Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Bears, bags and a bird..............
It's one of those posts with a sprinkling of tasty treats (no licking the screens ladies!)
First up is the business side of quilting, Sue's sweet quilt stitched together for her soon to be born great grandson.
Theodore or Dexter is soon to welcome the world in America. Sue is originally from America now living in Aotearoa (the Maori name for New Zealand, meaning 'Land of the long White Cloud' - although given our current weather this could be temporarily named 'Land of the Grey, sometimes black Cloud') Sue still has family in America and loves to make quilts for them all.
Sue was very keen to have bears or teddy bear quilting, but I didn't have any such pattern in my possession, so it was time for the credit card to come out. I bought six new patterns, when I have to buy from America I may as well make it worth my while, right?
Sue likes Matilda's Own polyester batting, she knows quality when she sees it. Take a look at the snappy backing.............................
Today I worked on two quilts, all basted for Norma who wants to quilt these two quilts herself. Did you know I offer this service? No more sore knees, sore backs or worse still you remain on floor unable to stand up! I baste the three layers of your quilt together with a 4" -ish grid, you quilt, by machine or hand quilting, then remove the basting stitches. Norma also likes Matilda's own Polyester batting.
Some of you may have seen a new SAL or share all.......Sew-Stitch-Snap-Share I have surprised myself with two items (finished too). First is a bag I made for my youngest granddaughter, who turned five on Monday. Made from my scraps, then filled up with books and clothes.
Next a cushion made for a friend who had a 'notable' birthday who is a nature lover, when I heard of her birthday I knew I just had to try out my newly purchased Fantail pattern from Juliet
I LOVED making this bird! It makes me feel like I have found my piecing MOJO in those little pieces of fabric.