Friday, November 28, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This is a pizza, another challenge entry from a few years ago. I think the topic was "food". This is called "Super-supreme and Sundae" as the top is meant to be a pizza and the backing fabric has icecream sundaes on it.
I played with a Kaliedoscope ruler as I wanted it to have a "round feel" about it. Lots of tomato, onion, capsicum, mushroom, olive and pizza fabrics were used and then some precious chunky buttons from the button box.
Further to yesterday's post with the bright batiks - I have completed 30 more, now have 60. I either don't use 1 (7x7), make 4 more (8x8) or 40 more (10x10) - big decision! I think I have enough fabric to make 30 more, so maybe it will be 81 blocks (9x9).
PPS - I've just found I have 30 more squares cut - it's meant to be at least 90!
I really did want to get onto the Tasmanian Devil quilt, sigh!!!
Friday, November 14, 2008
This one is an "Ami & Michelle" Oz-Dye Arts pattern from years and years ago. I hung it above the spare bed where Nic and Nancy sleep so Miss Maggie and Banjo can enjoy it while they visit in 2 weeks!
The crooked certificate is one Nic won in grade 6 for Mathematics. He took the PhD certificate to his home, wonder why he didn't take this to hang up?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
There are 40 strips in a Jelly Roll ,from each 2½” strip cut 2– 4½” pieces and 2-8½” pieces
You will have about a 16” strip left.
Pair this up with another one of contrasting colour and sew together, then cut this into 4 - 2½” pieces. Sew 2 together, turning one up the other way to make 2 Four patches
You will make 40 of these ( 1 for each strip in Jelly roll)
Select another fabric (colour) from the 2– 4½” pieces and 2-8½” pieces and sew the 2– 4½” pieces to each side,
Press then sew the 2-8½” pieces to the top and bottom - press.
This should measure 8½” square.
The amount of plain 8½” squares added to the quilt is dependant on how big you want to make the quilt.
Mine is 8x8 = 64 squares (quilt is about 80” square)
40 made from the pieced Jelly Roll and 24 un-pieced squares.
You’ll need an extra 6 strips of 25cm in "blousy" florals,
#1 - 2½” - buy 60 cm.
#2 - 6½” -buy 2.10 metres which will do for borders and binding. The borders are cut down the length of the fabric.
Binding is 2¾”
200 years ago, the "City of Edinburgh" departed Norfolk Island bringing the ancestors of Graeme and his cousin Libby to Hobart. The rest they say is history!
Today it was celebrated by a leisurely cruise on the Derwent River aboard the replica tall ship the "Lady Nelson".
A somewhat nippy day but calm, which didn't describe my nerves when I saw Noel don his life jacket! :-)
Hobart from the river presents beautiful scenery, including Government house, Mount Wellington and Sandy Bay.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Heaven, I'm in heaven!!!
This is the country spread one can dream about but rarely experience!
Break 'O Day Stitchers from St Helens certainly did themselves proud with the morning tea for their Friendship Day today.
I'm only showing you the important bits, if you want to seee Show & Tell, you'll have to check the Flickr Set.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Amish Clothes Line - quilts are 5"
The Picanniny Quilt - single bed 8" blocks.
There is also a wall-hanging pattern with 6" blocks and patched border
Heavenly Hoffmans - a very large quilt using the wonderful florals that Hoffmans "used" to do.
There is also a pattern using same design and "I Spy" fabrics with bright tone-on-tones for stars.
Appropriately called Heavenly I Spy
Bright Medallion designed as a round robin for a Quilt Shop Hop
I Spy Stars - easy pieced stars, plain points with I Spy centres.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Here is the Divine Miss M. closely checking out the quilting on "The Corn Is As High As An Elephant's Eye". This one is for when she gets into a cot! (3 months old)
Banjo is getting to the age when he is recognising "identities" like Bob the Builder who is on a small patch in his quilt. Gathering up lots and lots of I Spy fabrics for this quilt is all worthwhile!
Here he is ready for his night time story with Nana's radio, a wonderful toy, especially at 6.30 in the morning. (2 years old)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Poor Banjo is forcing a smile as he'd been sick with an Inner Ear infection, poor little mite. But how can you not smile when you're on Grandad's lap?
I'm on a roll, so while I'm at it here are a few shots of my gorgeous grandchildren taken 2 weeks ago in Brisbane.
We went up to their christenings. A lovely family affair with only Rob missing as he was in Thailand and now should be in India.
The black and white one I have shown before, I still need to write the pattern for it for a few people. I'm not good at naming quilts, this is the second one in this design so it's currently called Fresh Air in Black and Whites (at least I know which one is which)
The Geishas were a sample for our (Launceston Patchworkers & Quilters) LPQ's retreat held a few weekends ago.
The Lanterns were also an optional retreat project - nothing is ever compulsory, but many members try them :-)
I have also had another 3 quilts returned to me from the machine quilter, so I will be right for hand sewing during some of the Olympics viewing. The binding is done on one already and I'm hand sewing it down, I have cut the binding for the next and I need to find binding for the last.