Friday, 19 December 2008

Merry Christmas

christmas tree Pictures, Images and Photos

Wishing you all a safe and merry Christmas holiday.
I will be back posting before the New Year.
Thanks to everyone for their support over the past year (you know who you all are!)

Happy Quilting ..... Jane x

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Journal Covers & New Flannel Quilt

This is another Journal Cover that I have designed and stitched ... I love the freedom of this type of work. No Rules. The techniques used in the journal covers can be utilised in your own domestic quilting - and remember I make these on my own domestic sewing machine, not the longarm quilting machine - so even if you have never done free motion quilting, with a little practise and help, you can do it too!

Next year I will be doing some workshops in various places around Tasmania so if you or your group are interested in a workshop, contact me for further information.

And a new flannel quilt for the couch ... Once again I have used the patten from "Happy Hour Quilts" - Atkinson Designs. It is a very versatile pattern. I have quilted a Funky Floral Flowers qauilt pattern on it .... it is warm and snuggly with a flannel back as well!

this is the cat after a very big day out in the yard being chased by Plovers who are nesting... there is no way in the world she would ever have a chance at catching a bird ... some cats just have no idea about that sort of thing. (which I must say I am glad about)

So happy quilting ... not long until Santa comes to visit.


Thursday, 4 December 2008

Hand Dyed Fabric Journal Covers

I have been busy while everyone has been sleeping.... These are two fabric journal covers that I have made from my own hand dyed fabric. The green one is a simplified version, while the blue is a fully lined with pen holder version. They are both stitched on my domestic sewing machine - a fabulous Bernina!

This is the start of a Fabric Journal Cover .... needs something more yet... beads, more stitching, more colours.

This picture is of the back of the two journals above.

And I have been busy hand dyeing a rainbow of big 8's (that is 1/8's but they are bigger than normal) ... Don't they just look wonderful. Two of these babies is enough to make a fabric journal cover and they look great stitched and embellished.

This is two rainbow spectrums of 12 colours laid out flat .... I am very happy with the colours. The possibilities are endless when you look at something like this.

Happy Quilting for now ...