Hooray, ( **** Trumpet Call*** ) the first of 25 blocks are done, not trimmed, but I am so happy with them.
Sandra, over at mmmquilts ! has this fantastic QAL with another of her wonderful designs, this time it is for “ Freefall QAL” and already I see others have added their links.
I used the freezer paper method to do the actual leaf, drawing the square, then stitching on the lines, with no thread. That makes it so easy to turn back the freezer paper, and line up the outer side parts, making sure that little dog ears line up. I iron one side piece on one side of the rectangle, one on the reverse, that way they match up to the leaf sides. This is OK for batiks, but for one sided cottons, iron all onto the wrong side, you need to do two rectangles, to get the 4 pieces needed facing the right way.
Here they are!!! I am so happy.!!! Can you tell???
We have had some more rain, but the Bay of Plenty is in a State of Emergency, Edgecumbe people who have been evacuated will be wondering what will happen next. This was on 6th April. Photo courtesy of Internet.
Some homes need to be demolished, flooded off their foundations, other families have silt through their home, water rushed through in a raging torrent, 1.5 metres high. They have lost everything.The SPCA has been rescuing animals and pets, going from house to house in inflatable boats or jet boats, wearing wet suits, and carrying pet cages. Further away, and here in Edgecumbe, again today…residents have been told to be ready to evacuate if they hear the fire siren sounding continuously. I feel helpless down here and wish I could help. Maybe just having caring thoughts is the best we can do when so far away. I feel sad and guilty to be happy about my 8 blocks when so many families have lost so much.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Trying times need courage and resilience.
That will be when your strength is tested,
not when days are calm and serene .”
Greetings from Jean.