Sunday, February 24, 2013

Another February Finsh.

I finished the binding and label on this table runner yesterday, a few hours before the birthday girls dinner. Was very happy with how it turned out. The girls and I had to do some chores at a friends house out of town, so I took the runner and camera for a photo shoot in their overgrown paddock with the beautiful boab trees in the background.

This is the back, almost as good as the front!

Grace's was happy to be photographers assistant, "Mum, my arms hurt, can we go home now?" Another Febraury finish, have to be happy with that.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday Week 8.

Work In Progress Wednesday, already the weeks are slipping by. I have sandwiched my sunny table runner and only have about 6 inches left to quilt. Nothing fancy, just the usual straight up, pivot, straight back down again. It's my friends birthday tomorrow but I'm not going to give this to her till Saturday night when we are going out for tea to celebrate. Check out what the rest of the WIP Wednesday ladies are up to here.

And now for something totally different, look! It is a cross stitch! I brought this at Spotlight when we were in Perth for Christmas in 2011. It has sat unopened on my shelf since them. I thought it would be fun to do in the car on htose long drives. I went to my girl friends house on Saturday, she is an avid cross stitcher, I took it along for her to get me started. This is where I got up to.... its going to take awhile but I have till Christmas!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ready to Quilt....

 I have finished the top for this sunny runner, it is the one on the right. Ended up being four squares. I had one extra so I have put that on the backing, which is hanging on the left. Its very bright!

I haven't brought any fabric so far this year, but I have brought thread from here! This is what 10,000 yards of King Tut looks like. Love the names. Papyrus. Desert Wind. Baby Moses. Angel Yellow and Angel Green.Think I'll use Angel Yellow to quilt this sunny runner.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Sunny Table Runner.

Well, the next runner is underway! I pulled a selection of red, orange and yellow fabric from the stash and started sewing squares in squares. I had an extra long peice of wadding I was sewing to the width of. I started with six blocks but they are 18 inches wide so I think it will be five blocks and I'll put one with the backing.

Now that I have sewn them, now I am going to slice them in quarters and rearrange them! Like these two quilts here.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

A February Finish!

I'm going back to my real life quilting group this year. First gathering of the year was yesterday and I took along this to finish. All I had to do was sew down the binding, join it up and then iron it over and pin in place. A little 20 minute job. So it was done and sewed the binding down by hand last night while watching the very unsettling The Impossible.

I quilted this simply in a grid pattern. It's on our table now. Daz is very ho hum about it, said it is "very Nannaish!" Hmph! Onto the next runner then!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

WIP Wednesday Week 6.

I am still plodding away with this table runner.We lost power over the weekend (again!) and we discovered that you can play Monopoly and sandwich a table runner withour power! Then I managed to quilt it later that weekend, just simple lines each side of the seams, like a grid and now I'm up to the binding. Its all cut ready to go, just finding that fifteen minutes to sew it on! Lets see what the rest of the ladies are up to over here.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Back to School 2013!

Ahhh, first day smiles! Back to school today officially, we have popped in a few times last week due to our work commitments but this morning it was uniforms on and down to business! Milly is in grade three this year, which I can not believe! We moved up here when she was starting preprimary, now we are looking at our fourth year up here. Grace is in year five this year. She has 20 boys in her class out of a class of 29 students! Looking foward to a great year for both of them.