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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Workshops Designs, DWR., FMQ,

After a recent workshop  by Michelle Pearson at Handcrafters House with Jamie Wallen,
 and so inspired by his feathers - who wouldn't be  :)
I felt like I could get on with the design of the DWR quilt...which has been all ready to quilt for a while now

 ( Me with Jamie and Rich)
It was a fabulous workshop of four days ..very intense and so full of learning, fun and laughter

So onto the design of the DWR quilt...
I had more of less decided on this..

But really liked this.... then thought I may never get it finished in time..

However...this is the one I have decided to do.  I have drawn over a photo of the quilt.. using a clear plastic and a black marker, which in itself is a great practise..

This is my Practice piece of quilting
Ignore the celtre... I had a bit of trouble getting the tension right  for top and bottom using Glide thread - took most of the day but finally got it.
Now I will hopefully start the basing on the edges and have a huge load of ditch work to get done
which I will do with the dusty mono-filament top and hopefully Glide in the bobbin.

I will try to keep up with sneak peaks along the way


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Dr Who Quilt, FMQ,

At last I have got something to show, and its taken my a while to get back here..

I finally completed The Dr Who quilt for my Granddaughters 18th Birthday!!
It was not an easy quilt for me to figue out, as I am not really
 a fan of Dr Who ... but I got there and thankfully my GD loved it

So here are some photos...probably way too many...

The photos were the most difficult for me...especially the lovely Tenth Doctor :)
Which is Andrea's favorite.
The words Doctor Who in Galifreyan were not easy either... but there you are 

I have never tried to quilt photos before...
and then I used a lot of fillers... and had fun with planets..

There are plenty of planets... wormholes,  and a row of space ships around all the borders

and eight Darleks too.. plus the planet with its extra large moon is Galefrey
 ( which I am not sure how to spell )

 I really did enjoy doing the ruler work too

 and a Tardis in each corner

Two more of the Darleks

 And a circle of marching ladybugs

More Darleks

Some tiny feathers

Not sure about this one.. but it was fun to do

Spinning planet

Somewhere in the quilt is a dragon... and our own planet system... with a large sun

Anyway it has taken me WAY too long to get this posted and way too many photos...
so hope you enjoy what I have done...
 As I mentioned at the beginning of the post..it has not been an easy quilt for me,
I am so happy it has gone to a home where it will be appreciated.

So now onto the next project.. which is almost there.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Machine Quilting

I have lots of progress photos, but can't post anything yet...
soon I hope!

I am working on Andrea's 18th Birthday quilt... and I am late - of course
Hopefully I will be finished soon and be able to post photos, once she has received it.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Family, Finished quilts, FMQ,

My Grandson Josh finally got his 18th Birthday quilt.  
Complete with Ladybugs, quilted in mystery places...
so much so - that I am not even sure where they are :)vb Its always fun looking for them.

This quilt is called The Pathways of Life, as there are a lot of borders, which made me think of all the pathway choices one has in life.

Then some views of the back...............
and two more painted Ladybugs.

So .. a lot of photos and now onto the next quilt.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FMQ and playing

Yesterday I was very kindly able to use a friends Sweet 16 while she worked.
How wonderful was that.
Here is what I achieved... in 5 hours straight :)


I used different threads ...mostly varigated coton...but the feather was with rayon 40wt
This one was all done with yli 100 silk on the top... and did take me some time to get the tension right.  I didnt have any luck with Invisafil

Now back to work on my Bernina 820 :)  

I did have such a lot of fun!

Thanks Rhonda :)