Tuesday, 26 August 2008
This is Jessica's postcard, now a book marker. She is very proud of it.
Today I will pack up the remainder of my sewing room here. I then have the awful task of setting up my new sewing room.... he he he, oh poor me!!!!
Friday, 22 August 2008
I took my 3 nieces into my sanctuary to make fabric postcards.
Out came some of my scrap draws... it's not like I don't have enough to share!
Jessica also made one but it went to bed with her as a bookmark, I will get a photo when she rises from her slumber!
Monday, 18 August 2008
Ursula is planning another UFO PIP camp for 5th & 6th of September, check out her blog for details... http://pipguild.blogspot.com
This was a UFO camp........
Friday, 15 August 2008
She has been participating in a quilt show in Germany.
This is Birte with her Chiclets quilt. This was the first one she made with her new Bernina ... approximately a year ago.
This is the Kaleidoscope that we saw in an earlier post, but here you get to see how big it really is.
Looks like a great room for a quilt show...
Here are a few more pictures from the show.
Sunday, 10 August 2008
This is the pile of trimmings.
I am not going to keep these scraps... I have my limits! They would be good for stuffing something though.
There are 246 half square triangle squares here... once sewn into the quilt top they will measure a huge 1 1/2" each.
All is revealed... I am making Ocean Waves using the directions from my favourite scrap quilt site, Quiltville
This quilt has been on my "to do" list for a very long time.
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
This bright Bargello is for a very special little baby, the first grandchild!
This quilt is a record breaker for Sue, her fastest completed quilt to date!! he he he
The bargello fabrics are from Park dos Tecidos (no web page) and the border, backing and binding fabrics are from Patch-Mania in Oeiras.
Remember Sue was making all the Flying Geese blocks a while ago?? well after sewing them all on, Sue decided it was all looking too busy so she un-sewed them all and added this plain white fabric for the border instead. It gives a much 'crisper' look, which is exactly what she wanted. The flying geese will, maybe, be used on the back.
This is another record breaker.... Sue's biggest project so far!!
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
I have forgotten to show you one quilt. This one, with giant daisies... it is finished now, all except for a label as usual.... I decided to call it "Inside Out" given that daisies in baskets are normally much smaller and usually inside the houses.....
I have done a bit of sewing today...... all from my scrap fabric drawers!
I picked out all of my light 2 1/2" squares and drew a line diagonally through each one... lots..... it took ages... some people don't draw the line and just sew by eye, I think the extra time to draw is worth it.
Then I took the rest of my 2 1/2" squares all darker and put one with each light square. I then sewed a quarter inch seam on either side of the pencil lines...
....cut them in half (on the pencil line) ironed them, and trimmed them to be 2" each....
I do have a plan for these half square triangles.... but there are still loads to do, I have 87 so far!
Monday, 4 August 2008
So, I don't have any photo's of my own but I do have photos to share of projects done by some IWP friends.....
These small bags were made by Anneliese. They are made using the 'quilt as you go' method. The bags were taught by Helen a while ago and most ladies in our IWP quilting group have made several of them as gifts over the months.
Helen sent this photograph. She made this quilt as a surprise for her husband recently.
Friday, 1 August 2008
I will, in time, be re-folding most of my fabrics to get better use of the shelf space... fun job!
All of my books and folders have a place to be and I think I have decided how I will put the tables....
I only have scraps at this house now, so, until we actually move, that is what I shall work on.
I have four patterns lined up... there is the first problem... I just can't decide which to start first.. such a dilema!
I do have one UFO too... maybe I should start with that???