Sunday, April 28, 2013

Here are the pics

as promised in my last post.

The first one is the rows of the Blue and White quilt in my list of things to be finished.

Not the best of photos I willl admit but at least it gives you and idea of what I have made.  I didn't reliase it until yesterday that the centre dark blue fabic is differetn tot he small dark blue squares.  I thought they were the same.

The next pic is of my April small Quilt Talk challenge.  It measures at around 17 inches square.  The pic shows the binding and the centre squares as an orange, but it's not really - more of a red than orange.   I really like the way it turned out.

Now to get onto the one for my swap partner....

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Away on Holidays

well at least that was the plan for Anzac Day and the following 3 days.  Hubby had them off from work, so we were going to go camping.  Somewhere on the banks of Lake Eildon.  But it looked like the weather was going to be wet and we knew it would be cold.  So we piked it and stayed home.

Turned out the weather wasn't so bad after all.  Oh well.  I bet if we had of gone away it would have been drizzly and miserable.  That's the way the cookie crumbles, I spose.

So what have I been doing 'whilst on holidays' ?????

Well I have made some inroads to getting the Blue and White quilt kit together.  It is now in rows instead of being in pieces.  Somehow my sewing when I started this was off, so each block is 1/4 of an inch small.  This just means the sashing will be a bit shorter than it was supposed to be.  Not a big deal.  When finished the quilt be a whopping (for me anyway) 78 inches by 98 inches.  That's a good size for a queen sized bed.  Shame it's blue and white.  Not my colours at all really.

I think I will send it off to Angel Quilts to be quilted.  Vera will do a far better job than I ever could.

Given that, I have 3 quilts from Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) that I have been putting together.  They sent me the blocks and I have sewn them up into tops.  I have 1 pinned together with it's backing and wadding and I will put this on my quilt frame and quilt it.  Nothing too fancy that's for sure.  Just some large curvy lines - like rick rack - I think will do the trick.  Hopefully I don't muck it up.

I embroidered labels to go on the back and have already sewn them to the backing.  That way the labels will be quilted too. 

I have also started and finished the Small Quilt Talk April challenge - in 2 days mind you.  I love it.  When I get some pics I will show you.

Monday, April 8, 2013

I found the cable

to be able to put my recent photos onto the computer!!

To start with here is the Purple Mini all finished and hanging in it's new home.

I hand quilted it on the cross diagonal to the piecing of the half square trianlges using a size 10 cotton thread.
Next is my Suffolk Puff quilt.  It is sewn onto a piece of white fabric - no wadding.

Then I have a couple of pics of some baby nighties that I made.  These will be going to a friend who works in a maternity ward at a local hospital.  They are actually designed at burial gowns - a garment to be put onto a still born baby.  I have no idea if that is how they will end up being used.  They re made fron a soft white flanelette and have ribbon and lace embellishments.

In November I am going to a market night and these 2 characters will be up for sale.  The bear is made from a repurposed towel.

This last bear will also be going to the market night.

Her fur is really soft - shame I can't get any more of this fabric.

These little ladies will also be going to the market night.  No arms, no legs, they are secret keepers.  You can tell them anything you like and they will not repeat it to anyone (rather hard when you don't have a mouth - haha).  A couple of them are wearing vintage dresses.  The orange haired girl is a bit sassy.