Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Australian Christmas Quilt



This is another quilt I did way back before I broke my ankle.  This is made by Carol and I love the design.  




  
This is my favourite block.  The mother kangaroo’s expression seems so tolerant with her pouch stuffed full of presents.




Nearly two weeks ago I went back to the hospital for more x-rays, the cast came off, and I have graduated to a boot.  I get to wear this lovely fashion accessory for six weeks as I learn to take weight through my ankle again.  I am now ‘furniture walking’ i.e. hobbling between pieces of furniture, and using a cane.  This is lot better than crutches as it gives me a free hand to carry things.


I am slowly catching up with the allover bookings, and many of my wonderful customers have allowed me to postpone their custom bookings until after Christmas.  I am still quilting sitting down, it is slower, but I have worked out a routine that helps.  

I am learning patience........

13 comments:

  1. Desley, enjoy the break (no pun intended) and get tons of reading done, guilt free! By the way, I saw the lovely Janette Samson pastel pink quilt at AMQF. It is so lovely!

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  2. I am glad to read that you have graduated to this boot. It has been a long journey but at least the end is in sight.

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  4. Glad you are back quilting! Hope you ankle heals quickly.

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  5. The quilting is nice on this applique quilt. Love the applique designs-Kangaroos not a common sight on quilts here in America. ;-) The boot however looks the same as the one I had to wear. Keep healing!

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  6. Very sweet quilting on this one. Love how the applique pops around your quilting. I hope you heal fast and are able to enjoy your holiday season.

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  7. Cute, cute, cute. Patience is difficult, and sometimes we have no choice in the matter. I am glad you are healing, and hopefully the worst is behind you.

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  8. bless your poor ankle! This quilt is too terribly cute. :D

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  9. Poor you! A broken ankle is no fun. Sending healing thoughts your way.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  10. Cute quilt! Hope you recover soon, so you don't need to be doing the quilting like this, I guess it's hard on your neck and shoulders sitting down while quilting.

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  11. What a really fun quilt! So glad to hear you have upgraded to a boot. So glad we live in a time period where our boo boos can be repaired.

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  12. Love the wallhanging! Where can I get the pattern? Haven't ever seen that one! Very cute!

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  13. What a fun and adorable quilt!

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