27 February 2009
Block 6 has also been almost finished for months. Changed the curtain and hat bow thread colour to match block 5.
I'm loving this quilt. The buttons will be added to the blocks after the top is together and quilted.
23 February 2009
19 February 2009
Great quilt blocks to make in between other projects - sometimes it is good to do plain/straight machine sewing without having to think to much about it.
16 February 2009
I havent been too keen on this quilt while stitching the last few blocks but now that it's together I like it a lot more.
13 February 2009
Sharon and I each started making "Prim Olde Santa" from Homspun No 62 last October - he was finished tonight - my Christmas finish for February. Not a big fan of prim but some things are very cute (like the little raggy doll) Santa is holding.
11 February 2009
10 February 2009
08 February 2009
My needleturn applique is atrocious and after trying a block or two, I decided to blanketstitch the applique. The quilt top was finished in time for Sharon's 50th birthday and it stayed at her place for well over a year before coming back to our place to sit in my sewing room for a long time while I thought about how to quilt it and then worked up the nerve to start. The quilt was pin basted last April and then all the blocks, sashings, swags, borders were ditch-stitched.
I free-motion quilted around all the applique and used machine embroidery "Rose of Sharon" designs between the swags with a machine embroidery "S" in each corner (it's called "Redwork S" but looks a bit like Superman's 'S').
We are seeing Sharon and Gary next Saturday night, so we'll give her quilt then.
I want to say something about the awful bushfires and loss of life but I'm pretty much speechless - it's just heartbreaking - and then at the other end of our country people are fighting enormous floods.
05 February 2009
Sharon, Gary, John and I went to Berrima on Saturday to see the "Airing of the Quilts" at Berrima Patchwork - the class projects for the coming year as well as students' quilts from last year were on display and all fabric was reduced 20%. I showed great restraint and only bought 4 x 20cm strips of fabric for one of the quilts I would like to start this year. Tuesday was Sharon's birthday and we joined her family for dinner in Shellharbour - was a lovely evening. I'm so glad I hadn't been relying on finishing the quilt for Tuesday.
Embroidery machine is working well - embroidered a design on a tea-towel last night to test it out - so might do some more on Sharon's Roses tonight.
Stitching away on Vintage Valentine some lunchtimes and "My Garden Angel" at home - now up to the little garden in the centre of the table topper. I'm hoping to do some more of Prim Olde Santa on the weekend - it's time he was finished, but that might depend on the weather (we are expecting a few very hot days).