Saturday, February 27, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
and it's playing nicely with its neighbours.
All twenty of the hexie flowers are complete...
|This Flatter spray smell amazing!|
This arrangement (above) is the square version, but
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
My quiltmaking took a back seat for a while,
while I made some clothes...
a blouse in Kaffe cotton....
and pants in linen for me,
And a dress in vintage cotton plisse ,
and top from an Outback Wife cotton/merino twill for
my sister, Helen!
We had a bit of fun taking photos
and trying to give the features a fair showing
such as the splits in the top....
the ruffle on the back of the other top....
and matching checks on the pants....
The joy is definitely in the making and the wearing!
Friday, January 29, 2021
With only two WIP's waiting in the wings to be
it was time to start something new!
I have had the "Bessie Creek Rd." by Emma
@Treehouse Textiles for a few months now!
I seem to be drawn to 6" blocks, made from my
favourite rainbow palette!
I think I was drawn to the medallion style of this one!
While I love the spiral-bound booklet (above),
I made my own version where the line drawings,
templates and coloured photos were all together.
I generally do not need the construction diagrams...
|I'll start prepping these tomorrow!|
Not all blocks are machine pieced, but as I am busy
in the evenings with my knitting, I started with those.
12 Hour Glass blocks...
8 Cross blocks...
And today I completed 16 Mitred Square blocks
I did follow the instructions on how to piece this one,
for the sake of accuracy....
Now to cut 216 two and a half-inch squares for the
Nine Patch blocks!
I'll try to keep you updated as I make progress with
Sunday, January 24, 2021
It seems I have forgotten to share a couple of quilts...
I finished "Pampered Pooches" a couple of weeks ago,
quilted with an all-over stipple!
Secondly, I finished this flimsy/top between Christmas
and New Year, I think?
I'm not sure if there is a top or a bottom...
I'm thinking it is more balanced this way.
I need to source some backing and contemplate a
After my recent Snowflake finish, I'm rather prepared
to tackle this one...
It measures about 56" by 64"!
Quilt #1 for 2021
Lifetime quilt #130
Monday, January 18, 2021
is the name of my latest, and possibly my greatest
Why my greatest, I hear you say?
This is the biggest quilt I have ever machine quilted
It is nearly 80", or 200cm square,
And it took me nearly a fortnight to quilt it!
|My trusty Juki in action|
I did no other sewing during this time.
The swirls seemed like a good idea at the beginning,
and, boy, I got pretty good at them by the time I'd
Or how many different reels of thread I used!
It is by no means perfect, but I can live with
I hope the buyer can!
Yes, this is a commission quilt, one I committed to
some time ago!
The original Snowflake pattern is made from an
snowflake, but the buyer wanted all eight dendrites!
So that took extra calculations and fabric of course!
Maybe I should make one in black and white?
No, maybe not!