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A 'very me' quilt

I'm blogging from the snow.  We are here for 17 days and I didn't bring any sewing or craft with me.  I am missing the stitching and handling of fabric.  There is a lot of down time here.  All the children are occupied in lessons each day. (Adelaide came home from her lesson today with a "Level 2" badge she is very proud of.  She has graduated from her beginner class which means she has mastered the snow plough. She gave the badge a little kiss as she snuggled into bed for her day sleep.)


We adults generally ski in the mornings and then come indoors at lunchtime.  The family is benefitting from my lack of craft distractions with yummy dinners every night.  Tonight it's roast pork with crackling - perfect winter fare. I managed to do a 15 day menu plan and bring everything I needed from Melbourne, which means I don't have to rely on the limited choice here on the mountain. 

In fact our family has been eating very well since I discovered Bill Granger's cookbooks.  All the recipes are tasty and simple and I've put him up there ahead of Jamie Oliver for tasty family recipes.


These are photos of a little quilting project I started working on a few weeks ago.  I was inspired by this image, and suddenly I just had to replicate it.


I rumaged in my box of shirting fabrics and pulled out all of these that shared the same pretty blue tone.  Many of these are from Townmouse production, and some are from a local shirting maker who I have been known to visit from time to time to beg for scraps.

I will look forward to progressing this some more when we are back into term time.


Heidi B

That will be a very pretty quilt- I am a blue person, and shirting fabric is a lovely choice.
Enjoy the snow, there is certainly a lot of it, and I'm wishing now we had planned a trip to the snow for our rather long three week school break.
Agree with you re Bill Granger (and Jamie too), his recipes are always very tasty (and simple). I just picked up a new (well, to me!) cookbook, "Ottolenghi" excellent recipes if you don't already have it.

Adrianne (Little Bluebell)

Oooh! I love the look of all those shirtings together!!!

Engracia Findlay

That is going to be a beautiful quilt. We've just arrived at the snow for a few days and the snow looks great here in Thredbo. We'll be back again in mid-August for our annual ski trip, but couldn't resist the snow fields this weekend.


That is going to be amazing. I look forward to seeing how it turns out. I love blue and white quilts, they're very restful on the eyes.


I like your quilt in progress. And it has triangles, my new found love!
On the other side of the world we are melting in the sun. Snow sounds so refreshing to me these days....
Enjoy your holidays.


Wow! How lovely!
I love the colors!


Good luck with your quilt a lovely idea it will look brilliant thank you for sharing. Great blog :)

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