October Garden 2021

October Garden

It has been a complicated week in the Hitty cupboard – and we’ve had very stormy weather! Floradora and Henrietta were very glad to get outside to breathe some fresh air. They thought they’d look for mushrooms, but…

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Purple and Gold

Michaelmas Daisies

Viola picked some Michaelmas Daisies…

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Autumn Chanterelles

Mushrooms!

One of the best things about fall on the west coast is the mushrooms!

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Autumnal Equinox 2021

Brown-Eyed Susans

Brown-eyed Susans!!!

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Hello Pirate Sisters!

Foggy

Gráinne walked down to the foggy foreshore…

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Scrap Happy doll quilts September 2021

Backing

This little doll quilt is 6 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches…the “Encyclopedia print” was bought new, but the colourful prints are definitely scraps!

A nearby historic house from the 1860’s makes various things out of these reproduction print fabrics, and they gave me a bag of scraps leftover from their projects, so that I could make them a small quilt for a china doll (I also dressed the doll in historic clothing) Click here for a link to Ross Bay Villa.

After making their larger doll quilt, I had scraps of scraps which I used to make three doll quilts for myself!

I wanted to show how I like to make a “fold-over” binding using the backing fabric.

First piece your top, square it up and then quilt the layers together (I don’t use any batting on a tiny quilt).

Then cut the backing fabric exactly 1/2 inch from the outside edge of the top.

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September Sundown

Queen Anne’s Lace

Tipsy ran through the long grass and Queen Anne’s Lace…

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Saturday Garden Rain

Rainy afternoon

It is finally raining! Mudlark and Guttersnipe hopped off the wicker bench…

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