Sunday, 22 October 2017

show & tell on the Peninsula

Glenys & I had a lo-o-ong overdue catch up today.
She has recently retired and she showed me all the projects she's been working on. 

First up, her 16 patch blocks all in yummy Anna Maria Horner fabrics.
This is still very much a WiP
and I think she said she was planning on making about 30 blocks in total . . .

If you've got an AMH stash too and need more inspiration,
there's an Anna Maria sewalong happening over on IG at the moment.
Pop on over here to see heaps of other lovely AMH projects.

Her 'mum elephant & baby' quilt just needs the binding stitched down.
Isn't this so sweet in a pink & grey pastel pallette . . .

It would seem elephant quilts are very popular.
I did a search and found this, a whole parade of them!

And then, Glenys is also working on a quilt using all her doilies from her mum 
She isn't sure yet on the setting or if she will add borders and/or sashing,
but is taking her time, enjoying 'the process' and the memories . . .

but wait, there's more . . .

This is a large quilt that Glenys has just finished. 
It was a fabric pack, not her usual colours but she's had fun putting it together.
The pattern she used was 'Rustic Autumn' by Art Gallery Fabrics,
see here for the free pattern.
Loving all the bright mod fabrics!

Hope you enjoyed Glenys' show & tell
- I certainly did! 


  1. such beautiful work !! I love them all, the bright colors and wonderful memories. Quilts are such an individual reflection of each maker, their creativity and loves and artistry!!
    your friend should be very proud. Happy Sewing from Iowa

  2. Sounds and looks like a magic day together! Some lovely quilts. yes elephant quilts are popular, I have quilted a few of them. I love the use of the vintage linens, it's nice to have them out so they can see the world instead of stuffed away in a cupboard.

  3. Oh I love the doilies quilt.

  4. Yes! I was oohing and ahhing online.:)

  5. Lots of fun projects. The doilies quilt is gorgeous! What a fun idea to preserve all those beautiful linens.

  6. It looks like you had fun seeing what Glenys has been doing and it was a great idea to share it here too - she's got some great projects on the go.

  7. Lots of pretties to look at there, of course the AMH caught my eye. The doilies are lovely too, always hard to cut into, but worth it when you see them turned into some that gets used.

  8. Great Show and Tell. Varied quilts, lots of lovely ideas. Oh, I love elephants!

    1. Thanks Linda.
      We had a fun afternoon going through all Glenys’ WiPs.
      ... and catching up about the kids, NZ’s latest political decisions, tips for moving house, & summertime gardening plans.
      I shall pass on all these lovely comments to Glenys.

  9. Thanks for sharing the work that Glenys has done. I love seeing all the different projects people work on.
    Cheers, Karen

  10. Beautiful work - lots of differences between the projects, too. Like the elephants on the patchwork background a lot.

  11. What a fun collection of projects. I also have inherited doilies... although it always seems like other people have "better" ones than I do. One day I will find the perfect project for them!


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