Sunday, 30 May 2010
This is the back of a quilt I quilted for my quilt group Launceston Patchworkers & Quilters - every time one of our members turns 80 - they get a lovely little friendship quilt - I was glad I could contribute to this quilt and had fun quilting those quick feather borders.
I hope the birthday girl loves it.
Another customer quilt done with a very open all over pattern called "Deb's Swirls"
This is the back view
A different quilt again - this one with Feathers - I do like this pattern - open enough but with a lovely swirl giving movement to the quilt. Great on this type of quilt.
And lastly ... not quilting but crocheting - over the past few evenings I have made myself a wool bag .... it is nearly finished as I just need to add the handles and make some little flower buttons - then fill it up with my wool stash.
It was amazing I got this far with this project as Merlin want's to sit on me while I am crocheting and then tries to eat the wool, me and my hook. Jet wants to run off with the wool ball - he sneaks up on it and pounces and is off before you can blink. So I have to chase him all over the house to get my wool back. Aren't cats fun!
Happy quilting for now until next time .... Jane x
Monday, 24 May 2010
This little quilt top still needs borders ... but I am happy to have it done as I am teaching this quilt to a beginners Adult Education class in Launceston in July ... can't wait.
Christine about a year or so ago and this project is progressing nicely.
I made this easy scarf in about three hours one night ... my own pattern but it is just crocheting in the holes rather than in the stitches and a ball of varigated wool. Very warm and snuggly. I am now making a cowel ... no pic yet but it will be finished pretty soon ... got to do something warm on these very cold nights we are having.
Do you recognise any of these people - what about that bride - a few buns in the oven I think ... what a great retreat - lots of laughs and fun, nice food, warm beds, great company and lots of work done.
Okay ... off to do some work now. Happy quilting for now .... Jane x
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
This is what I do when I have a quilt on my machine that I don't like what we have chosen to quilt on it ... Not this quilt here...This is a little quilt that I finished off the borders, did the quilting and binding for a customer ... Maisy is fabulous - don't you think?
Anyway ... back to procrastination and I'll explain a little. Sometimes when you go through a quilt with a customer and you agree to quilt a certain thing on it ... you think it will look good. However, once you start quilting you may realise that it doesn't look very effective at all. So .... I procrastinate while I think about what I am going to do with it.
Firstly .... I know I am going to quilt the same thing - just a different format. So now I have to unpick what I have done. I unpick from the back usually so as not to pull the thread upwards through the front fabric. Unpicking usually takes 100times longer than stitching - so what took my an hour to quilt, will take me all day to unquilt. I have to leave it on the machine while I unquilt because I have done some other blocks that I won't unquilt - confused? Prattling on is also a good way to procrastinate. Looking through your photos and posting on your blog is also a good way to procrastinate. But ... i have given myself to 9am to procrastinate then I am heading out to my quilting room to get on with this beautiful quilt. At least it is only the top border that I am unquilting.
So Happy Quilting (or unquilting, unpicking, frogging) ... Jane x
Saturday, 1 May 2010
My "Life is Beautiful" quilt is home from The Quilt Patch .... I will now sew on those little pies - that will keep my fingers busy for a while in the evenings.
And, finally - some stitching that I did quite awhile ago - last year in fact .
Happy Quilting for now ... I will not be posting until next weekend I don't think .... I have a busy weekend and week of longarm machine quilting .... starting in about half an hour (working on the weekends - great to be my own boss - slave driver I say)!
Hugs ... Jane x