26 October 2008
Block 2 of "The Wish Quilt" is finished. Will be putting this aside for the next few weeks as I have some swap goodies to make. I love stitching on linen but it does need a good ironing to look fresh.
21 October 2008
The postman came today and left a parcel - some lovely Moda "Odelia" fabric to back a couple of quilts, gorgeous patterns and pretty "Ava Rose" fat quarter pack to use in "Butterfly Garden" next year.
20 October 2008
And this quilt is "Truly Scrumptious" - it sure is! This quilt is for Diann's darling daughter and she's absolutely scrumptious.
Terrific to see another TS quilt together.
Saturday afternoon and night I spent a fair bit of time in the sewing room and now "Citrus Crush" and "Truly Scrumptious" are ready to be basted. Tickled pink with the look of the quilt tops and, once again, I'm blown away by the size of the quilts - doesn't matter how many times I read the measurements on a pattern, it doesn't sink in.
16 October 2008
A goal for this year was to make some quilts to be quilted on the doover and 5 have been done, so I'm pretty chuffed about that.
Lastly, here's a photo from my sewing day at Sharon's on our October holiday Monday - ran out of fibrefill. Sharon's Santa looked about the same. "Prim Olde Santa" will be finished for Christmas (hope they are famous last words).
13 October 2008
Loved the colours in this quilt:
This quilt is made with all hand-dyed batting - looked fantastic - the colours were so vivid (shame the photo isn't):
This quilt is wall-hanging size - such neat, tiny appliques and quilting:
10 October 2008
The other parcel contained the books - my after-Christmas reading. I first read about "The Time Traveller's Wife" a few months ago on this blog, which I love to read.
03 October 2008
Instead of making the pieced backing (suggested in the pattern), I've used yardage of one fabric and there's enough of the others left over to make "Citrus Crush" for a dear friend's daughter for her birthday/Christmas. Love slicing into a stack of material - one of my favourite parts of the whole quilt-making process.
Lunchtime stitching now is the Bronwyn Hayes Christmas Quilt in the recent Homespun magazines - this will be a WIP for quite some time and I've been stitching a bit more on Girls Day Out at home when watching tv.
Long weekend here in NSW and I'm hoping to trace/vliesofix another Vintage Valentine block or two - time that baby was finished. We're going to see a preview of "My Fairy Lady" on Sunday and on Monday Sharon and I will be having a sewing day making Prim Santa from Homespun 63 - looking forward to that.