Sunday, 28 October 2007

Sew Day

Our guild had a sew day yesterday, it was a very enjoyable day. There was fewer people than expected, but those of us that could make it were glad that we did. I decided to work on my Australian Log cabin, as this project has been mostly done at sew days. I cut all the strips at a retreat in the Spring, I cut a lot, it surprising how many I have left over. I sewed most of the blocks at our guide spring sew day, and had finished the last few at home. So all I needed to do was put the blocks together and add the borders. How long could that take. Well as it turns out most of the day. I guess I was chatting too much, but that's the fun part of a sew day.

Friday, 26 October 2007

Table topper finished

Haven't done much quilting in the last couple of weeks. Its a bit frustrating, as I wasn't feeling great at the start of the month and the only quilting I got done was working on the border round robin, the only issue, as I said I wasn't feeling well and you could see it in the results, so last week I pulled it all out and quickly did a new border before having to switch boxes for the next and last round.

I needed to finish something, so here are two of the table toppers I started last month. I keeping the green on for myself, so that's the one not finished yet. I had been thinking about giving one of these as my Secret Santa gift but have changed my mind, so I need to get started on what I going to do instead. My guide is having a sew day tomorrow, so with a bit of luck I should be able to get a bit done. I still need to pack up what I am tacking, or I won't get anything done.

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Quilt for the cure

For the last couple of weeks some of the quilts for a cure have been on display at one of the Lazy-Boy stores. I have seen the quilts online, but its not the same as going to see them. It seems a bit strange looking at quilts in a furniture store, but I think this gives them a bigger audience.
Here is just a couple of shots from around the store, you can see all the quilts online. These are all be auction off, with the funds raised going to breast cancer support
When one of the girls in my guide was diagnosed (she is doing well), we made and donated this Quilt "God's Eye", it is a pattern she picked out. This was put together quilt quickly to get it done in time, so it was the first time I had seen it finished. It was nice that it was facing out into the mall, to get people to come into the store to look at the other quilts.

Friday, 19 October 2007

Judy Morningstar

On Wednesday evening myself and a couple of girls from guild went to see Judy Morningstar trunk show. It was a treat, she was an excellent speaker and had so many idea. Best of all we got to touch everything.

The first quilt she show us was this sun set quilt. She said that the light square where landscapes, at a distance I thought it was a printed fabric, but as you can see in the close up that they are each pieced, and it looks like they were all different.

This quilt is off Christmas memories, each square is a mini quilt, that allows extra rows to be added over time. Here are some more of her quilts.

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Lucky Girl

A while ago I was reading on someone blog that as a quilter no one ever thought to give them a quilt as a gift. Over the years I have been lucky to be given a few quilts from my Mum. This one was given to me when I was 22 and is well worn and love. DH would prefer something with a little less pink in it. Below is a small Wall hanging, that hangs in my sewing room.
When I was home I saw a redwork that my mum had made, it had very traditional scenes, I strongly hinted that I would like one but with Australian scenes. The following Christmas guess what I got. This is my favourite lap quilt, it likes in my living room and is my go to quilt on chilly evenings.
The next quilt came as a total surprise. I just love all the bead work in it. At our old house I had this on the bedroom wall, I am planning on putting it up in my sewing room.
This last quilt I saw when I was home, I had said I liked it and didn't think much more about it. The following Christmas this was my gift. This is hanging it the small guess bedroom.
I really like these quilt and just how different they are than the quilts I make. I am still in awe that all these are hand stitched and quilted.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Internet Shopping

What do you do when you are feeling down and are not quilting? Go fabric shopping on the Internet.
I had not done any fabric shopping on the Internet before, so I was a little caution and didn't spend much, wanted to see how close the fabric was to the pictures. I'm quite happy with these purchases. I should have picked up more of a couple of the fabrics. So nice to get fun things in the mail. Now its time to get back to actually doing some quilting.

Saturday, 6 October 2007


I have been a bit under the weather lately, nothing serious, but I have been felling quite tired. As a result it has been a week since I even been in my sewing room, so I don't have anything quilty to share. I did notice that over my post I have shared about three of my cats but Taz has not yet made it to my blog.
He is the youngest of our cats; a friend rescued him as he was found nearly frozen, but after a few months had to give him away due to allergies. He is very sweet and likes to be where ever I am. Taz has the softest fur and every one who comes to visit want to take him home. Here he is having a nap on some storage box under my cutting table, and sitting on the coach with me.