My biggest problem is actually staying on one project. In February I started designing another quilt based on a block in an antique quilt. While I really do love hand-sewing this particular block will have to be machine appliquéd if I ever want it made. As I don’t have EQ or any Patchwork or Quilting… Read More Too many projects on my list
I’ve been sewing a bit since my last post and last night was 4 til 10, or in my case 6.30 til 10. Normally I only take hand-sewing when I go out, however I took my sewing machine along and pieced one point completely and sewed the strips for another. Now that’s not really much… Read More Red & White Star quilt update
the last month of spring down here. And it’s been pouring rain all weekend and I have the heater on. Winter is fighting to stay and it’s so incredibly green and wet here in Victoria. I commute on the train to the city to work and its all we commuters talk about, particularly when the… Read More Yea! it’s November
Two years ago I made a vow not to start anything new until I had at least finished one of my medallion appliqué quilts that I had on the go, and I’ve only broken this vow three times! up ’til now. Each time its been absolutely necessary, of course! So anyway, a little while ago… Read More New project!
A year ago I decided I needed some hand-sewing for my trip down to the 2009 Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair, so I ran into my LQS and found they had Barbara Brackman’s ‘Morris Workshop” fabric range from Moda. Being a long time fan of William Morris I decided then and there that I would… Read More My William Morris inspired quilt
Having found my lost project, “Geese Crossing” I’m keen to get it moving again, so last night I ran up some new freezer paper templates. As mentioned in a previous post, up until I learned the freezer paper foundation piecing method, I just couldn’t see any reason I’d be interested in foundation piecing. I’ve seen… Read More Geese Crossing found
Bamboo In the last few months I’ve been researching Bamboo batting. I’ve seen it in one quilt and have decided that my next few quilts will have Bamboo in them. Why? Partly because it will be better for the environment. The growing and processing of cotton is very environmentally unfriendly and I use plenty of… Read More Exploring different types of Batting
I’m so happy! I’ve found a lost project. 18 months ago I was moving house and a friend came to visit a week before. So she packed up my very messy room, and started with my sewing table and a quilt in various pieces scattered everywhere. She’s NOT a quilter, nor a sewer. While setting… Read More Lost project Found!