Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hockey Match

I was planning on watching my husband play hockey this afternoon, but it is cold wet and miserable so I stayed home.  This customer had started quilting this sampler herself but had taken out her bright orange thread and asked for an overall.  These small swirls with a variegated yellow/orange/green thread worked well.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Baby Blanket

Most people do not realise the costs involved with quilting.  I spent today making a quilt for a new baby.  Only a panel, but with wadding, backing and time taken.  Total costs would be $236.  That was with machine binding front and back..I am pretty proud of those corners.  Would be nice to be able to charge a true professionals charge per hour,  but customers would baulk at paying the same wage as a tradie.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sewing instead

My granddaughter will be ten months old this week.  Now she is at the standing and almost walking stage I felt some new clothes would be needed.  My Easter gift to her.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Oh oh ...I think I am liking these clamshells and I may have to make another quilt to put them on.  Only 5565of them on this quilt.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

RnS pattern boards

I bought these Pattern Boards from RnS Designs before Christmas as I knew I had two quilts coming up that would need them.  1 3/4"clamshells..... They are spot on.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Diary Quote

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.