Saturday, 26 April 2014

OPAM Finish for April

 Today I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday and OPAM as I do the big TADAAAA!!
and show you my Star Flannel Quilt finally finished. I hand quilted this in DMC Perle 8 thread. Please excuse the washing hanging either side. As you can see, its an overcast day and I needed to get the boring jobs done before doing the fun stuff.

 Quilting on the back...

I quilted eight pointed stars on the larger blocks.

Here it is on my son's bed. An antique one I purchased at an auction years ago.
I love the carving at the head and foot. The whole thing was painted fire engine red when I bought it.

The carving  reminds me of the Legacy Torch and and the wreaths we lay on ANZAC Day. I must research the significance of this one day as my Uncle thinks it was made back as early as 1920.

Which leads me to my final photos.

 Son No. 3 played euphonium during the ANZAC Day parade yesterday. He took part in three parades. The first one in a small town nearby. It only has about 1500 people and they were very excited to have a band lead the parade for the very first time. Then back on the bus to head down the highway to play during the parade and commemorative services in two more towns.

 Perfect Autumn weather prevailed as we remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Lest we forget.


  1. I love it Raelee. Your perle quilting is the perfect finish. I'm sure it will find it's way to the lounge over winter! The bands are such a great part of the parade, well done to your son.

  2. i love your quilt! It looks so nice but still very masculine.

  3. your quilt is gorgeous and well done on quilting it looks wonderful on the timber bed..........

  4. The quilt looks great...well done! Great to see the band pics...will they ever change that uniform?

  5. Well done Raelee that looks so good....well done.....

  6. Congratulations on a beyond beautiful finish! How cozy and inviting it truly is! And, the antique bed your son has is a beautiful piece of furniture! interest is perked, and I will have to look up more on the holiday you just celebrated!

  7. Just gorgeous and just in time for the cold weather :)

  8. Your Star flannel is lovely looks very cosy with the warm colours. The centre star is beautiful and the quilting looks great . Very nice on your sons bed. Thanks for showing s the band paradeing.

  9. Wow Raelee,this quilt is awesome,well done.xx

  10. your quilt is gorgeous,love it,well done.xx


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