Friday 27 January 2012

Giant Dahlia Quilt

Yesterday I finished the final seam of the centre part of my Giant Dahlia Quilt.

 I have linked to Sarah’s Blog for her Whoop Whoop Fridays.

Thursday 26 January 2012

Just the Binding to Go

I have almost finished my sister’s quilt - I just have to stitch down the binding. 

I was originally going to put black binding on the quilt, but at the last minute I changed my mind as I felt it needed a bit of colour so chose the stripe that has a bit of red.  

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Waverley Patchworkers Raffle Quilt

I had the honour to be asked to quilt the WaverleyPatchworkers Raffle Quilt which I completed last year.  I am only just now able to show the photos.

The design is by Michelle Hill, and it was completed by a group of talented ladies from Waverley Patchworkers who volunteered their time to make it.

It will be raffled at the Waverley Patchworkers Show – 25th to 27th of May at the Waverley Community Centre.

It was an absolute pleasure to quilt.  I combined McTavishing with feathers in the centre, and I alternated double lines with single ones in the border to make it a bit more special. 
I know I will be buying lots of tickets this year in the hopes of winning it.

I have linked to Esther’s Blog for her WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays.

Friday 20 January 2012

A Little Sewing Time for Me

I have had a little time to work on my own sewing projects and have definitely not wasted it.  My sewing corner has been a hive of activity.  

I had been wanting for a long time to make another Giant Dahlia in reproduction fabrics using Michelle Yeo’s templates.  Kathy is going to make one too, (in very different fabrics) and will likely start any day now.

I was thinking that the way I was procrastinating she would have hers all sewn up before I even started - this was enough to prompt me to get going on the project. (Thanks Kathy, it is nice to have a sewing buddy to keep you on track).

So on Wednesday I got it cut out.  Last night I started sewing, and I will continue working on it today.  What fun!

Wednesday 18 January 2012

My Sister’s Quilt and a Package from Canada

I usually take a break from quilting for customers from Christmas until sometime in January.  This is when I try to do some quilting for myself.  Unfortunately life has been so busy that I haven’t had much time this year.

But I have finally been able to load my sister’s quilt and start quilting it.

I made it in colours that will match her lounge room d├ęcor.  As it will be a functional quilt I didn’t want to quilt it too heavily.  I know she likes feathers and the long strips were just perfect for them.

Just before New Year I got a lovely package all the way from Canada from Kathy of Tamarack Shack. I am so spoilt!

All the goodies have been eaten except the Mini Rolos, and the Kraft Dinner.  I enjoyed reading Kathy’s Snow Dyeing article in the magazine she sent, and her hand dyed fabrics are gorgeous.

Kathy has some fantastic tutorials on fabric dyeing on her blog.  She has the tutorial links listed on the left hand side of her page directly under the picture of Quilters Connection magazine.

I have linked to Esther's Blog for her WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays.