Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Free Motion Quilted that is. Now it is not perfect, in fact far from it but I am pleased with the finished result. It helps that I know that my friend who little girl it is for would love anything I make, especially that I did it all myself. So without any further rambling from me here it is
It has a pieced back as well
And here is a close up of my quilting, not a clear close up but you don’t want to see a clear one showing all my mistakes.
Also there is current a few lovely ladies, Heather and KarrieLyne that are giving their blog readers a chance to win a AccuQuilt Go
And finally just because I can here is a new photo of my two boys
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
8 days down and I am actually quite please with what I have achieved. I have conquered my fears of FMQ and quilted E’s Cot Quilt. No pictures as yet as I need to wash it to remove all the blue pen marks. In the meantime here is a sneak peek of it waiting to have the binding hand stitched down.
I have also sewn together the Pram Quilt for Lachie’s new pram just need to sandwich and start the hand quilting in pale green perle thread I think.
I wonder what else I will be able to get finished before I start back?
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
my maternity leave finishes… then I will go from spending all my time
to having to include 15hrs a week with this as well, hope I still find time for my sewing.
Between now and then I have a few things I would like to try and get done. I need to quilt E’s Cot Quilt, I have been putting it off as I had originally planned to just echo quilt around and inside the blocks, but as I decided to make a pieced back I realised that this would look odd. So with some encouragement from some lovely friends from MMQG I have decided to have a go FMQ it. Wish me luck.
I also need to get Bastian’s cuddle quilt sandwiched and quilted, this is going to be quilted quite plainly so should be easy enough to do, except for the fact that I am using Minky as the back.
I also need to sew together L’s Pram quilt, sandwich and start hand quilting it.Along with keeping up with the Charm Square Quilt Along and everything else I want to do
Saturday, August 7, 2010
This is the one I received from Bec
I have also been making a few purchases lately. Firstly I went to Melbourne Craft & Quilt Show a couple of weekends ago and was very restrained in my spending. I got was Janelle Wind’s first book Pieces of Me, and a this kit to make Melly & Me’s Fat Quarter bag
I have to admit that I am quite proud of myself as I have already made one project out of the book, started and finished it all in one day. One of the reasons why I purchased this book was for this specific project.
Isn’t it cute, it is a cover for my Iphone and has a small pocket on the front which is the perfect size to hold my ATM/credit card and some loose change. I have also order some fabric from this lovely store to make two bags out of this book.
Actually I have purchased quite a lot from that store recently as well as the fabric I have three Christmas related kits on there way to me, a advent calendar, reindeer stocking and Christmas wreath. There were all part of QFD Christmas in July online event so I am unable to post photos of the patterns but if you have a look over here you can see some pictures of some of the projects I got kits for. Another purchase I made from QFD was this lovely soft flannel
I am going to team it with the FQ pack of Ginger Blossom that my lovely EB friends gave me as a thankyou for running the Round Robin Swap last year. I plan to make a half sq triangle quilt like Esther’s using the flannel as one half of the sq and the cotton as the other half, hoping it will look as I imagine.
I have also been working on the Freckled Whimsey Charm Pack Quilt along and am now up to date.