Monday, June 29, 2009

Whats on my design wall

My design wall is full of sunbonnets.
The beginnings of a memory quilt for my youngest daughter
who matriculates this year.

The dress is her old school uniforms and friends will be
sending in alternate blocks which they have personalised.

Also although not yet showable(Is there such a word)
the start of another applique quilt with butterflies and 1930 repro fabrics.
Until next week
Happy sewing,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Voyager and Frame

I am starting to bond with my machine and frame.
I have cut and stitched 6 baby quilts and have already quilted 3.
Seems like the more I do, the more I want to do.
Thank goodness I am mostly a SAHM!
I am really enjoying being at home although some days
I am more out and about than at home.

Yet I am getting on with the sewing and quilting
and have many completed tops which need to be
quilted and bound.
I think I have about 12 tops waiting.
That should give me tons of practice on the frame.

Unfortunately my cell phone and computer are not talking to each other
and therefore I have no photos to show.
Little bit technologically challenged!!

Have found the camera and this should all be fixed in a day or 2.

Until then
Happy stitching

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sisters in South Africa

Our guild, St. Matthews in Pietermaritzburg,
hosted the biggest outdoor quilt show yesterday.
We loosely based it on the exhibition held on Sisters, Oregon
Out total of quilts hung between the trees and along the fences was more than 300,
which I think is a wonderful achievement.
We also have a few vendors and a tea garden.
A wonderful time was had by all!

Happy quilting

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Whats on my design wall

JudyL at Patchwork Times has started a thread about "whats on the design wall".
Well mine is a flannel sheet really up close and personal.
My tiny sewing room which was once the breakfast nook only has one wall large enough for a design wall.
Opposite is a large window which lets in lovely light.
I have had on the wall for the past few months a UFO or PhD(Project Half done).
Wall hanging started with a centre pp block ( Carol Doak) and 8 applique butterflies.
Have since added a chain of daisies on the border and sashings.
I am now in the process of machine appliqueing them on.
Photos to follow
Happy sewing