Wednesday, 24 September 2008
I've really great help - I couldn't do what I do without them.
The thread used was Signature rust in the elongated hexagons, Aurifil black in the blocks and borders and Aurilux gold in the stars. I would have liked to have used Aurifil rust, however I didn't have any yet and I'm still using some Signature. Why am I changing? I do like Signature, however I like Aurifil better. Signature is a robust thread that is somewhat stiffer than Aurifil and doesn't sit as nicely in the fabric as Aurifil. My APQS handles it really well.
The back looks good too.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
I quilted this with another pattern from Hermoine.
Feminine without being over the top.
Monday, 22 September 2008
It was made out of flannels and will keep someone loved and warm.
Friday, 19 September 2008
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
A very pretty four patch quilt. It was quilted with a thread that was slightly lighter than the border and therefore contrasted nicely with the pink in the four patches and was light enough to compliment the cream alternate blocks. The pattern was from Hermoine Agee of Digital Quilting Patterns
This quilt was made by the same person who pieced the lovely 1930's Irish Chain that I custom quilted last month
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Friday, 12 September 2008
Some of the fabric is drill, however it was just the right colour for what Janice needed. Again one of my favourite patterns Continuous Baptist Fan from Hermione Agee at Digital Quilting Patterns.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
The time has flown and to quote one of my favourite book titles - 'The Days Are Just Packed'.
I have been quilting LOTS and working and cleaning and cooking and at times not even been here.
We even went to a PARTY.
On the way home we stopped and spent some time just being on Sullivan's Rock, which I might add was still cold to sit on. The people are saying that spring here, well it hasn't penetrated Sullivan Rock yet.
The younger sweeties were buzzing after their weekend and as I couldn't contemplate another 45minutes with them in the car with that amount of energy, and that volume, we stopped and gave them a run. There is nothing harder trying to drive when tired and there is a youth fest in the back of the car. Hang it all, just stop and let them run. My mother had many sayings and one of them was 'that it was better to arrive..............' Mum never completed the phrase when she used it, it was always left unsaid and somehow more poignant for it.
The air is very special on those rocks, very cleansing and uplifting.
We then all piled into the car and arrived home.
I was just thinking that it was rather squashed in the back of the car, where they were and there was a roll of batting in the back as well. We do have a station wagon, albeit what they call a 'tourer', however we had to put one of the back seats down to fit the roll in and they were sitting cheek by jowl. Within poking distance of one another. Hmmmm, how boys like to poke and laugh and be happy.