Sunday, February 21, 2016

Burp Cloths

I've been busy with quite  few burp cloths the past 3 weeks.

First up is 4 I embroidered for our new grandson whose due date is the 9th of March.  As his room is decorated with Giggles, I used sock monkeys from Designs by Ju-Ju for his burp cloths.

Below are some pictures of the nursery painted by his Daddy.

I also made one for a colleague of my husband.

And last but not least, 4 for a good friend of mine who will become grandmother to her first granddaughter in April. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Viewer's Choice Award

And the winner is.... 

This quilt of mine won First Place at our Guild's first quarterly meeting of 2016 which was also co-hosted by my Quilting group, the Rotary Cutters.  Everybody just loved it and was quite astonished at the fabrics I used namely satin and taffeta. 

I received a goody bag full of niceties!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

2016's Quilting Project - Free Motion

Whilst deciding what our quilting group was going to do as a project for the year, I remembered this project of mine stuffed in a drawer for almost 20 years.

I originally wanted to make a carpet but after discovering that the fabric I bought was too dense, I gave up and put it away.  It took about a week of drawing the pattern and I was not about to throw it away.
As the fabric was already partially damaged in the centre, it was decided to use applique to cover it up.  The rest will just be stitched in a dark grey with tone on tone free motion in the open areas.


Casper kept me company although he decided to lay on top of the fabric making it impossible to move it at all!  He is 17 years old, outlived our house fire of 2014 and stayed alone at the damaged house for 6 months! So, I guess - he is allowed!

4 of the Rotary Cutters is working on a medallion quilt similar to this one

whilst the others is doing the Free motion project depicted below.  A beautiful wall hanging.