Sunday, April 29, 2012

Bendigo Blue Quilt

This week, I've been inspired to pick up a crochet hook... for the first time in about 10 years.  After winding my way through a few crochet-related blogs, I found a terrific tutorial on an easier way to even up the borders surrounding a quilt made from crocheted hexagons,  Lanas & Hilos (Guatamala).  The lime green and lavender in her quilt is very fresh and spring-like. I thought about creating a small lap quilt, along the same lines.

This led me to Attic 24.  Her pattern for the crocheted hexagons (see above) is a bit fiddly, 'til you get the hang of it.  These delightful blue yarns were discovered as left-overs in my almost-forgotten knitting stash.  There is a mix of 4ply and 8ply,  and I picked up a few extra colours from a knitting shop in Bendigo, yesterday.  

We were there to visit the delightful "Grace Kelly: Style Icon" at the Bendigo Art Gallery, in central Victoria.  They do terrific exhibitions there... we were spell-bound for nearly 3 hours.

So, naturally, tonight, while relaxing on a chilly Autumn  Sunday evening at the conclusion of a wonderful weekend, we chose to watch Grace Kelly and Ray Milland in the DVD:  "Dial M for Murder" - Marvellous!


  1. I had to google Lisa S. at Sunset Seams...and its you!!! Your blog is great! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement with my tunic sewing - yes the colour is right, just the fabric is wrong - not miffed though - only paid $5 for the the lot; though now I'm going to delve into my more expensive stash! Wish me luck!

  2. Thanks Bronwyn, I'm glad you found me. Thanks, too, for the encouragement about the blog.... I wish I'd learnt all this years ago! Cheers, Lisa.


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