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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Vintage quilting,

 I haven't been good at keeping up with my blog..however I thought I really should keep going with it.
So ...this is what I am currently working on .
Its a Vintage table cloth which belonged to my fathers family...
I have so many beautiful pieces here - its a shame to just leave them in the cupboard. 

This is the first corner ..so I have a long way to go.
I never really know how I am going to quilt things until I actually get started

Instead of putting this on a background to show it in a frame - I decided to keep it as  table cloth.
Because of this I needed to work out how to do the edge and still have the lace to show.  

I am thankful to Kelly Cline for mentioning this is how she does the vintage pieces...when not making them for framing.  She does beautiful work..vintage pieces on her longarm!

So this is a first to me...Many thanks to Kelly :) First I pinned and then basted with my Sweet Sixteen,  I cut the background fabric larger than the edge.
and then cut the cotton batting to fit just beyond the lace edge, as I wanted this to show.

I tacked the back fabric down over the batting and then machined them together with the top ..along the lace border
Above is the back after I had tacked it.

So this is my tablecloth with the backing secured and the top basted.

I have three more corners left to sew...and then I will work out what to put in the Middle..
A bit slow going as my back is very sore...but its good to have my mind taken off that :)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Foundation piecing

I have been busy a while or so learning and sewing these foundation blocks.
I am doing a BOM with Sit Down Free motion Quilters.
Jeannie Harrison 's videos and instructions are really fantastic.. I couldn't have done this in a million years without her .. in fact its not something I thought i would ever do..
I am addicted.

Monday, February 15, 2016

FMQ, FMQ and playing, Designs, Catching up

Long time since I posted..

So here is some catching up a little.

I made a lot of these for gifts at Christmas time... .
I cant find all the photos I took of them...but here are a few

This is the back of the black fabric box... 
where I drew a small design to fit the sewn box

 This is the outside of the fabric box.

This is inside out - how I put it together

completed fabric box.. I sewed down the inside folds to make little pockets

A Vintage Piece to be completed..using my BFF - QP Curved
Template from Linda Hrcka of The quilted Pineapple... I really love this ruler...
its so easy to work with.

The last two are practice pieces for a soon to be given quilt which I will show later :)

This is a foundation BOM I am attempting...Slow goin, but very interesting.
Think I am Dyslectic...as it all looks a bit back to front ...lol

That's it for now - I will try to catch a=up a bit more later on.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Designs, Vintage quilting

Thought I would post what I have been doing the last couple of days ago with a doily that I found ...
maybe sewn by my grandmother or one of my Auntie's.

I have a lot of them and thought this would be a great way to go with them
First part

Close up of second part -
Now I need to think about what to do next!

I am sewing with YLI 100 silk - top and bobbin..its a pale soft greenish colour.

All sewn on my Sweet Sixteen

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Joannes Quilt Along, Machine Quilting, Sewn on the HQ Sweet Sixteen

I have done a bit more quilting on Joannes BOM 
(from way back in 2011!)

Iam also trying to get some things done for Christmas...which I cant post for a while

So this is just a brief view of what I have done recently...

not much to show really.

This is a piece of curtain fabric that I was just playing on...
 I do love these colours

And this is another block - or two of what I have done on
 Joanne Thread Head's 2011

So in case I cant get to show more here till after the Christmas Season

I would like to wish you all a very happy and Festive Christmas

and a safe and Healthy New Year

Sunday, September 20, 2015

House and Family,

Hi everyone.
I have been  moving house with my DH... so you can imagine the chaos that has reigned!
Still some boxes to unpack...and my sewing room/studio has shrunk... so thats not sorted out yet.
I am so looking forward to getting on with my sewing..
No hope yet awhile though!

Hope to get back to it soon,
when I do I will let you know!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I have been unpicking the first block I sewed on the large King sized quilt
I played for a bit with these

This was sewn with YLI 100 silk on top

This and the lower one was top stitched with King Tut

All were sewn on my Bernina 820.

Now some more unpicking to do, and hopefully I can get back to some serious quilting