Monday, June 10, 2013

The Janome has been busy

 This weekend being a public holiday one' my faithful Janome sewing machine has been busy. This is the second star quilt from my blocks in the Quilt Block Swap Australia. Think this one will be donated to Nancy's Inspirational Quilts charity.
 Added the final borders to the first QBSA star quilt. Have to see about this being quilted and then I can snuggle under it on cold winter's nights! Was going to put another star fabric border but decided that would make it too big so kept it at this.
 Not a very good picture but this is my finished Hamilton Place quilt. I had so much trouble wih the mitred corners on the borders I had to visit the teacher's shop for advice. Also had to buy a few bits and pieces but hey you do what you have to do! Having been given some advice on measuring, pinning and using the 45 degree angle on the ruler ( yes I did know that) I tackled the borders this morning and yeah they worked. Very happy wth the result. Must put a piccy of a couple more of these that I took at the last Kilmore meeting.
 Also put the last border on Just Plain Nuts ( little brother of Nearly Insane) and I love this one too. DS 2 has decided that this would be a good one for his name to go on in the will!
 Just to show that I have been doing some hand sewing too........ some more AHHHH's. The top star one I hadn't quite finished in the photo but it is done now after I had to do some reverse sewing last night as I messed up the border on the black star.As you can see my sewing space is a big mess! Hope evryone else had a good Queen's birthday. Love that we get the day off.
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  1. Simply amazing Liz...well done :-)

  2. absolutely gorgeous!!
    I think I might like my name on that Just plain nuts quilt too. It looks fantastic and the dresden in the centre is perfect.
    good to see you haven't neglected your ahhhh's

  3. Wow Liz, you have been busy, we went away for the long weekend, I took some sewing with me and didn't get it out of the bag.
    Your quilts look fabulous, as are the Ahhhh's. Very well done

  4. Oh, Liz, looks like you had a good, productive holiday!! I love allllllllll your quilts!! And your Just Plain Nuts is simply faboo!!!