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Hector and Hessian – a bit of fun!

We’re having an Open Gardens & Scarecrow Show in our village today.  Rather ambitiously, we decided to make Hector and Hessian jumping over our hedge.  It seemed like a good idea before we started!

It has taken much studying of pictures of horses jumping over fences, quite a bit of hessian and straw and lots of invention!  Getting him in position over the holly hedge last night was a challenge but  a bit of bribery of male family members with a BBQ first seemed to do the trick

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Scrap Quilt finished and ready for new home

A friend wanting to quilt her quilt this weekend was a good incentive to get my scrap quilt onto the frame and quilted over the last couple of weekends.

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Simple quilting was all that seemed necessary  given it’s overall business.  Also for me, scrap quilts really are utilitarian and so it seems right to keep it simple.

I made the binding from scraps and then have enjoyed sitting in the garden to sew it on.  In some ways, it’s one of my favourite parts of the quilt process – it’s the final finishing touch and I can start thinking about  my next project in earnest!

Although I’m planning to give it to my mother for her spare room, I couldn’t resist popping it onto one of my beds and admiring it!

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