Sunday, 22 January 2012

Busy, busy, busy - but time for pasta

As quickly as you make it - the girls fronted up with their bowls. Also there to help roll the pasta through the machine - here was what was left to dry and use another day. Not a very glamorous picture of me but it does show that I do spend some time in the kitchen covered in flour. Fun, Fun, Fun.

Then when I have proven to the family that I can do some domestics, I couldn't help but layout a bali pop I'd just purchased - just to see the gorgeous range of colours - beautiful and to start imagining what I can do with them. My friend Christine did a lovely green quilt lately with a 60 degree ruler - just loved the affect, take a look at this on her blog. So I got to and started sewing in groups of three...
Then late into the night - cut, cut, cut and of course then the girls helped me with the design

 The girls had a ball playing, it is interesting to see where their talents lead, Ruth definitely has an eye for colour and pattern - Grace just enjoyed the amazing array of shapes and colour to play with.
It was an enjoyable session, and in fact Ruth designed the centre and assisted with the colour placement throughout - I feel so proud of her, I hope she keeps up this interest/talent for patterns and colour.

Here is the final layout - now all I need to do is sew it all together, and get my dining room table back. It's been a long time since I've been able to have the machine out, and not be fiddled with - having more issues with Zoe the cat - wanting to attack the thread or sleep just behind the needle... The quilt will be a double bed size "square" - next will be how to quilt this..

Happy sewing


QueenB said...

Very pretty quilt Jennifer. those cats we have do get into everything don't they. Almost as bad as the children sometimes.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Looks amazing Jennifer.

Well done to both of you for the layout!

Christine M said...

So when am I coming over for homemade pasta? I've never tried making pasta before. Was it hard? The quilt layout looks good. Can't wait to see it all together. It's great having those two little helpers!