Friday, April 30, 2010

No Photos

I tried to upload photos, but no luck. I will try again later. I will be working on my sampler quilt this weekend, and will catch up with you on Monday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Back again

Well we are back from our long weekend trip to Yarrawonga. It is great to fly there and meet up with friends and I get to quilt too. I have made a start on my tie hexagons.

Today I will post a picture of the table runner and 8 placemats I have made for my in laws 50th wedding anniversary. All finished now and handed over.

Back again

Friday, April 16, 2010

Amimal Quilt finished

I have finished the Animal Quilt. I can't find my camera so the photo will have to wait.

I learnt so much by quilting this quilt. I am happy with the finished product. I quilted in the ditch around the blocks and was going to attempt to stipple the border. I chickened out, or should I say, I thought that to write the word WILD around the 5" border would be more in keeping with the theme. I can't write very well, but I perserved and it does not matter.

I am so proud of this quilt as it is the first that I have designed and put together with out any help from experienced quilters. Go me

I learnt to match the colour of the bobbin thread to the backing is most important if you don't want all your wonky lines to show up. I also learnt that if you do that, only you can see your wonky lines.
Getting some hand work ready for our holiday in May.
The picture is of my first ever quilt, a printed panel, which a friend helped me peice together and then I hand quilted it. I then made another in a green colourway. Still hand quilted. I intend to redo the binding now I know how to. The trick is to find the time (or is it motivation) to revist a finished quilt when there are so may more new ones to do
Enjoy your day

Monday, April 12, 2010

Great Welcome

Wow, so many visitors, didn't expect that. I can see why people blog, so many wonderful comments. Thank you.
This is a close up of Ellie's quilt ( I hope). It is a printed panel and hand quilted. Like Cooper's which is machine pieced and hand quilted, I wrapped the backing around to finish it of.

Had a great time at the movies, the kids sat on our laps and cuddled us in the scary parts, but declared it awesome when we came out.

Machine quilted the animal quilt, in the ditch for the pictures and experimented with words on the border
I hope to finish it this arvo
Enjoy your day

Saturday, April 10, 2010

This is the quilt that I made for my grandson for his first birthday. He loves it.
Finished the top of an african animal quilt last night. Today, I will prepare it for quilting . I haven't quilted on the machine yet, I usually do that by hand, but will give it a go tomorrow.
Ian is away for the weekend, so plenty of time for quilting. I am baby sitting my grandchildtren tonight, so will go and see Alice in Wonderland with them and their Aunty.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My first post

Well I have taken the plunge and started a blog. I intend to use this place to record my quilting progress.

I have not been quilting long, however I must be doing something right because I have a small stash that is expanding, a few UFO's and a pile of quilts that I want to do.

When I figure out how I will post some photos of my quilts