Thursday, September 8, 2016

How time Flies

I have been quite busy with my quilt making, but had nothing much to show for it.  Now I have. 
I made this bag using fabric I bought in Japan, for my sisters birthday in August. 

It was a free pattern called Phoebe designed by Beki Lambert available on Craftsy.

 I made these two little bags for quilty friends who both had their 70th birthdays in August. It is a free pattern here 

 I also finished this quilt for one of our grand-daughters 16th birthday in August. Its a Sarah Feilke pattern from her book  Material Obsession

 I had to hang it sideways on the clothes line so it wouldn't drape on the ground. 

Its really hard to get a good photo with a large quilt unless its hanging.The colours are not good in this photo.

 This is the back of the quilt. I quilted cross hatching and a large stipple. I used King Tut variegated thread # 936. 

Also I have finished piecing a nine patch scrappy quilt for another grand-daughters wedding in Australia. Its not a super pretty quilt, but a practical quilt, given she has 4 children already. It won't be a problem if they are jumping all over it.
Its now at the Long Arm Quilter

After I finished piecing it, I had to lay it on the spare bed upside down, as it left threads everywhere!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Village Green Quilt Show 2016

The local quilt group I belong to had a very successful show this past weekend. I'm not sure of our numbers, but I think we have approx. 50 members, who produced 90 quilts for the show, which we hold every second year.
Here are some of the quilts that caught my eye...

The display below  are three classes taken by Helen Godden from Australia.


I'm afraid I wouldn't win any prizes for my photography, but you get the general idea of some of the quilts in our show. Alot of the comments from the public were, that it was lovely to see such a diverse range of quilts. Not too many double ups.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Baby, Baby...

About a month ago, a young couple we know had their first baby, and I thought I'd better get my act together and make a quilt. Mind you I started it when the Mum was in her 6 month of pregnacy. As they chose to Not find out the gender of the baby, I decided to go with bright childrens fabrics.

I tend to make baby/childrens quilts, so they may be used in the cot, then on their first little bed.
They can also use it to lay baby on the floor.
I free motion machine quilted it. 

I followed an idea from Susan Clair of

How to have Fun with Novelty 5" squares - Quilting Tips & Techniques 062.

This is the you tube site

Its a fun way to use up all those childrens style fabrics. This is the back of the quilt so its actually double sided.

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