Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Featured elsewhere

I am sure that one of the most exciting things for bloggers is if theeir work  is featured by other artists that they admire and support. Well today I was thrilled to go the Guerrilla Market blog and there is a pile of Sew and Sew quilts ready for the next market - which I am  thrilled to say is going to a night market - how exciting - In full Adeladie Festival and Fringe mode this week but hopd to get back sewing this weekedn- still lots to do.........

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Testing 1 2 3

 Last weekend,when I had my my quilts photographed by Theresa I realised the benefits of good looking photos that have been "helped". Today I noticed a photo app on my IPad -probably the kids - so I had a go at cropping and manipulating a photo- pretty lame idea but at least a start!  


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Getting ready

Had a wonderful afternoon with Theresa taking photos of all of the my finished creations. So happy with how they look - still a few more to go -26 days to and counting.......

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Finish it Up By Friday

I hear there is a movement to get things finished by the end of the week - this Friday I am off work - with no responsibilities and all day to sew - here is a peak at what is on my cutting board - more Retro Baby quilts  to finish


To Market To Market

 My first set of Retro Baby Quilts - 1metre square - machine stitched in filled with cotton batting - made with a combination of new and vintage fabric! - Let me know what you think

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birthday Bash

The last quilt in my year of 50th quilts belongs to my best friend Lesley. As I write she is with me and my other three best girl friends from school having a girls birthday weekend. Lesley loves her quilt and she is already wrapped up in it, as despite it being February it is chilly here at the Aldinga scrub. And thanks to Kay for the colours!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Some ramblings

 I have been up late reading blogs and  wondering why we all do what we do. Blogs are funny things-they are personal- but not private -they can be educational,inspiring or just plain voyeuristic...... ..But for me it is place for records, remembering and documenting the fun I have sewing. I am not really fussed if it is only me reading it. What I want is the record- and the more I remember to blog the more memories I capture. And photos are good too.......

And as a reminder some photos of my summer sewing - pinning by the pool - how fabulous ping pong tables are for basting 

 And a sewing room with a view- a gorgeous Port Elliot


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lotus Love

 I love my new picnic blanket..... What do you think?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Quick quick

Love a flimsy done in a night- aren't baby quilts the best

And I call myself a quilter!

My mother- in- law, Gillian, has always been a quilter. Over the years she has made some stunning quilts in amazing colours. She has a real eye and I am in awe of her skill. And it is a real skill as she ONLY uses recycled fabrics and scraps. NO new fabric. And yet she always manages to make huge detailed machine quilts . Her most lovely ones are from scraps of silk- old ties, shirts and dresses from op shops and pieces of fabric she has kept. Last night she came to dinner and brought me her latest silk flimsy. Tiny broken plate... So amazing. And a lovely story. When her mother died, at 94, Gilly found some fabric scraps , including the hem that had been cut off her sisters bridesmaid dress - in 1957..... Nana, never threw anything away. And now there is a small piece of beautiful ice blue silk in the quilt- with a story . Thanks Gilly for being such an inspiration.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sew and Sews continues

First night back for the year. Lots of sew and tell. My favorite quilt this year has been the one I made for my nieces 21st. A long time in the making - started as a one a day nine patch over two years ago !!