Friday, June 17, 2011

Pattern Tester

I can't say too much, but due to making email contact with a designer I admire I have been asked to test one of her patterns.
Of course I feel quite honoured, nervous, but excited at the same time.
Fabric shopping tomorrow and then into it, with any questions being emailed to her, and my comments, postive and negative, and observations recorded as part of the process.
I am certain my sewing group will also help me out if I get stuck.
Will keep you posted on the process and progress and will definitely load some pictures once finished and I am allowed to do so.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quilting Retreat

This weekend, commencing tomorrow afternoon, a few like-minded girls are heading up country for a two day quilting retreat.
So tonight it is packing my bag, and everything I might need "quilting wise" into the car so I can make a quick getaway as soon as I get home from work!
Two days of cutting, talking, sewing, laughing, pressing, talking, more sewing, more talking and laughing,. along with dinner at the local pub on Saturday night. Sounds like heaven to me!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm Excited

Three weeks ago I met Karen of Quilts on Bastings,  when I delivered two of my quilts to her to be quilted.
Well tomorrow I get to pick them up, I am excited to see what they look like.

Having seen examples of Karen's work on her blog am certain they will look fantastic. Log on and have a look at the beautiful work she does.

Two down many more to go.

I will upload photos once the bindings are stitched on and they are really, really finished - can't wait!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Quilt Tops

Yesterday, Sunday, I pulled out my tub of quilt tops, hung each one on the clothesline and took photos. Apologies for the creases in the quilt tops, but they have been folded for quite some time.
My aim is now to get all these quilts finished. As a goal, I thought if I can get one completed each month that would be a fantastic result. Mind you that is not counting all the new quilts I will start. Here they are.

Flower Garden
Bleeding Heart

Life is a Celebration BOM Homespun Magazine

Pieced Back for Life is a Celebration

Soul Blossom 1

Soul Blossom 2

String Quilt with stars

Pieced back for String Quilt with Stars

Friday, February 4, 2011

First for 2011

I really do need to devote some time to my blog!!  When I read and enjoy other quilting blogs, it makes me realise how negletcted mine is. But this is going to change. 

Firstly I am going to try and add something each week, including images of which my first photo is attached.
Secondly, improve my photographic skills and ensure the backgrounds of the photos asre improved.

This is my "charm bracelet" quilt top - Designed by Kate Conklin of

I used a Bliss by Moda charm pack, along with Kona snow for the first frame, a pale green check for the second frame, and a grey sold for the bracelent links and sashing.

I am going to do a pieced back with the remaining charms and bind it with something bright.
It was a lovely quilt to piece - nice and easy with a great result.