Sunday, July 12, 2009

South of the River!

Thanks for your kind thoughts at these troubled times, never mind! A lot of beauty and fun here! Meet Jundi, a baby kangaroo rescued out at the goldfields of Western Australia!

Here's proud Glenda, a Wildlife Carer!

Another of her babies, Lorraine! Isn't she just the most wonderful girl looking after these rescued creatures - hats off to you, Glenda!
They came along to our WAQA Sewing Day - South of the River - the Swan river runs through the beautiful city of Perth. Our regular guild day is held north of the river once a month, so this is a nice little treat to happen , maybe half-yearly as we live south of the river!
Lots of Show and Tell - a really, really striking quilt of Robyn's in a Drunkard's Path design using Aboriginal type fabrics. Not Robyn's usual style at all - prompted by her husband when they visited the Northern Territory!

I can honestly say I have never used these fabrics, and really admire those who can co-ordinate them so beautifully and turn them into objects of art!

Below, dear friend Gwen's quilt - Gwen is a well-known physiotherapist and she has mad this quilt for her long-time receptionist who turns 70 this week! A Split 9-Patch in gloriously rich flannelettes - isn't she just going to love it?
Our Girlfriends! Group made lots of quilts from blocks made by WAQA members last year - for October, Breast Cancer Month here! Dear friend, Louise has just finished quilting this one below. It is beautifully quilted and quite a stunner!

I can't resist showing you another great beauty - married 30 years, dear Girlfriend! has become the new owner of a beautiful 2 carat diamond solitaire. It is a gorgeous Argyle diamond - the Argyle Mine is one of the world's largest diamond suppliers and situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Oh, isn't love grand - and it couldn't happen to a nicer person!

A very long Post for those who have stayed with it - hope you have enjoyed the Australiana, learning about our wonderful country and enjoyed the eye candy! Happy weekend!
PS - oh, I meant to tell you in my last Post - if you would lik to learn the finer tips about needle-turned applique, pop over and visit Janet, at Quiltsalott - a true master of this technique!

23 Lovely People said ...:

Notjustnat said...

Lurline hi, such a lovely post. Those cute baby kangaroos I love them. I like how they wrapped up in colorful blankets and thanks for the closed up of split nine patch quilt. I still can figure it out the 9 patch?

Valerie said...

I have never saw a kangaroo so that was amazing. But those quilts....Oh my! Great! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Hope all things settle for you soon, the light always returns eventually. The joey is totally wonderful and as always your blog is a delight.
Cheers, Anne

Janet said...

Thanks Lurline, Loved the pictures and stories today, I admire anyone who can work with the aboriginal fabrics, I wouldn't know where to start.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I have never seen a baby roo, oh how sweet, and thank you for all the wonderful pictures, the split nine patch will be loved, I am sure.

Mistea said...

Cute little Joeys and gorgeous Quilts a grand day out by the sound of things. Thanks for sharing.

Lizzie said...

I just love Robyn's quilt, I too have to admire anyone who can put those strong Australian colours together so successfully, well done to Robyn. Oh yes, cute roos too.
Big hugs lizzie XX

Joy said...

Lurline those quilts are stunning, espcially the aboriginal style one, wow, that is really something!! As is your friend's diamond ring, how wonderful for her :o). But you really pulled at my heartstrings with those gorgeous joeys, your friend Glenda is an angel, bless her :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Mildred said...

Hi Lurline, What a fun post today. That's the cutest little kangaroo - what a sweet face. I love all the quilts and I'm always amazed how intricate they are. Thank you for sharing such lovely photos and I love the ring!

zetor said...

Very interesting, love the kangaroo.

Stephanie said...

Stunning drunkard's path. Rich with glorious colors. Looks like the darling kangaroo is all snuggily and well loved.

PatchworkRose said...

Thant little Kangaroo is gorgeous and I love that hand knitted jumper worn by his carer.
Love the quilts too but that jumper looks just so cuddly warm
Have a good week, one good day at a time
Cheers
Lynne

Kaaren said...

Oh, Lurline I can never get enough information about your wonderful country. Please share more anytime. And isn't the baby 'roo' just too cute? Thank goodness for animal care givers around the world.

Fiesta said...

oh Lurline the baby kangaroo is just adorable. you were right, lots of eye candy today.
I love learning about Australia. Keep on postin'

Nedra said...

How fun to be able to bring a Kangaroo to your quilt meeting! Do you know I've never seen a kangaroo in real life? Thanks for the cultural exchange.

Karen said...

That is a striking Drunkard Path design. When I first looked at the quilt, I didn't even think of it as a Drunkard's Path.

Rumi said...

Precious Joeys, lovely quilts! Wonderful post today Lurline.

Candace said...

Learning about other countries and their people is one of the fun things about blogging. All the quilts are beautiful but the drunkerd's path is so different, I really love it.

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Oh my the quilts are so lovely ;) I really like the drunkerd's path also. Fantastic .. so rich in color ;)
Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful little creatures with us. My brother has a friend who has a little Wallaby... I can tell you she cause quite the stir here in my city. It was big news for quite a while with the court trials.. They were saying he was going to have to get rid of her after owning her for over 10 years. She accidentally got out of her kennel. The guy got a hold of the news media to help him find her.. then all heck broke loose .. they the City considered her a exotic animal. Not allowed in our county. Not even out of the city limits. Well any way to settle it all .. he agreed to move out of our county. He put his house up for sale and left not looking back. He still has her and she is very very happy in her new home ;)Now that is a true love for your pets.. I know I would do the same for anyone of my lovely pets if I had to also :)
Chow
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CabbageQuilts said...

Oh that little joey is so gorgeous!! The quilts you have shown are stunning, thanks for sharing these xo

Julia said...

What fun you all had...wish i could have been there..
Hugs Julia

West Michigan Quilter said...

That baby kangaroo is so precious. Loved the quilts too. They are stunning. Thanks for the link. I need to know more about needleturn.

QUILTILNLG IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Lurline--Oh I want to hold and love on that baby kangaroo--what a sweet baby!!! the quilts are pretty too and a would feel good wrapped up in one of them--thanks for the pictures--I still say I am an "Aussie" who is in the wrong location?????? Have a great week--hugs, just, Di