Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Eastern Palliative Care show

 On Saturday I went and had a quick look at the Eastern Palliative Care Quilt show. Loved quilts that have been used...  All the planes were made using pj's and it was tied and used buttons from the pockets of said pj's. One very clever way of using old pyjamas!
 Jane Austen. Love this one as it is in blue!
 For Rosalie as she so loves Babushka's
 This Japanese quilt was much more stunning in the flesh as the quilting on the fans made them look more like fans. Very lovely, not that I am in to this sort of quilt but it got my vote.
 For those lovers of hexies here is one....the quilting made it look like diamonds between the hexies......
 ... and here is another one. I really loved the path fabric on this one. All in all a great show and a worthy cause to support. Next years show is set for 17th and 18th Oct so put it in the diary.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

I've been practising...

 A panel for a friends Granddaughter that is due in Nov...
 Henrietta Whiskers for a present!!! She is finished at last not quite the same as the pattern but near enough. I have been trying my hand at free motion quilting and I am soooo glad that you can't see a close up of the photos as I am not very good. The panel, well the baby won't mind and the other one is for someone who doesn't sew so I sure that she will be impressed. I have two more to finish, all pinned and ready to go, but I think that they will just be crosshatched!
 Ooops camera malfunction( no operator malfunction) Anyway, I have been sewing Michelle Ridgeway's little heart decorations and went to Spotlight to get some more variegated red thread and I spied the material. With 30% off for finishing the bolt... wow all of 45 cms, this lovely butterfly material came home with me for just on $2. I do love butterflies.The felt is cut out and I am ready to sew the stitcheries onto the felt so that will be the go for tonight.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

The AHHH's are back..

 Some AHHH's finished. I have 6 more to do and another 6 in the mail coming soon. So far behind it's not funny.Think this will take me to about 100 so I am about to call it a day and start putting them together.
 These are for the trade table at Kilmore Quilter's show on 12th and 13th Oct. They are made from a pack that a friend sent me . Thanks K. Come along to the show for lots of great quilts, yummy food and of course the trade table and more traders.
 This is a bag I made for the mother of a German exchange student that we have had staying with us for the past 3 months.  I got the pattern from a swap partner in QBSA and I added two buttons so that even when full it can be closed.The lining is made up of the left overs from....
 This quilt which is now in Germany with Jule as her 17th birthday gift. She had her birthday while she was with us so what better gift than a quilt! This is the front, ably quilted by Leanne with a gum leaf pattern.....
 and this is the back and Jule peaking over the top.
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