Thursday, 24 May 2007

I am Cameraless

Okay - so I have been posting some pretty strange things lately - type of flower, type of daemon.... my camera has gone with my husband up to Coffs Harbour for the annual meeting of the Ulyssess club (People over 40 who like to ride bikes and socialise...I just call them old farts - because I am one of them!!)

Anyway - so my camera has gone and I cannot post any photos of what I have been up to on my quilting machine. I am currently working on a quilt or two for the inaugral Machine Quilters Exhibition 2007 to be held in Victoria on the 26-29 July 2007 - have a look at their web site and follow the links if you are interested.

So my dear husband and my camera will return to Launceston on the 2 June 2007 - can't wait for either of them to come back!! So hopefully soon I will have some more pictures to post.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

The Golden Compass - My Daemon

Click on the picture to take you to the web so you can do this one yourself.

Very interesting.

Thursday, 17 May 2007

What Flower am I

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and you enjoy letting people know that."

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

My first full pantograph/quilt

This is a stack and whack quilt I made for my niece (the picture is sideways) My borders were quite wobbly and because I had washed the top - the bias edges had stretched - so a good first quilt to practice on. the panto was lovely to do - quite smooth flowing movement.

I can't wait to get my order from Lorien Quilting so I can do more. My family have a lot of boys - so I had to order some "boy/male" type ones!
To that is me - up and running - I realise I have a lot to learn - and will have fun making sampler quilts over the next few weeks.
Cheers for now.
Jane who is purrfectly contented to be a quilter!

Practice Quilts

This is my first practice piece - I did lots of freehand stuff on this - even some very ordinary Mctavishing (mcmonking sounds rediculous - so I will still call it Mctavishing) . This is the first time I have done feathers - and after drawing them for weeks and weeks - it is good to be able to see how to do them on the machine - obviously I need a fair bit of practice yet!

Shadow has claimed this practice quilt as her own - she was found comfortably asleep atop the quilt which I had thrown over a chair. Cats do have to road test their owner's quilts at all times! This is the law of the cat.

This piece was a go at continuous freehand feathers - before my machine was rolling smoothly - you can see the difficulty with the squarish curves.

these next two pictures are of a piece I designed myself - the first is the front and the yellow pic is the back view - I really liked the fabric I used. The front is a piece of quilters muslin which I am going to colour in and heat set - another table runner? there are two butterflies on it and I love the curvey freehand meandering - so easy as this has been one of my long time doodling patterns.

This beauty is my very first go at a pantograph - under the close supervision of Sue (the APQS dealer in Australia). Pantos looks so much better when they are quilted on a piece = opposed to just looking at them on a roll of paper.

More Practice Quilts


This is the front of a piece I freehand quilted - the fourth piece I think - my machine was still a bit stiff as I hadn't set it up quite right - the table wasn't quite level and one wheel still stiff as it was too tight - but I am cooking with gas now

This is the back of another piece which I have freehand quilted what I call feathered hearts - I used yellow varigated thread so it would stand out.

Practice Quilts

This is the third piece I quilted - I have used the printed fabric as the front with varigated thread on the back so as to show up the design. I love it and am going to make it into a nice table runner - maybe for my mum for mothers day!

Penny & Jane

This is a picture of me and Penny and my first practice piece - Did I tell you all I love my Millennium? James never takes photos - but must have thought I needed one to remember the first day of quilting!