Friday, 24 December 2010

Mum's Xmas Quilt completed

Just completed Mum's Xmas quilt, including the label. Feel happily accomplished.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Pressies for my Patchwork Friends

My little patchwork group had our Xmas lunch on Tuesday and swapped lovely pressies. These are the bonbon pressies I made for my friends. Inside a rolled piece of cardboard hides a colourful mouse pin cushion and the bonbon is made using a fat quarter (naturally) in a fabric I thought each friend would love and use, tied with ribbon from my ribbon stash.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Binding for Mum's Quilt

Just finished making the binding for Mum's Xmas quilt. Am picking the quilt up tomorrow from Sky Bay Quilting. I love binding - it means the quilt is nearly completed.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Love Letters quilt no finished

Last night I finished the binding on my Love Letters quilt. I bought the kit from The Patchwork Teahouse in Warburton, and had it quilted by Sky Bay Quilting in Werribee South. As it was a project without a deadline I have thoroughly enjoyed it, being able to work on it when I pleased, slowly enjoying every stitch. Bliss.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Stashing the Fabric

I have been trying to clear my sewing area, but it all ended up on the floor for quite a while. Finally, yesterday I washed all the unwashed fabric purchases and ironed half. Today I completed the ironing and have a beautiful stash of fabric that I now need to store somewhere. My space is limited so I have a problem. Guess the answer is to get sewing and turn it all into quilts. =)
Am having a good day. Sold 30 books to Angus and Robertson, Knox store where I am doing a book signing tomorrow from 11:00 am. Sold another 30 copies to DA Information Services and then to put some icing on my happy cake, I received a phone call inviting me to be a guest speaker next year at the Australian Quilters Association. The date is 7 March. Am grateful for the day's blessings.

Friday, 3 December 2010

New Fabric always fun to get

I never used to like paisley at all, in fact hated it with a passion - but that was in the 1970s. Taste does change over the years. Or maybe I have become more tolerant as I age. I love the movement in this fabric. It swirls and flows, like the ocean. That's very appropriate for Mum's Xmas quilt for her house by the sea.