Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wideback Samples, customer quilting and a secret project

Look what came yesterday ... a whopping 51 new sample fabrics from Widebacks.   If you want to see the fabrics up close and personal to match to your quilt front... I have a Widebacks sample book and you can order them from me too!  Most times backings are here within a day or two.







A lovely drunkards path quilted with "froth and bubble" edge to edge pattern - very cute.
The back looks pretty good too.






A georgeous quilt.  My customer only wanted minimal quilting in the stitcheries, as most do.  So we came up with the following ideas for quilting.   She was pretty darn happy with it too!











I have stitched in the ditch around the applique and added some whispy cloud bits and also stitched minimally in the tree branches.  I would have liked to have quilted tiles on the roof ... but it is a small enough area not to require further stitching.






You can see the quilting on the back better.














Now what do you think I am doing here ... a cut off bit of post pack roll and it's removable lid????










Covered in some delish fabric I got quite awhile ago ... there is more to come as I am just playing with the design at the moment.  Over the next few days I hope to have it finished and ready to show you all.

Leave me a comment if you think you know what it is and you could be in the draw next week to win this!

And Spring is here ... a pinch and a punch for the first day of the month!  Raining and cold here in Northern Tasmania at the moment ... DH put the fire on this morning before he left for work at 4.30am, just to make sure I was warm - he is a darling!

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane x

13 comments:

Robyn said...

your quilting is beautiful. As for the secret project,is it a wine bottle holder thingy so that you don't get drips on the tablecloth.

John'aLee said...

Your quilting is beautiful!

Christine said...

I think it might become a pin cushion, that will also hold some threads

cheers
Christine

PamelaJ said...

Ummm I think it will be a pin cushion. ... Nice fabric....

Waterfall Manor quilts said...

Geeze Jane I like Robyns thoughts about catching the wine drips,ring on the table cloth..lol..I also recon it gunna be a pin cushion on the top and a snazzy holder underneath, you certainly are a clever kid..xxPat

margaret said...

I think it will be a pin cushion too and a hidey place fro threads scissors etc

Fran C said...

A Dear Jane Block Roll!!! No really a Pincushion with thread pin needle holder possibly add a pair of folding scissors.

Belinda said...

I think you are going to put it on the machine head so you can put bits of thread in it. Or, a fancy wine glass marker so everyone knows it is yours when you go to retreats etc!

Belinda

Denise W said...

My thoughts are that it is a drink coaster holder.

Helen Stubbings said...

mmm like a scarlet lady tin with a hole in the lid, put threads in and pull ends out through the hole??? her lids are magnetic so your needle and small scissors also stick to the lid for safe keeping?

Debbie said...

Making a thing for the ribbons to pull out of????

Faye said...

Hi Jane. I just read your blog, so I know what the item is, but I would love to win it. I think I'm still in time. TIA.
Faye in Pinjarra.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pin cushions Jane, am sure Ruth will like hers too.
Sandy A.