Yes folks that's me all too often! I got caught out good time last week. One of my lovely customers from Wanganui dropped by to deliver me four of her stunning quilt tops to quilt. Her husband had rung the door bell, no answer so they came to the side door which was open to find me...........yes they found me in my all too familiar pose.................... quilting away with ear phones in singing at the top of my voice! Oh dear the poor souls...................they said I must be happy in my work...............yes but boy oh boy was I red faced! I am a better quilter than a singer!
Here is the quilt I was working on at the time.
Pamela pieced together this pretty quilt for her friends daughter who has just had her first baby. Pamela's friend Jeanne machine embroidered all the fairies.
I was asked to do heavy custom quilting for the backgrounds of the fairies, each colour set I quilted slightly different and of course these pretty blocks really did need some feathers.
As usual the photo's don't give you a true feel for the beauty. The fairy wings were stitched with very fine shimmering threads.
These fairies look like they are cross stitched. I added some curves and curved cross hatching and pebbles and swirls.
Pamela chose Matilda's Own 'Oh Sew' Soft Polyester and asked for the "Full Quiltme Service" ~ make, attach and hand stitch binding to the back of the quilt.
It's difficult to see on the busy fabric of the sashings and borders but I quilted simple straight lines and a swirl/feather and a mini ribbon candy for the pieced top and bottom sashings.
Thank you Pamela, I am sure your friends daughter will be delighted with such a thoughtful and beautiful gift.
A couple of weekends past I went tramping the "Bream Head Assault".............it sure was an 'assault' on my legs going up all those endless steps from Urquarts Bay! But like all steps up the view makes it all worth while........oh and the swim at Ocean Beach to finish it off!
|That is the Hen from "Hen and Chicks" behind the big cargo ship. This gives you an idea of how high up you get.|
|Looking back at the huge rocky pinnacle with Marsden Refinery in the background.|
|here we are heading down to Ocean beach for a much needed swim!|