Saturday, 8 October 2011

I remember when 7 days felt like 7 days

and the small icons were not a problem to read ! I promised myself to post twice weekly and yet 7 days are done and dusted !  I have been stuck on a job I am not enjoying - heavy curtain fabric approx 8'x9', machine quilted around the tulip pattern and yet to be  bound, as a quilt. It is really ugly ( to me ). Lets hope there are not matching curtains, covered headboard, the bedroom chair - the mind boggles !

I did manage to sew through my finger on the quilting frame this week, first time I have ever been so stupid ( and I was ! ), and today stabbed my little finger with the sharpest little scissors I own - Kai brand. They are the best , used correctly, but seeing as this is the third time they have stabbed me to the bone, I shall retire those little sods to the bottom drawer !!!!!!

For bloggy interest, I shall try to upload a couple of photos - so far, they go wherever they want and rearrange the text. Most annoying !
I guess I need a few more blogger classes with my friend, 

husband. He had 6 women at the first class a week ago, and very little hair 3 hours later !!!!Did that link work ? Ok, lets try a photo.
Hmm - same problem, and any text after the shot is a different font, colour and starts in the centre.  I made this quilt over15 years ago and it suited the 4 poster bed we owned for ages. Then , the bed changed, the quilt had the lower corners cut out and did not suit the new style, so off to the cupboard it went.  This was hand pieced and quilted all before I learnt to sew curves and machine quilt and there truly were 24 hours in a day and 7 days felt like 7 days!!!!!!

Until next time



Saturday, 1 October 2011

First attempt to show photos

The Buderim Quilt group asked me to participate in their year long quest to raise funds for breast cancer research by having a show and tell, last week. Once I had searched all the cupboards, I had 43 , some not quite finished and some I had not looked at for 10 - 12 years !
Must say I really enjoyed the evening - like being re-acquainted with old friends !
I even made a pile of the unfinished ones, favourite on top. A few reminders over the next couple of years would be most welcome !!!
So, lets give it a go - ok, not quite where I hoped, but here's a smile to start. This is a baby size, freehand cut and pieced hanging with 3d batik flowers.  I used satin stitching for the appliques and uneven borders for a cute and happy quilt.

Whoops, I think that all my jpgs must be enormous so shall have to do a bit of editing. Gadzooks, what a trial !!!!