Sunday, September 24, 2017

Farmers Wife blocks 80 and 81

Moving right along here, I am making slow progress. 
Two blocks this week, I am waiting till my holidays so I can do some serious sewing before a relaxing little holiday!
 Block 80
 Block 81

I have been trying to get this rather large quilt quilted this past few weeks, it is large and I have been busy with other things that had deadlines!

Today is a day to sit under the fan and stitch!
 I am not quite sure what possessed me to quilt this design, it is working but is quite tedious, perhaps an all over may have sufficed!

Another project underway, one to do when I have no energy for the others and that does not need much concentration, and I have so much red fabric!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Farmers Wife block 79- almost there!

Today is day 7 of 8 in a row working at paid employment
 I am tired
 stuff has happened
 I have had a migraine
 work has been busy- nothing like September in a maternity unit!

I have made one Farmers Wife block, the end is in sight.

I am also trying to get some competition quilts finished and some project quilts done. 

Life is busy.

Block 79 of 111

 One of my current projects, I am  really happy with the lessons learned at a class with Sophie Standing, and have been using some of those learned skills and ideas 
with this piece
 Some of my threads for  this project!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Birthday treats

I ran away to the beach at Burleigh Heads for a few days last week for my birthday.  A nice apartment with beach views, two days teaching rulers on a domestic machine classes, and a relaxing time.
The beach was wonderful, a little cool to swim just yet, but I did have a paddle.
The reason I went south was to teach the classes, but decided to take a midweek holiday and have a day off for my birthday in the middle.
The classes were such fun!  a steep learning curve for some, most of the quilters ended up with a fantastic portfolio of ideas and designs for further reference and many ideas to go home and expand on. 
Ruler work is a different mindset, and can allow the quilter to achieve consistent straight or curved lines with minimal marking. I have had a lot of fun with the rulers and am really looking forward to my next Bernina work at the Brisbane Craft Fair.

Only one Farmers Wife block this week. 
It was a bit fiddly and I was tired, so the points are not perfect.

 The view from my apartment. Perfect.

My group are working towards an exhibition of works inspired by Margaret Olley, this is the start of one of my larger pieces.
Its called "rainy day" as a working title. More to be explained later

 Another piece for the Margaret Olley inspired pieces. In an attempt to use up fabric that I have, I am appliqueing these flowers onto some satin for an installation.

Lastly, I gave myself a little treat, well my daughter is giving me the book, and I decided to get a template as well- just because! Super fast postage, I am happy. 
Now to get down to some serious sewing....