Welcome! This is the blog of Wendy Whellum and Legend and Lace Designs

Welcome to the Blog of Wendy Whellum and Legend and Lace

To find out more about Legend and Lace please visit the website http://www.legendandlace.com/

Quilt Gallery

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The sun is shining

 and our travels in tropical north Queensland has become much more like we expected.  The rain finally stopped after a few very gloomy days.  We arrived in Cairns on Saturday, after spending a night in Daintree River Lodge.  We had a balcony there that overlooked the river - and we actually saw crocodiles swimming in convoy!

This is the view from our verandah.  I know there are crocs there!

 For the first 3 days of our travels this is what the sky looked like.  This a view of the Atherton Tablelands on a very dreary day.

This is my sewing bag that goes with me everywhere.  My friend Marilyn made it for me a few years ago for my birthday.  the fabrics were borrowed from another friend Erica, as Marilyn knew she would have fabrics that I would like best.  I love it!  I cram it full of goodies and take it with me.

I have in it this time around 2 blocks I am working on of the Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt, my threads, scissors, needle case, marking pens, and assorted fabrics needed for the blocks.
This is block 23, which appears completed, but really it has some missing - the centres of the flowers are missing.  I did not bring any pink with me, and so far have not found any suitable in my travels.  I have some at home so i will just leave it.
This is block 24.  I know it looks very messy, but I do back basting, and all the leaves are in place now.  Some are appliqued, and the stems tacked over the base of leaves.  it is working out very well.  Not far to go with this project now - only one more block, and 3 borders.


  1. Wow! You're almost finished! can't wait to see it. I'm glad the weather is finally cooperating for you. Don't get too close to those crocs! They scare me just seeing them on TV.

  2. Yikes, I still have a ways to go, but I'm still working on BTCT. I have no intentions of packing it away. I'm hoping this winter I will get my blocks finished and start on the borders. Your blocks are lovely