check and admire the current quilt hanging up.  Helen’s work is lovely and always a treat to see and admire.


Nancy J said...

lovely Christmas quilt, Jenny, and Robin, good timing for the hanging rod. The tree wall hanging is so bright and cheerful. Jean.

Maria said...

Sew many beautiful christmas decorations you have showed in the past few posts.
Lovely to have a special tree made by your DD many years ago.
Also your Jim Shore Polar bear from your pen pal is very precious.
Lucky your hubby didn't put up your hanger when you asked...Lol.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and all the best wishes for 2015

Kate said...

Your Christmas wall hanging is quite lovely, Jenny.

Jasmine said...

How wonderful to have a rod there. I love rotating quilts around my house. They make a home so cosy. I really like the hand quilting around the embroidery on this quilt.