Monday, 5 July 2010

Postcards, Custom Quilting and Squishies

I have been making a few postcards ... and using  a bit of glittery stuff.

 "Solar Flare"

This was made from tiny left over bits from a quilt I made my son in 2003/2004 ... yes I am guilty of keeping small scraps - but they are neat in a scrap stash box.

I have also added some yarn and decorative stitches with zig zag on this one.

Another made from small scraps - co-ordinated though!

Keys anyone?

I like this piece of fabric ... I have a couple of similar bits - obviously from the same "range" and they make perfect postcards.

I also forgot to share my Birthday Squishies - these are from a group LPQ that some of us girls swap birthday squishies ... my choice was black and whites.

And these are my birthday squishies from the TasScquilters birthday swappers ... I asked for cream - and have a lovely selection of them now.  Thanks girls!

These are not birthday squishies but are Reproduction Fat Quarters that I purchased from The Quilt Patch ... They have a nice little range of repros now ... I think I have one of each now!  My repro stash is growing slowly but surely!

I did a little bit more on my Repro Wedding Ring Quilt over the weekend - I am loving the curvemaster foot on my machine - no pinning for those curves and they look good.

And now for some customer quilts that i have been doing ... This one has an all over pattern.

Don't you love how the backs look ... and that is backing fabric from Widebacks - beautiful beautiful. And I'm not affiliated - just a very happy customer (I also have the Widebacks sample book so my customers can see what they are getting before they order - a great way to ensure the fabric is right for the job).

More Wideback backs ... mmmm nice

This one is a custom quilt - feathers and swirls

This is the center of the back - I love the way the quilt block pattern on the front makes a lovely trellis look on the back when I have quilted it.

Yep - more Widebacks backing fabric.  The best thing about this is you can use the left overs in another project as the quality is the same as your normal quilt shop quality fabric. 

And that is a rather long photo essay of what I have been up to in the past week or so.    I spent some time on the weekend doing nothing other than spending time with my husband.  We went to the Evandale Markets just out of Launceston for a bit of a poke around - it was incredibly cold though.   We also went to the Cat show that was being held at Evandale on Sunday - it was really nice to see all the kitties - some of those British Blues are related to our two boys.  And the Cornish Rex ... oh my they are just gorgeously ugly cats - one day I might have one of them - they are so dainty.   We also went for a drive up to the Trevallyn Dam to have a bit of a look to see how much water was going over - only a little at the moment.   It was a lovely day to go for a drive.   Came home to a warm toasty fire.

Happy Quilting for now .... Jane x


Anonymous said...

Lovely quilts and I love the look of your DWR, is this for you?


Bluejanem said...

Thanks Christine - yes the DWR is for my husband - the repro fabric colours are perfect for a male quilt and I have never made him one (well finished one) so I hope he likes it.