Thursday, October 28, 2010

I have been busy with sticheries, and am now starting to finish the sampler quilt.  Only have the quilting in the outside border to do.  Had a creative block, but now it's full steam ahead.
I will try to post more photos soon.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What have I been up to?

I have made this quilt for Kim's birthday.  I bought the fabric sometime ago, and it was perfect for this quilt.

This is the first quilt that I have designed the quilting pattern myself.  I think that I would not use muti coloured thread next time.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Who's getting the Quilt.

I AM.  Ian chose these colours.  I decided that I would do this quilt in different colours, and as I always tend to go for blues, I thought I would let Ian choose.  We are going to have it on our bed.  He chose to have a turquoise and orange quilt.  However, this is the closest we could get to on the day in the shop.  Easier to sleep under I think.   I will have to let someone else choose colours if I want to be totally different.  Ian and I have much the same taste.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quilt show

More blocks, two more to make then I can put it together.  Just lacking in motivation.

We went to Cootamundra last weekend, and they had a quilt show at the town hall.  There were some fantastic quilts.  Ian came too, and he was impressed by the quilts on show.  He is all enthused about me making a quilt of an aerial view of Australia, showing the colours of the different areas.  We have one of these pictures at home, and he thought if I increased to size to about 2m x 1.7m, it could be pieced with 1" squares.
I am giving it some thought but really don't know where to start.  Any ideas?
 It is great that he has faith in my ability to pull something like this off.  Still, I will need lots of fabric, so I have a good excuse to visit fabric shops. lol
I have finished one of the Quilt aid 2010 blocks, and am well on the way with another one.