Suze wanted a black and white treeskirt. I got her to choose the fabrics. She has a black Xmas tree with white decorations and her tastes are very minimalist. I was given a really nice pattern at the Mascot craft group that I go to. It's very simple and easy to make being composed of 18 wedges.. a bit like a gored skirt. The most complicated thing about it is the binding which has to be cut on the cross because the treeskirt is circular and the binding needs to be stretchy for the curves.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Here is Auntie Heather's Quilt. She likes Autumn colours and is celebrating her 90th birthday, the matriarch of the clan. I've been working feverishly on it because her birthday was last Saturday. It won't be very late. It's a coverlet (two layers and no wadding) because she lives just outside Brisbane and there's not much call for warm things in the tropics.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
I've made so many of these mug bags for gifts over the years and I always thoroughly enjoy doing them. I like to match the fabric to the mug carefully and make the lining of the bag pop. It's rarely that I can perfectly match a fabric with a mug and a person. I think this one does it. Found the mug in Vinnie's this morning, knew it would match the fabric beautifully and have a friend's daughter coming back to work from a holiday in New York soon. Each of the sides is fussy cut to show up the fabric print.The lining is a loud pink and white stripe. Hope you all saw that item on the news last week about mugs in workplace kitchens. So glad I always have a mug bag.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
Each year I go up to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains for a quilting retreat and stay at the Redleaf Resort. We sew, chat, shop for fabric and eat good food for the whole weekend. Most of us make at least one quilt for a wonderful charity called "Dandelion" which provides emergency help to parents and children who are sometimes forced to leave their homes at a moment's notice. This year I've made three simple baby quilts all the same pattern: 6 1/2 inch squares (7X6 blocks). They are quilted in the ditch and then in oblique rows. All are made from the children's fabric in my stash. I always enjoy making them because I know how much they are appreciated. Last year between us we managed to come up with 53 quilts.