Monday, 14 November 2011

And Another One!

Met the deadline.

This is travelling with me to the UK tomorrow.

Colour of Life
Approx 48" x 46"
Will try to get photos of my Mum and her 80th birthday present.

More soon.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Please Do Not Adjust Your Set


In need of an 80th birthday present. Don't have time to rustle something up.

This has been "hanging" about for ages


so I took it down and am machine quilting it. Just straight lines, using 1" masking tape as a guide.

All I can say is Hmmmmm. Interesting!

More soon.

Monday, 7 November 2011

A Finish!

Strawberries & Cream is about to start it's journey to the UK.


For once I don't want to see this quilt go. It's so beautiful and cuddly and I hope its new owner will love and cherish it as much as I do.

I knuckled down last week and decided that this quilt had to go to its new home. Choosing the backing fabric proved to be more of a nightmare than I thought it would be.  I couldn't find a flannel sheet anywhere. The French don't seem to sell flannel, or flannel sheets, so a trip to the fabric warehouse at Javerlhac was called for.


It took ages to find the right fabric, but find it I did. A cross between flannel and fleece in a dark cream. Very soft and cuddly.

Then a couple of days while I plucked up courage to "birth" it. Never done that before and panic set in.  Took a few deep breaths, pinned the two sides together and sewed.


Turned it inside outside - that was so easy - sewed up the top and then started tying the sides together. What a mammoth task that was!



and here she is again - all tied together and ready to go!


I'd like to thank Mary for letting me use the Heartstrings Project pattern and for giving me moral support and help throughout this project.

More soon.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Do Not Disturb ....

.....  quilter at work.



Sorry Pipette. You can scratch and yell to be let in as much as you like, but your Mum is busy, busy, busy.

Look at this lot!


Clockwise from bottom right is Strawberries & Cream waiting to be tied;

Liberated Roman Strings being hand quilted;

another Q4L quilt waiting to be tied; and 

All That Jazz (aka Brick Building) still being built.

Phew!

More soon.