Tuesday, 17 November 2009

More Quilting & Workshops

I love this quilt - I didn't want to give it back to it's owner once I had quilted it. We used an all over pattern to quilt as it will be used well and will need to be washed.....the applique on this quilt is immaculate - a fantastic job and a beautiful quilt.

Saturday saw me once again at Cranberry Crafts in Ulverstone for the 2nd part of my Wire Wrapped Doll Workshop (you can book a workshop with me by going to my web page) - most girls chose to make the tall doll and they were all coming along nicely (remember to email me pictures of your finished dolls ladies - I love to see them)

This is Elkie's Hidden Stars quilt - with added rail fence border .. see those stars twinkling in there.

This is another "first" quilt - Lisa has never made a big quilt or pieced quilt like this - she has done a wonderful job and her borders were perfect!

This next quilt is by Jill and she specifically wanted not only minimal quilting - but quilting just like the original designed by the designer of the pattern. This is not always an easy thing to do. As a quilter you have a way you prefer to quilt - like stabilising the quilt with stitch in the ditch quilting which will also enhance the applique blocks. I also prefer to quilt around all applique to make it "pop" and therefore require minimal quilting in the background of the block - some quilts scream for more quilting while others will say - not too much!

However, this quilt did look rather sweet with the "minimalist" look for quilting .... I would have liked to do a bit of ditch stitching though....but the customer is always right and their preference is always given priority!

My own quilts get my preferred treatment when quilting - so I give the same to my customers. Now ... when was I going to be able to quilt those six quilts of mine I have sitting there ... over the Christmas break I hope.

Happy quilting until next time.... Jane xx

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Beautiful Feather Quilting

This is the current Raffle Quilt for the Wilted Quilters in George Town Tasmania - they are having their exhibition in George Town from 19 through 21 November 2009. I didn't want to quilt too much in behind the handbang stitcheries so did a nice diamond cross hatch which sets the stitcheries off nicely. The remainder of the quilt was quilted with my freehand feathers with the pink border having a little leaf vine.

A shot of the back

One of the beautiful stitchery bags

Another back picture

And this quilt is Geraldine's lovely Picininni quilt - with feathers - it is a really nice quilt. I was impressed with how the colours looked - wonderful!

So it's back to the quilt machine for me .... hope everyone is enjoying this lovely sunshine weather we are having. Happy quilting for now ... Jane x

Friday, 6 November 2009

The end of the year is too near!

Shadow - gazing across to our neighbour's property where the alpacas live - well she is probably checking out the birds in the trees really!

I love backing fabrics - this is another one from Brenda at Widebacks and I have quilted this lovely quilt by Marie F. with Celtic Scroll pattern.

Another "Matilda's Farm" quilt - this time with a simple all over pattern.

The next quilt is Sally's quilt which I have finished quilting and binding for her - as she is a non-quilter.

So life at the moment is pretty hectic with the pre-Christmas rush, school examination time for my son - so back and forth to school at odd times during the days ... sigh ... he only has one more year now and then he is finished school - seems like only yesterday that we first took him to pre-school.

Anyway ... happy quilting for now ... Jane