Friday, May 29, 2015

May 2015

Completed 3 quilts for May for family members.   The first is a flannel quilt for Connor the eldest grandson.  I made the top many years ago and had it quilted by Susan Maroney at Hampton or Cranbourne not sure which.    Finally finished stitching down the binding and put a label on it this month.
This quilt top was made by Kim Edwards from South Australia.  I bought the top through the destash group on Facebook.  Kim had the hearts stitched down with Tan thread using a dense zig-zag stitch.  I unpicked the hearts added vslioflex ironed them on then appliqued with a small stitched using variegated blue thread.  I had the ideal backing in my stash,  basted the quilt then machine quilted on my trusty Janome, the attachment bar on the walking foot broke while doing this but found my Elna feet are compatible with the Janome finished the quilting without any hassles.  This one is for Connor's mother Allana, Allan's youngest daughter.

The final quilt finished for May is one for Allan's sister Mary.  Mary loves Lorikeets and asked for a quilt with Australian birds and Blue.  This is a variation of the pattern Wild West Quilts an American page I have deleted the correct URL.   The pattern used themed fabrics without cutting them into small pieces.  Mary bought most of the fabrics and paid for the quilting as she was anxious to get the quilt sooner rather than later. (*_*).   (I think she know me well).

I have also cut out all the blocks for 2 quilts for two of the grandsons here in Melbourne, a single bed one the other is a King Single.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 2015

Time flies by as we age!  Sept since I last updated my blog.  We had a month in Tasmania late December and part of January, it was great catching up with people and we did some touristry things as well.   We returned home on January 22nd and I started quilting.  I nearly finished 2 baby floor quilts for twin girls Ashleigh and Emma, only have the hand sewing on the binding to do.

The parents can choose which one goes to which girl.
My sister in law also requested a quilt when we were in Tasmania.  Mary loves Cockatiels and Australian parrots.  I have made this top for her using the Themed Fabric design from  this was a small quilt 32 x 46" Marys quilt is 66 x 87".  I am pleased how the top has turned out and I know Mary will like it as it incorporates what she asked for Birds and Blue.

I was able to source the fabrics through Little Desert Quilts at Kaniva and Sarah J Home Design in Queensland.  2 fellow Scquilters posted pieces of fabric to me also, unforunately I have lost their names.   Thank you to the ladies who helped with fabric.   I am pleased my quilting Mojo is back, even on hot and humid days like today.  A chilled wine is helping to keep me cool.