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 23, 2017
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.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The bag with the purple eggplants belongs to Maru who joins us most weeks and shows us beautiful fabrics and notions and new techniques to use in our quilting efforts. She is a wonderful addition to our group bringing a Costa Rican perspective to Yarnspinners.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
First quilt for 2017! This one had to be a fast one as my sister-in-law is only here from England for 3 weeks. She is about to have a new granddaughter and was ecstatic when I said I would do a quilt for Daisy Mae. Fortunately I had this one half sewn up already and she loved it - so - problem solved! Here are the pictures. Of course it's a simple quilt made of six and a half inch plain blocks which relies on the colours and textures of the fabric rather than any fancy work in the blocks. I tend to do this for baby quilts because they have to be hardwearing and easily machine washable.