Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Sunny Day...













One sunny day Gbf and I jumped on a train and headed further up the mountains to Wentworth Falls.  A beautiful little township, but we didn't linger at the shops... we walked over the bridge, to the other side of the train tracks, around the corner and  up the hill... It was a hot day so we occasionally stopped under shady trees to have a drink of water, fan ourselves a little and enjoy our surroundings. Like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, our journey had a reward, lunch at Nineteen 23, a restaurant we'd read great things about. It certainly lived up to the rave reviews and we're already talking about going back again one day.



A friendly beetle came to visit as we were leaving to go.



Meanwhile here's the Scrappy Trip on my design wall.


I've made 49 blocks which will make the quilt 84 x 84 inches. I just need to play around with the placement of the blocks to get an even balance of colours then it's a simple matter of sewing them together. 

It's such a bright colourful quilt. I think it will make a great winter quilt with all those bright colours to remind me of sunny days. 

29 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

Thank you for taking us along on your lovely day! I feel warmer already, even though it's below freezing here. Your scrappy trips is fabulous! You really made those blocks quickly. I'm making one too, but more slowly.

Quiltbenaco said...

Dall'altra parte del globo siamo alle prese con neve e gelo.....
Bellissima la trapunta Scrappy!

Linda C said...

Loving that food!! Oops, meant those beautiful blocks. Inspired to give some a try. Have a small ( really small) bright stash at home that l would like to use. Thanks for sharing!! Your day out sounds wonderful!!

Karen said...

Looks to me like you had a wonderful day. Definitely worth that reward at the end.
Love the way the scrappy quilt is looking, too.

Melody said...

Gorgeous photos. I a doer that weather beaten door

Melody said...

That should be adore - should look at what I'm typing

Leanne said...

What a lovely day out !!!
I love your scrappy quilt. I have been reluctant to start it cause I know once it start I wont stop and I dont have time to do that right now...I will just have to look at everyone elses...
Happy Quilting L xo

Quiltjane said...

Beautiful photos, scrumptious food and one beautiful scrappy trip quilt. The trifecta of loveliness.

Quiltjane said...

Beautiful photos, scrumptious food and one beautiful scrappy trip quilt. The trifecta of loveliness.

Patchwork and Play said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day ! The food looks delicious - are they nasturtiums? You are going to have a whopper of a quilt! I need to get mine together, next week!

Cindy said...

Love your pictures!! And lunch looks delicious. I think I am feeling the itch to start that quilt. I've been seeing it around a lot and I love how all of them are turning out!

Mary said...

The view and the food is beautiful! Love your quilt! I can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Amazing pictures! That's made my lunch look thoroughly boring ;)
The quilt looks amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt it too!

Heather said...

What a wonderful day! I can't believe how fast you are making that scrappy quilt. It is looking wonderful.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh, so not fair tantalising us with food like that in January. Nor with heat and sun right enough ;o)

Loving the look of both your trips...

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Rachael your quilt is turning out fabulous! How do you begin to figure out what goes where?
That stone arch is amazing and the food looks yummy, what a fun day.

Vickie said...

That food looks like a work of art. I think chefs should put their artistic energy into something that would last longer than 10 minutes...like a quilt ! LOL just kidding, sort of. The prettiest my meals get are the plates we eat it off of !

Sasha said...

Look at all of that sunshine! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful little trip with us =D You lunch looks too pretty to eat =P I can't wait to see your scrappy trip along all finished up. It looks amazing already!!

Melissa P said...

I always enjoy your posts about trips and food. Between the beautiful scenery, great looking food and a hugely spectacular quilt top, I'm not sure what to look at longest.

Thanks for sharing it all!

regan said...

Your Trips quilt is fantastic! And the pics from your outting are beautiful! And don't you just love desserts that are works of art!?! Love it!

Cathy H said...

Your quilt top is fantastic.......great colours to keep away the wintery blues.....enjoy reading your blog....

Kelly said...

Love your progress with the scrappy TATW quilt and as for the pics, just gorgeous! I am very jealous ;-)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

OMG that food looks absolutely delicious Rachael...I'm starving now and I haven't had breakfast....Your quilt is just lovely! Have a great weekend xo

Karen said...

I miss the Blue Mountains. Photos bring back good memories.
But I do have to ask, what is stuck in the bark?
Loving the scrappy trip and I so want to do one myself but I have to get rid of other stuff first.
Still smiling!

Barb said...

What a beautiful post. You go on the best little excursions. What a lovely spot.
The lunch food looks almost too beautiful to eat.
Thanks for taking us along!
Your scrappy blocks are great. You've made so many!!!

Deb R said...

What a gorgeous way to spend the day! Your quilt looks lovely.

Sharon said...

What beautiful summery photos! So nice to look at while I shiver in the freezing fog we're having.

The food looks divine...almost too good to eat!

And your scrappy trips top is just gorgeous! So bright and summery - I love it!

Terry said...

Great trip up the hill. Love the trip quilt so happy.

Karen said...

I have very fond memories of Wentworth Falls. I used to drive up once a month for a class. Loved it. There is one street which is lined with the most beautifulest trees. The scrappy trip is looking good. Looking forward to seeing your backing and quilting choices.

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