Saturday, 28 August 2010

Folded star

I have been working away, made up a couple of backs for quilt ready to be quilted and I also finished my folded star trivet.
In the photo I included the yellow and blue one I made in home Ec. class in school. I think the one I made as a teenager is better made. I do remember complaining about what a waste of fabric this was and why would any one what to make one. I have to laugh at that now.
For the new one the second reddish fabric was a bit thicker and hard to fold nicely. I think this is what makes the whole thing a bit wonky. DH likes it so I know it will get used.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

This and That

I had to take DH car in to have a service and the shop is close to a Quilting Store, its been a long time since I had popped into quilting store, it wouldn't hurt to pop in just to look. At that store I picked up the two button & pattens. I think I should have everything else to make these wall hanging in my stash. That was a fun stop, and I had been good taking in DH car, so on the way home I took a small detour passed another quilting store where I picked up the black fabric and the monkey fabric, I have an idea for these will see how it turns out. Not to bad for not having got anything for a while, I did enjoy having a look around both stores.
Last Monday night was our guild summer gathering, which was also a lot of fun. One of the ladies had made pillow cases to give away, I grabbed these for my Australia niece and nephews. Think I will wrap their Christmas present in them.
Not much to show for what I have been working on. Here is a pic of a trivet that we started at guild one night. Mine is a bit wonky but once it's on the table with something hot on it I don't think anyone will notice, lol.

Take Care


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Tulips (still in progress)

After last week post I realized that I had not shown my tulip quilt for a long time - OK it has sat on a shelve for over a year- it needed to age.
I had all the fabric together, but could no longer find the idea of had scribbled down to finish this quilt. I know this is not quite what I had in mind by the large amounts of some fabrics I have left over and the tiny amount of others. I think it is turning out nice, and am please with the setting. I am haft way though adding the last dark green border. Then I will use the left over fabrics to make a back. I may need to add from my stash, but there seems to be lots of the green Flora fabric left. I also have enough of the dark green for the binding. So this doesn't sit for another year I think it will go for long arm quilting.