Sunday, November 6, 2016

Craftsy and Etsy

I love to design.  I love to make quilts.  Have dabbled in designing over the years and have decided to put my designs up on Craftsy and Etsy to  see how they go.  I designed this one a few years ago and made it over the last couple of weeks.  About to do the last row of quilting and then onto the binding.  My designs are very geometric and simple sometimes I question that, but have decided Hey that is what you do so just do it.  Hoping to have a few patterns up by Christmas.

Quilting room re-vamp

I've not been feeling too satisfied with my quilting room layout lately.  I feel that it needs to be re-vamped and make better use of the space.  It's a descent size but maybe I have too much stuff!!  So woke this morning wanting to re-organise it all.  I have wheels for the Gammill and that makes it easy to move around but it also makes it too high for me to work on comfortably.  So how to do it???

Think first I need to tidy and put loose stuff away and then take another look?

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Productive Weekend

I really have the quilting bug at the moment.  Finished binding my wild Pink Black and White quilt this week, cut the sleeve out, bought fabric for a re-vamped quilt I want to put out as a pattern, finished two customer quilts this weekend, quilted a sample Nicky made for me, attached the binding (yet to sew it down - that's a night TV job),  attached the borders to the tube quilt, cut the binding, made the backing and loaded it.  Now just have to either sew batting off cuts together of find a piece for the tube quilt and get it started this week.  Can't seem to stop and wishing I had more hours to keep going, but alas back to work tomorrow - but the week goes quick and then I can get more sewing done. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Brisbane Quilt Show

Well another year at the Quilt Show.  Some lovely quilts but vendors getting less and less each year.  BUT I did manage to buy fabric.

First up I got some 30's for a project I found in box from a few years ago.  Have about 12 blocks and need about had to get more fabric.

Next I found some lovely greys and beigy and black and white these tones. 

And these lovely light and dark grey.

Got these lovely plain fabrics.  Good quality homespun and nice fabric.

And my favourite for the day were these to die for aboriginal fabrics.  The colours are just lovely and the patterns just fantastic.  A couple people asked me what project they were for.  Project?  What project?  Seriously?  You have to have a project in mind to buy fabric?  Who knew??????

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tube Quilt

Long weekend here this weekend and I've managed to to not do too much sewing so making up for it this afternoon.  A friend made this quilt in blacks and browns that I just fell in love with so had to make one.  Had a couple of Jelly Rolls laying around so decided to use the greens.  Well it was as dull as dishwater!

So added some light and blues and tans and it sure improved a lot

So have it laid out and now sewing the rows.  Now just need to get some borders for it.

Final Swoon

Well it's finally finished and I still don't love it.  But I know the person I give it to will.

UPDATE Gave it to Jae and she just loves it.  Said it's the best quilt I have ever made :-)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Swoon and Batiks

Finally loaded Swoon and quilting it.  Really can't remember when I ever made a quilt and didn't like it.  But this one just won't grow on me.  Don't even like my choice of quilting!!!  But want to get it finished and will give it to an "adopted" niece who tells me I STILL haven't made her a quilt.  She likes purple so this will keep her happy till I get a 'real' one done for her.  And this will be a first for me I'm sure.......only bought the fabric in April this year, so to get it made and quilted and finished in the same year will be a first. ***********

Only a couple of weeks to The Brisbane Quilt show and here I am contemplating what  fabrics I want to look for.  Now a look in my cupboards tells me I haven't even touched fabric I bought two years ago at the very same show.  So I think I need to sew some of it so I can justify buying more.  Isn't that clever of me?  So making a very simple quilt with Jelly Rolls I got back then.  Have never sewed with Jelly Rolls but thought I should buy some to see what the attraction was.  These are all greens thou they look blue in the photo.  Will get a better photo tomorrow.  Made one like this years ago in reproductions.