I’ve just finished hand quilting the second block of my New Zealand Botanical quilt. I’m doing Big Stitch quilting, and using a Sue Spargo thread, Perle No 8 in a pretty variegated pale green.
This block shows the Chatham Island Forget-me-not, and has large shiny leaves, with clusters of sky blue flowers. The plants are widely grown in nurseries and gardens throughout New Zealand and overseas.
It may well be winter in our part of the world, but I got to sit outside for an hour or so making the most of the wintry sunshine. Block number three is in the hoop, it’s all prepared and I'm ready to start. Perhaps a cup of coffee might be a good idea too.
Ready to start the next block
Our young Birman cat Gemma came outside with me to enjoy the fresh air. She always likes being close by.
Who's a pretty girl then?
I’m making the most of an afternoon outdoors as the weather for the next few days will be getting worse, with quite a drop in the temperature, we have been warned. It is winter, after all.