Monday, July 31, 2006

Bring on the binding!

Have had a massive two days finishing off the machine quilting, all finished tonight! Here's my machine in action from yesterday!! Must admit I have been a bit boring and just done a straight stitch. Could have got adventurous I suppose and done some kind of flowery swirl but I always think I might mess it up!

Even sewn the binding on, just have to iron it down then pin in place and I can hand sew it. Love doing that bit, sit in front of the telly in peace when the girls are asleep. Reaching the stage where I can start thinking about the next project.... Have 3 girlfriends due early next year and also another girlfriend is turning 40, so have some serious sewing coming up!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Squares done!

Busy afternoon of sewing all these 2.5 inch squares together and then to the top. Happy with it. Amazing what you can accomplish when one daughter is asleep and the other captivatied by a Madeline DVD!

Now tomorrow I have to get DH to help me sandwich it. He stands and holds each layer as I spray glue it. The man is good! Have choosen the spots for the backing and the hot pink for the binding.

Friday, July 28, 2006

My first post!

Well, after thinking about starting a blog, I have bit the bullet and decided to do one.

I do a bit of quilting at home when I'm not running around being a Mum to a 3 year old and a 21 month old. Sometimes I do both! I'm hoping that by starting a blog about my work it will inspire me to do more.

This is what I am working on at the moment. Its a quilt for a friend who had a baby girl back in May. Better get cracking! I'm going to add a boarder of purple 2.5 inch squares from the material below which is what the stars are made from.