Saturday, November 07, 2015

Pink and Purple Cathedral Windows from 2012 Finished!

Well, I have finished this quilt and it has arrived in it's new home so I can blog it. I forgot to take the measurements before mailing it off but one of my helpers behind is about 150cms tall and you can't see her so it must be a bit bigger than that! As mentioned earlier in this blog, the blocks were received as part of a block swap back in 2012, the Bee FF 2012. I have kept all the cards and notes that I received with each block, thank you to Anita, Sarah, Karen, Saudi-Laura, Tia, Lynn, Laura and Louise. Its an amazing quilt and I can't believe I waited so long to sew it together.

The photo shoot didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. What do they say? Never work with small children or animals? What about a 11 and 12.5 year old??! The girls are starting to giggle here and get tired of holding it up...

Grace asking can she go inside now. "My arms hurt Mum!"

And she is off! Leaving poor Milly wrapped up and me yelling "Don't let the quilt fall on the grass!!"

A close up of the middle of the spiral, with those famous combi vans! Once again I made the mistake of quilting in an anti clockwise direction. It got a bit bulking in the neck of the machine there for awhile.
Here are my quilting specs for next time:
Pressure dial on the back of the machine - 2.
Upper thread tension - 4.8.
Stitch width - 3.
Stitch length - 3.
Top thread - Aurifil 50.
Bottom thread - Aurifil 50.
Direction of quilting - Anti clockwise spiral.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Happy 11th Birthday Milly!

Matilda turned 11 today. Our beautiful, kind, loving, smart, artistic, musical, bookworm, minecraft loving daughter is 11. She still lets me do her hair in the mornings, she still crawls into our bed on the weekend for a "morning cuggle" and she asks me every night if I am ok.
We had a party down at the Country Club pool, 9 of her friends for pizza and a swim. We all came home exhausted! Happy birthday Milly Moo!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Blue Squares with Feet!

I have finished the Blue Squares top. Well I thought I had. It's not quite big enough, it measures 115cms square. It needs either another row on each side of squares like these or a simple border of just blue. So that's the dilemma now, sew nine more squares or just plain blue.... The birthday boy will be one on November 28th....

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blue Squares.

Well school holidays are here and so that means I continue sewing a quilt I started last holidays! I have the binding of the Pink and Purple Cathedral Windows quilt all ready to sew down but in the meantime I have dragged this one out to finish the quilt top at least over the next two weeks, It is a baby quilt but at the rate I am going, the baby in question is now 8 months old so I am hoping to have it finished for his 1st birthday present!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pink and Purple Windows

I finished the quilt top over the weekend. I'm very happy with how quickly it has come together and how effective it looks. It inspired me to sandwich it immediately and I have already started quilting it since taking these photos this morning.

Windy weather, the build up to the Wet Season is beginning....

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Blast from the Past!

I had to get some purple fabric out of the purple fabric draw this weekend and look what I found folded up neatly in a zip lock bag at the back of the drawer? My bocks received from Bee FF 2012.. 2012?? A friend's wife at work has just had their second daughter, I think I will sash it with 1 inch white strips and wolah, baby quilt!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Deers on Cyan and Orange!

See the little white deer on the cyan background and also the same print in an orange? I have wanted to sew something with this fabric for ages! It's "cutesy woodland folk" which is so not my usual style! So I decided to incorporate it into one of these wonky bento boxes which I have done before with success.

The result was this baby quilt which I finished the binding on this week.

The back was fun to complete as much as the front. A great way to use up those scraps made from cutting the front blocks.

Did my standard up and down texture. Now I have my new thread quilting is a breeze. It is already wrapped up for it's new home.