Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Shadow Trapunto Quilt 2

All the cut out work done and this baby is ready to be assembled on the beautiful Langa Lapu Rainbow fabric which are manufactured locally.

You can visit their website here where you can look at their whole range.  Below is a screenshot of just a few.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Spiral Burst 2

All 6 panels x 24 fabrics are stitched together and ready for the fun to start.

Love the colours!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wedding present

A set of towels embroidered for friends of mine attending a wedding this weekend.  Always a popular choice.

I got so frustrated with myself last night sorting through nearly 1 500 different Alphabet folders to find the one that will do.  That is the problem with having so many designs....  What to choose?

So, I decided I will subdivide it further into categories for babies, children, flowers etc.  Also renaming the folders so that I can see at a glance which contains lower as well as upper case will make a huge difference.  And lastly putting the Windows fonts separate as well as they are utilized with other monograms.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Mini Mitts

Finally made myself a pair!  I made a few pairs in 2018 for birthday presents - this post refers.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Summer Lily 2

This quilt's 29 fabrics are all cut into strips of different lengths and widths and I have started to stitch the different panels together.

All the different strips ready to be turned into a queen size quilt.

The first 6 panels completed.  I just love the colours!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Shadow Trapunto Quilt 1

For 2019, our quilting group (the Rotary Cutters) decided to stitch Shadow Trapunto Quilts.  My daughter bought me this book by Geta Grama and we each choose a pattern.

I decided on the Indian Summer pattern and enlarge it to make two identical wall hangings for my bedroom measuring 600 x 800mm.

Indian Summer

The pattern was printed on paper and pinned to a layer of organza and 1/2" thick batting.

The whole pattern is then stitched with invisible thread.  Below is a picture taken of the back after all the stitching was done.

And now for the careful and tedious process of cutting the excess batting away without snipping the organza layer.

This will keep busy and out of mischief for quite some time!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

New Projects 2019

It's a new year and time for a new project, or 2 or 3...  Whilst at home during December, I decided to start with 2 quilts that I have been putting of for a few years now to work on all my unfinished projects.  But I am done waiting now and started to cut these beauties.

First up these 24 x 0.5m fabrics were cut up into 6 x 2.5" strips each for a queen size quilt.

I then cut the fabric for the frame as well as the border for my mystery quilt.

And lastly I started cutting this gorgeous bundle of 30 Jinny Beyer fabrics for another Queen size quilt.

I am so excited to start these 2 quilts at last!  Just a pity I still have to work full time...