Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A second try

We have been inundated with lots of rain in the past weeks and some murderously hot days in between. The almost 100% humidity is the worst, but look at these shots from outside http://www.kimzsewing.com/ last week.

Cars parked at the front had to be moved quickly as the level rose - rather exciting !

This was Kims present and a class scheduled for February. Isn't he the cutest !!!!


Dang, back to the middle again ! This was a customers Sunbonnet Sue . I really need to take before and after shots to remind myself  how beautifully quilting finishes a quilt.


Had agreat day at Kimz recently where about 10 women did the jelly roll race - no racing, and we mostly completed the tops in under 3 hours. Just have to pop over to Kimz blog to grab the photos of my top - the above was my bali pop in Cappuccino  

Here  is the top - tomorrow, I shall post the finished quilt. I added lots of kangaroos and quilting and was very pleased with the result. Of, course, I forgot the photo !

Stay safe, one and all!

A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all in blogland and beyond......

This is meant for the tail end of 2012 which means I am probably the first in the WHOLE WORLD  !!!!!!! (Or, it's a really late greeting from 2011 ). I have been rather busy with some things I did not want to do, but they are now behind us and it's time to play- yay !

Christmas was all about family and, as usual, most enjoyable. Everyone was thoroughly spoilt, my fave gift being a E-reader. I can't believe how easy it is to rack up a huge bill in just a few books, well, 48, so far. I love to read novels, but could not bear it if our quilting mags ever became totally digital. There is nothing like leafing through a stack of magazines and being inspired all over again !

I did manage to quilt a few customer quilts in the past couple of months. I have only recently been ' for hire ' -  had  lot of practice before accepting decent monies, but I am becoming much more confident.

This is a pretty GG flower garden which was outline quilted on the patches with a viney pattern on the border. Bad photo, but the quilting was pretty.

The next belonged to the same lady and was paper pieced.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the feathers - the corners were gorgeous,

as were the sides

I also finished a small selvage project , small because I had run out of cut selvedges and wanted it finished.

I also made a SUIT for my daughter - this is the first clothing I have sewn since 2003. It took me 3 days to make as I had totally forgotten all my expertise in the field.

This shows the detail on the back. Obviously !  She has a dear little Boston Terrier who is a very showy little girl and is well on her way to becoming a champion.  Not sure what has happened , but each  line starts at the centre. I shall shut down and try again soon !