Hello! Yes I am still here..................I have been chained to my machine and two quilts is all I can show for it! Too many secret quilts, mind you they say good things take time don't they? So without further-a-do the quilts.
First is another of Kim's fairy quilts for one of her granddaughters.
A sweet fairy panel with several rounds of borders to bring the panel up to a larger size. Kim choose her favourite Matilda's own batting of a wool/poly mix. I used 'Butterflycharm' for the edge to edge quilting pattern and Fantasico thread in the colour 'Unicorn'.
The backing was nearly perfect.....................................P.S if you are having a touch of "deja vu" it's because just before Christmas I quilted another one for Kim the same!
Next is a sweet quilt made by Donna for a nephew soon to be born. Donna asked for the same quilting as the pattern: Shwin & Shwin Fox Quilt and cotton batting.
Donna tells me she will attach or embroider eyes, well done Donna saving that until after the quilting!
When Donna posted me the quilt she included fabric to make and attach the binding for her as well as a super yummy backing fabric, a soft muted beige with abstract diamond shapes, the same as the binding.
That's it for customer quilting, all that I'm allowed to share for the moment, although you may have been seeing sneak peeks of on Facebook and Instagram :-)
Remember the black n' white jelly roll quilt I was working on in the holidays? Well I did manage to finish that, it's now in my gift box already for it's new home.
Super happy with the turnout of this one, I think the green zinger on the first border and the peeper on the flange binding make this quilt.
It's difficult to see the edge to edge quilting pattern but it's called 'Resplendent' over a black blend batting with Glide black thread and black backing fabric.
If you missed the post with the video on to make this flange binding here it is again!
At my last post - three weeks ago! - I mentioned I was heading off on a tramping adventure and it was an adventure up to and around Cape Reinga!
We were shuttled to Spirits bay where we had lunch then tramped (kiwi talk for hiking) to Pandora campsite where we pitched tents for the night then promptly got eat alive by the worlds largest population of mosquito's! Thankfully when we left there that was the last of them, save a few that survived being rolled up inside our tents! From here we headed to Tauputoputo campsite.
Another night in tents then saw us off to the lighthouse at Cape Reinga..........................................
|that's me on the outside right with the red pack|
From here we headed to Twilight beach campsite, our last night. Somewhere from here to the last camp I lost my sunhat :-(
Once at the beach and the tents were up, dinner eaten and a wash under the tap as the ocean was far too rough to have a swim in I sat and watched the sun go down...........magic!
Next morning up and off at 7.30am to TePaki stream then a 3km walk upstream to be picked up again ready for our 4 hour drive home. A total of 42km's and a lifetime of memories.