Monday 30 March 2015

Quilt no 16

Christmas Wishes
100% cotton fabric with dmc thread. Embroidery design and machine quilt in the ditch.

Quilt no 15

Cherry Pie
100% cotton fabric. Applique design with suffolk puff blossoms

Quilt no 14

perimeter 53"
Made in red and navy cotton fabrics using the reverse applique method.

Quilt no 13

This quilt was started in a wonderful workshop with Sue Benner last year.

Quilt no 12

Stitching for Spring

Friday 27 March 2015

It's official - an Extension!

Hi all - thanks to those who have already got back to me to say that an extension would be helpful to them - when I set the date for the swap I wasn't thinking about my Easter holidays, so I've realised that for sewing - but also for doing the maintenance - it will be a lot better for me if this swap finishes AFTER my holidays, so I'm going to extend it by (almost) two weeks, to Monday 20th April. I was going to set it on the 14th of April, but thought that there might be a lot of Americans who were rushing around trying to get tax paperwork done as well, so I've thrown in that one more weekend.  I hope that those of you who have already managed to get your pieces done don't mind this little extra wait - it's only a few weeks and I think it will really help the rest of us get some nice pieces in without rushing!

Keep those photos coming - I'm really happy with what we have so far and can't wait to see the rest.

Monday 23 March 2015

Sunday 22 March 2015

Quilt no 7

Dandelion Summer
Cotton fabrics, thread painting, stamped bee with thread painting. Scalloped fold over binding. 12 wt thread used for decorative stitching and quilting

Quilt no 6

Fun and Games
This is a foundation pieced Backgammon board. Batting Cotton. Some of the fabrics are Beth Studley.  The background and backing are Apple Cider  by P&B Textiles.  Pattern was adapted from Playful Little Paper-pieced Projects. 

Quilt no 5

Made of cotton fabric with Dacron filling. Machine quilting

Quilt no 4


Quilt no 3

Special K
Called Special K because he looks like the Rooster on the Kellogg's cereal boxes...

Quilt no 2


Quilt no 1

Around Town
silk painted, hand stitching, air pen

Friday 20 March 2015

Deadline nearing/Photos coming

Hi everyone - we are now just about a month away from the photo deadline - I'm expecting a bit of a rush after the Easter holidays as I know I won't be the only person who has more time for sewing during that period!  However, I do have a good handful of quilt photos in already, so be on the lookout for the first batch of photos being posted in the next few days (though not tonight).

To the maker of the quilt "Fun and Games" who emailed me worried their emails weren't getting through, I did get them (with photos) and have responded to you, so don't panic - not sure why you are getting bounce messages, but wanted to say something here just in case you don't get my email...