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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quilts and Wineries

What a great combination!
 
After a fun time at the quilter's festival, my first customer's quilt was this lovely bargello design by Anne Golder. It is a King size quilt, so this is just a portion of it, but the lovely turquoises and corals look great offset by the neutrals browns.

 
 
The quilting design is Sweetest Hearts by Tammy Finkler and shows up delightfully on the back of the quilt. Because the quilt has a 100% wool batting (washable) it is light and puffy and will be very cosy to sleep under.
 
 
 
 
Thanks Anne for bringing me your quilt.
 
And I have to admit our trip to Adelaide was not ALL about quilting. Our last day was spent on a Barossa Valley wineries tour. 4 wineries plus Maggie Beers Farm (delicious pheasant pate) and by the end I was completely shirazed out.
We started at Wolf Blass and ended up at Chateau Tanunda.
 
The Chateau was very impressive but Langmile Winery was the most picturesque and I loved the history lesson that went with it.
 
 
 The vines around the pillars are a combination of wisteria, just in flower, and grapes, coming into new leaf. Very pretty!
 
 
This is the wall of the original blacksmithing building. I'm not sure how old, but their oldest vines are 169 years old, so it would be a bit older than the vines.
 
Thanks Penny for being such a great travel companion. Where to next?
 
Happy stitching.
Helen.
 


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