Sunday, 25 April 2010
One of the groups I belong to here in Northampton England have twinned with a quilt group in Northampton Western Australia. One of the first projects was to make each other a wall hanging quilt. A beautiful quilt arrived from Australia showing the flowers of that country. Due for postage soon is the one made by the Hamtune group showing different places in blackwork associated with Northampton surrounded by log cabin blocks.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
An exhausting but very enjoyable week has just passed with my granddaughters Abigail 6 & 3/4 [ very important 3/4 !] and Eleanor age 2 years with chicken pox! On the last day of the visit Abigail made a cushion using the photo from earlier in the week on the brige over our pond.
Monday, 5 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
The new quilt is progressing. Using a Tach-it gun I have joined the top, wadding and backing together. Next I have used a creative grids wavy ruler to draw lines in pencil and machine quilted on the lines. This was easy to do, as it was a manageable size, on my Pfaff 7570 sewing machine. Next using the quilt-as-you-go method I have joined this to the middle section on my quilt. I hope to complete the bottom section later this week.
Having tried to buy curtains for my bedroom makeover and not finding any I like I had to stop work on the quilt and make new curtains, they are green and the walls the palest pink.
Yesterday was the only day this week we had time to go out and enjoy the Green Lanes [Byways], so we set off around 9am to travel to Helmdon...
This has been one of the quickest quilts I have every made. Using the method of joining a jellyroll together into a long strip and then s...
Is this taking de-cluttering too far? Everything is a bit 'chicken and egg'. The plasterer needs to see the wall behind the tiles...
While preparing Angel kits for my IAM group I thought I would make some extras as gifts for my cousins when we meet next week. Preparing ...