Sunday, 11 April 2010

First Quilt to leave my home.

This will be the first quilt that I have given away and I am proud to announce it will go to my first Grand Child due in Early October.

And yes I am one proud Granny to be.

Thanks & C'ya

Monday, 1 March 2010

Quilt Top Finished

Neptune Star Quilt Top is now complete and ready to be sandwiched together.

I must add that to this stage I have found this quilt quite rewarding and each week I can sit back and say I have achieved something. It seems like this quilt has come along in leaps and bounds, and todate without the need to use my friend Boris (the unpicker)

Thanks for stopping bye

Monday, 18 January 2010

Neptune's Star

My Lovely Quilting teacher has designed a quilt from mainly a Jelly. The above is her completed Quilt and below is my colour selection.

With the lovely breeze blowing today I thought it was ideal to get the fabric washed and hung out.

The backing fabric I chose had a bad case of bleeding so it was into the wash bowl 6 or so times along with a handful of salt.

Here's hoping my colours will look as Good as Cheryl's when completed.

C'ya and thanks for looking

Monday, 14 December 2009

Bargello Quilt

Frustration and patience was the name of the game while making this Quilt. It was a quilt as you go hence I drew up a grid and had to line everything up and check and double check before I started sewing.

Boris My Quick Unpick became my best friend during the Quilting experience. Although I can pick out several little errors myself I am going to make another one to try and perfect my mistakes.
Being a small quilt I can use it for a lap quilt if required but will use it on the head rest of my lounge room arm chair.

Onwards and upwards now and hopefully the second one will be even better.

Looking forward to the new year and another quilting adventure awaits me.
C'ya and thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Minka Star is Finished

Finally after a few months of just sitting and waiting to be completed My Minka Star Quilt is finally ready to be used. It was one of those things that got pushed to the back as all it needed doing was the final boarder being machine and then hand sown on.

My aim is to complete my Bargallo Quilt as you go Quilt before I start the next one in late January.

12 months along with my Quilting and 4 lovely quilts to show for it. Well the fourth will soon be completed and all I can say is "Why did I take so long to get into this lovely hobby".

Next year I am continuing going to my Quilting Group and our first project will be a Quilt made mainly from a Jelly Roll.

C'ya and thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Minka Star

The top of Minka Star is now complete and time for the backing, batting and quilting.

All the hard work awaits.

Thanks for looking

Friday, 24 July 2009

Craft Forum Day Out

After a cool start to the day if was off to Mrs Moos for a meet and greet day and a big thank you to all the wonderfully talented ladies who were there for making it a very memorable and enjoyable day. What would a Sewing Forum get together be if we didn't go and look in a near by quilting shop. The Patch Work Apple at Woodside was nearly bursting at the walls with the sudden influx of ladies. Then it was off to Melba's Chocolate factory before and enjoyable lunch was had at the Old Mill Market Lobethal. The remainder of the afternoon was spent back at Mrs Moos swapping ideas and looking at all the wonderful goodies everyone had made.

This is my little stash from today's outing. I haven't got any projects in mind but I did so love the fabrics I just had to have them.

The black fabric above I purchased in Adelaide during the week but when I found the other today I had to have it to add to the one day project.

C'ya for now and thanks for looking