Sue saw a photo of Buddy on a previous post and asked me about this quilt. The quilt is called "21st Century Bull's Eye" and is in a book from Country Threads called "Quilts from Aunt Amy".
I made this quilt several years ago together with 3 other girls. Each block we made, we cut into 4 smaller blocks and then gave a block to each girl. This process enabled us to have a really scrappy quilt with lots of different fabrics.
It was all raw edge machine applique and when the quilt was washed, it came up all fluffy and scrappy. It remains one of my favourite quilts and no matter which room I put it in, it always looks good.
When I was taking the photos, I thought I would also tell you about the couch that the quilt covers. This couch belonged to my grandmother. My mum remembers it as a little girl covered in blue studded leather. Mum will be 80 this year so I am thinking it must be at least 70 years old. It has remained in our family for many years and has seen several different restorations to the upholstery. I can remember as a little girl, falliing asleep on it while my father was watching the footy replay on a Saturday night.
Unfortunately, it has seen better days and I was lucky enough to bring it home from the Shearing Shed it had been stored in at mum and dad's.
One day, I will get it recovered in a fitting fabric and the timber french polished, but for now, it is in our family room with my quilt over it to cover up the stains. You know, it is still one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture I have ever sat in.
I also wanted to introduce you to Lucy. She belongs to Chris (my eldest son) and Amy (his fiance) pictured below. She is adorable and a gentle giant.
Here she is playing with Buddy. She has to lie down to play with him, otherwise there is no contest. She loves squeaky toys and if she gets one in her mouth, she squeaks it like she is playing a tune. It is hilarious.
I spent a whole day over Easter making hexagon flowers and found my wrist was a bit sore the next day so I have been working on Phebe ever since. Nothing significant more to show at this stage as I have been mainly appliqueing down the pieces I had already prepared. Whilst I love my handwork, it is slow going as far as blogging goes but I will probably show a photo in my next post.