Saturday, 27 June 2009

Star Struck

This quilt belongs to my quilting teacher and when I saw it I was rather star stuck and knew I wanted to make one very similar to it. Her mother calls it "A migraine Quilt"

I am going to carry the star theme out and use black & white star material for my borders and slashings. I will still try and find a bright multi colored material for the 3rd border.

Here's hoping that with my selection of material other people will be star struck by my quilt.
It is very different to what I have done in the past but as they say "A change is as good as a holiday".

Thanks for stopping by and Looking
C'ya next time

Friday, 26 June 2009

Log Cabin Blocks

One down of the Log Cabin Blocks and 14 more to go. I added an extra 3 of each colors and now have to hunt around for my border colors ect.

C'ya and thanks for looking

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Log Cabin Material

With not much time on my hands to go out and really look for material for my next quilt I hit one Quilting Shop today and felt pleased with my purchases. My next quilt will be a Log Cabin Design and I intended having bright yellows and red's. What I had in my mind I couldn't find in the shop, maybe in only exists in my mind.
The Blue will be a border and the Black & White Stars for the center triangle/squares.

C'ya and thanks for coming by.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

My Bits'n'pieces storage.

After carrying my sewing bits and pieces around in a biscuit tin for several weeks at my quilting group I thought there must be a better option. While walking around our local Bunnings (Hardware store) I found a storage case which I thought would be suitable.

The orange partitions in the case can be removed to hold longer/bigger items. It makes life simpler to have them all stored neatly in front of me for quick access and be able to find items at a quick glance. Great to pick up and take with me to quilting too. So far so good and as I use something I put it back in the case. For once I am organized.

I have slowly over the last 2 terms built up a collection of Rulers. Like all hobbies and interest it takes time and money to build up all our requirements. But I am getting there.

C'ya and thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Rose Lap Quilt Completed

At last I have completed my Rose Lap Quilt. With still lots of cold nights ahead of us I am sure I will put this quilt to good use.

For my next quilting project I have picked a log cabin design. Another challenge awaits me as I venture into another learning phase of my life. As the saying goes "You are never too old to learn something new".

C'ya and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Inside Dog Coats

With the cold weather hitting us with gusto I decided that Missie (Silky Terrier) above and Ruby (Caviler King Charles Spaniel) below needed some warmth when we were not at home or during the night when we are tucked up snugly under our quilt.
With wet and wild weather yesterday I didn't get to the material shop but I bought a cheap Polar Fleece blanket and cut it up.

Hopefully they will appreciate them.
C'ya and thanks

Friday, 12 June 2009

Still Quilting

The Border Around my quilt I quilted at 45 degrees. Hopefully by doing this I have also camouflaged the joins in my boarder.

Each of the Triangles in the Pin wheels I am quilting.

The Back of my quilt showing one of the triangles.

Back view of the boarder quilting.
Still got several hours of quilting to go but it will get there hopefully by this coming weeks lesson.
My shoulders were aching from the quilting so it is now a slower progress than what I would have liked.

C'ya and thanks for looking

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Mitred Corners

The Quilt that we are currently working on has mitred corners. Something new to add to my brow as I have never done them before.

We are also putting our own Bias Binding around the quilt and as I only had a small amount of fabric left and I didn't want to purchase anymore I have several joins in mine.

Hopefully after this week it will almost be completed and then onto the next task. Not sure if another quilt or if it will be a large carry all to hold all our sewing quilting gear in it. Rulers, cutting boards ect.