Sunday, October 18, 2015

Not really missing in action

It has been an extremely long time between posts.  Mainly because I have been busy so hopefully I can do some retrospective catching up.  The latest and possibly best news I have had is the Best of Show win by my quilt Featheration 2Blu at the recent Queensland Quilters Inc 2015 Show.  This quilt will now be considered with the other 7 state winners for the Best of Australia in April next year before it sets off on a journey around Australia and New Zealand to the respective State Quilt Shows.
To say I was extremely excited would be an understatement.  My new Bernina B720 machine is already ensconced in my sewing table and it hasn't been home for even a week.  It just means my trusty Janome 7700QCP is now looking for a new home.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


This quilt started with an Appliqued centre block from a Cathy Van Bruggen pattern. I then used it as a Challenge with Sew Creative adding borders around the block in a defined order, each additional border had to be separated by a plain border.
Afgeppab stands for Applique, Flying Geese, English Paper Piecing, Applique and Borders.

My Centre block was a bit too large to fit the outside borders despite me measuring lots!!!!!!!!
So after I had spent six hours just SID all the pieces I cam back to the centre.

Filtec Essence thread, Magna Glide bobbins,  machine light switched off, Glide on.
 The butterfly is 1 1/4".  Before and after photos.  Sorry about the sideways shot!

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.