Sunday, September 20, 2020

trimming

 

Quilting and gardening have quit a few things in common. One of them is trimming. Which I seem to be doing a lot of.

Inside and outside.

At least we had a little rain over the weekend . The garden was thirsty. This azalea flowers like crazy every year. I originally planted five but only one survived. She sure makes up for it.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

dandelions

The sky yesterday was ludicrously blue. The temps a delightful 23 degC. A perfect day in my book, especially as I managed to finish this.


It measures 42 inches square and is all cotton, including the batting. I just did a loopy meander in the outside border and Katie May inspired the dotty, spotty binding.

I've given this quilt a name - Dandelion Kisses. There is a stylised dandelion print on the border fabric and the crosses are often read as a kiss. 



I particularly like the backing and it managed to hide any wobbly quilting.


So that's another finish from me. I'll be back working on Garden Path soon but I keep leaning towards VTQuilter's Endless Diamonds. Deb has even drafted a pattern for us.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

meandering

 


We've just had a beautiful spring weekend. The warm sunshine was simply too good to waste so some outdoor time was to be had.

I still managed to spend some time at the machine working on this.

Hopefully you found time to do something enjoyable over the weekend.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

gardening

 



So, a certain person was supposed to have basted a certain baby quilt for quilting this weekend.

That certain person didn't get her act together and instead played with these.


Well, at least I'm sewing. I think this block is called Garden Path. I've been taking more care than usual when piecing these blocks and opening the seams to reduce bulk. Starching the fabrics has meant that they are easy to finger press as well.


Spring is in the air, the days are warming and there are kookaburras in the gum tree of my neighbour's yard cackling away as I type this. They are sometimes called Laughing Jacks. It's incredible that they make their home in suburbia.

 I hope you and your loved ones are safe - we are seeing some dreadful images on the news about the wildfires in California and the devastating hurricanes in Louisana and Texas.



Sunday, August 23, 2020

monochrome

Well, almost.

The top is finished. Those borders look wavy but that's just the way it was hanging. There's nowhere to hide when you use white fabric.

Gee, those seams stick out like . . . . there's a phrase. Never mind.

I was planning to use a white backing fabric but I'm not all that confident about my free motion quilting so I think I'll go with a print of some sort.

Next weekend, we quilt! Well, I quilt. You know what I mean.