Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quilts done

So here are some quilts I have done recently....

This one is from Ann, lovely Dresdans made with William Morris prints

a very cute baby's quilt from Carol, made entirely from scraps in her stash. Way to go Carol!!!

Cheryl made this quilt in one of my classes, this is just so bright and happy with the yellow background. Fabulous Cheryl

Yvonne made this one, so cute all the school houses...

Back to quilting tomorrow, plenty more lined up waiting

Enjoy your week


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Buderim Quilt Show

Finally, here are most of the quilts I worked on for the girls for the Buderim Craft Cottage Biannual Quilt show. It was just a lovely display of work by many ladies of the group.

Janet and her quilts. I quilted the large jelly roll quilt, Janet made the long skinny wall hanging.

I quilted this one over a year ago, and Grandma had to ask to borrow it back for a short while for the show. Love those scraps!!

One of three I did for Betty. I didn't get a picture of them at the show but will find them in my files before they were bound

This is Lee-anne's, just a beautiful quilts and not just because it is pink. Lee made the quilt, cushion's and pillow shams. I just have to finish the Shams off for her - nearly done Lee!!

Actually I did get another of Betty's quilts, still not sure about the third. This is one of Jenny's quilts that she teaches at The Patchwork Angel

Chris did a great job keeping these pieces in order. This is a favourite of her husbands also.

Now this one belongs to Marlene. This quilt is in the double digits of age. It is now finished and being enjoyed and admired by the Marlene and her nagging son-in-law. This Balitmore took me days and days to quilt. I had to make the cross-hatching and because we live in a semi tropical climate the lines started to disappear before I had even finished all the marking. What a panic I had. But now it is done and Marlene is just so happy about it. Marlene actually came into work the other week looking for background fabric to start another Balitmore quilt (what is the definition of Insanity??)lol.

Looking back this doesn't seem that many, but it certainly felt like more than this, but several took many days to quilt, and when there is a deadline.....

All the ladies were very happy with the quilting and it was my pleasure and privelage to be allowed to work on their quilts. I am honoured by their trust and faith in me, and wish them many years of joy with all the quilts they make.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Every Possible Mistake has been Made


I have made just about every mistake able to be made throughout this whole quilt. But take a look at her now. She is not finished but I have to take it off the frame to qet back to customers quilts tomorrow, so it will get back on the frame soon enough.

But in the right light she is a beautiful swan and will be perfect for my room. I will be painting it shortly and changing a few things. I had started to make a new quilt for my bed, then realised it would not be big enough, then remembered I had this quilt top ( I started it about 8 years ago :-0. It took me ages to piece it, then I had to think about how to quilt it. A friend showed my group how to do machine Trapunto, but I being a hand quilter decided to hand quilt the Trapunto parts, plus at that time no ability to free motion quilt on a domestic machine. So then it had to wait until winter so I could hand quilt - way too hot in summer in Queensland - then it has been waiting until I have had time to machine quilt around the Trapunto on my Longarm Machine.

This weekend I have gotten about half of the machine quilting done. I will be unpicking on section but the rest I am happy with under certain lighting :-)

Alot more stippling and background fillers to be done, that in the bright light of day I am not completely happy with but it has been a great experience and practice

What did you get done this weekend, hopefully something got finished for you