Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I used a 100 wt Invisafil thread on a heavier fabric, the scale of the design is not pleasing to me due to the heaviness of the fabric and the scale of the design. It can be remedied by a thicker thread, or a more delicate design scale.
On a more productive note, I have one quilt almost quilted (2 1/2 small borders to do), another has been blocked and ready to face, and the applique nearly finished on another.
However I need to go to paid employment for a few night shifts- then 3 days off- hopefully to sew like crazy!
Posted by Jane at 9:28 PM
Monday, August 27, 2012
The first pic is the 2m x 2m quilt top almost ready to be sandwiched- then quilted.
It will be done, not entirely sure how I am going to quilt it, but it talks to me when we are together so I think it will be OK.
We have 2 birthdays in the next weeks, my husband's , then one with a 0 and a 5 for me, so a bit of celebrating and a lot of quilting. A lot of quilting- what do I want for my birthday?- endless days to quilt and not other stuff -like housework, paid employment which is a bit of a nuisance at times- new parents- "the midwife cannot teach you everything you need to know in a 2 day hospital stay- do your research before you have the baby!!"
Off to quilt-.....
Posted by Jane at 10:03 AM
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I had a lovely letter in the post - this quilt has won a commendation at the local show- that is an agricultural show! in Brisbane it is called the EKKA- short for exhibition- a lot of words are abbreviated in Queensland - not sure exactly why - 'ekka' is as long a word as 'show'. Never mind, its a show where other quilters who are not necessarily member so the QQ enter their work. So a different group of entrants and judges makes it interesting.
I am off on Monday to do Quilt Hostess so will be able to see all the winners.
Now to work on this years QQ quilts- so little time and so much to do.
Work- that is paid work gets in the way...we did have a record number of babies on my night shift earlier this week, so I have earned a rest I think- or maybe not- bck on night shift tonight- lucky I have a bag of red frogs in my bag to keep me going!
Posted by Jane at 9:53 AM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Have been sick then busy at work and in a haze about a few projects. Now it is on, I am inspired by the Row by Row challenge and have started afresh, need to make the first months row again, but now I know what I want to do it will be easy.
Posted by Jane at 9:42 AM