I started writing a post about my recent (ok, ok it was in April!) trip to Chicago with my Mum to check out the sights and head to the Chicago International Quilt Festival, but I never posted it because I’m just not a travel blogger and hated everything I wrote! Don’t get me wrong, I loved the city and all the sights but I don’t pay enough attention to the details of everything – where we ate, what we saw etc. I’m too busy taking in all the pretty things! So, instead, here are some photos of a few of the pretty things we saw (and ate)!
Best donut I have ever tasted, GF or not. This was the Meyer Lemon & PIstachio GF. I still dream about it!
Harris Theater – Millenium Park
Chicago History Museum
The Chicago theatre at night
Greetings from Chicago – seeing this was worth every penny of the $20 cab fare there!
Beautiful buildings round Astor Street
The building from the movie High Fidelity in Wicker Park
Breakfast with a view at the John Hancock Centre
My favourite buildings in the city – Marina Towers
Cloud Gate – Loved this so much. I could probably photograph it every day for the rest of my life and not get bored.
I loved the city. I can’t say I loved the weather, this English Rose isn’t so good at -3*C in the morning and then 20*C by the afternoon! Everyone we met was lovely, the food was amazing and the city was just awesome. I’d definitely like to go back, but in the summer next time!
I’ve been seeing the Raspberry Kiss and Mini Raspberry Kiss blocks all over the internet for a long while and finally got myself together to have a go. I raided my scrap bins and was please with the results!
I used mainly Cotton and Steel basics, with a few precious bits of Anna Maria Horner and some Alison Glass with Kona Silver (I think – I’ve lost my colour card!) as the background.
I’m happy with the outcome, now need to find the time to turn it into something, another cushion, perhaps, a wall hanging? I’m not sure, what do you think?
Another ‘better late than never’ post was this cross stitch I made for the wedding of my dear friends Emily and Tom. The pattern was from Cross Stitcher magazine and is another one by Emma Congdon. I decided to change the colour scheme from the reds and pinks to the colours of Emily and Tom’s wedding (and bedroom) yellow and grey which for me, really freshened it up and made it look more modern. I’m so pleased with the way it turned out and they did too!
In true Sydney Rose 2015 style I didn’t get a good picture of the finished, framed article, but think this shows it pretty well.
Apparently I have a thing for Lizzy House and her fabrics! As I made a cat quilt with her Catnap Line, it seemed only right to make a star quilt with her Constellations line!
I finished this quilt last year, after starting it the year before, so it seems only right to blog it a year later?!
The all over quilting in a triangle design took forever but I’m so happy with it, my favourite part is the rounded corners, I’ll definitely be doing more of that in the future. The quilt now lives on our bed and is loved by all of us!
Quilt: Constellations Star Quilt
Size: 75″ x 89″
Pieced and Quilted by: Me
Fabric: Lizzy House, Constellations & Lizzy House, Pearl Bracelets in Aqua
Lives: In my house on my bed!