31 October 2009
from the above to the below
Obsessive me realised that I couldn't let the guests of my daughter's Halloween party run around trick or treating with plastic bags. Since I couldn't find any of those plastic pumpkin contraptions I decided to whip up six bags ... in 31 minutes. And they lasted the entire evening!
29 October 2009
You can tell when I am focussed on cutting and sewing that the quality of photography goes far south ... too busy to bother, really.
Because I am currently spending my evenings sewing together jelly roll strips (on both long sides) and charm pack squares (on all sides) to cut into triangles.
Then I will have to do some maths and finally decide on a lay-out ... all the while avoiding work on:
- Theo's Planes
- Scrappy Quilt in a Day
- Charity Quilt
who are all clamouring for attention to their binding.
23 October 2009
22 October 2009
20 October 2009
Original work by Jarobichaux
Because I don't have much to show right now ... I'm in that dreadful phase with no terribly looming deadlines and between projects ... I am wasting my time surfing the web and came across this wonderful quilt-a-long on Metrosupial Designs aka Katie's Willy Nilly blog that also has a full tutorial as well. Posted is a photo from the Flickr Group.
Eventually, I might do this too ... (yeah, right!)
13 October 2009
12 October 2009
I have contemplated which of my quilts to enter this time around and had a hard time deciding. At the end, I settled on my sampler(s):
I chose these samplers because they were my first project. Initially, they were meant to be one quilt but after years of neglect, halving them made more sense.
I begun working on them in September of 2002. They are paper-pieced and machine-quilted. I love the colours, fresh, clean and vibrant. Both girls have their version on their beds to cuddle with.
They also mark the beginning of my quilting journey, a passion that has saved my sanity since becoming a (working) mum and has allowed me to connect with people while I am working on a project for them.
10 October 2009
4 October 2009
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... and it was wonderful. In fact, we had such a good time that in 2010 we will extend it by one day.
There was lots of sewing, laughing, slurping, chatting and debating to be done. The sun shone and the backdrop was fabulous, the food was good and the nights short.