Sunday, 19 December 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
I had a belated birthday gift from Dad, it is a kit from Jinny Beyer. 150 different fabrics a border print and some black (actually mine has a different fabric border I think) during half term I sat with him and did all the cutting out and labeling, my organised file with poly pockets was bulging!
I was going through a faze of waking up very early in the mornings so not wishing to wake the whole house, I sewed.
Although those pieces are only something like 4 x 1 inch when sewn, they did come together relatively quickly. I have only quickly quilted in the ditch but may go back and do more at a later date.
I was able to sit and stitch the binding down when Dad was in Myton Hospice so he was able to see it completed, as did the nurses who all commented on it and the quilt he had taken in with him. I think I will be making a quilt for them to raffle at christmas.
Do you have lists of things you would like to do, sort of personal challenges, quilt patterns or tecqunique to try? I do, I wanted to move away from my usual plain border, well I have done that now. I would not be in a huge hurry to do it again, it was tricky and it is not perfect but given the circumstances it will do.
I have always wanted to do a feathered star and I eventually found a pattern and made it up and don't know what to do with it now but I will show it next time.
Hoping that my grotty cold and the rotten weather will both be gone soon.
Till next time Liz X
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
We mulled over a few ideas before she decided to do a couple of Bramble Patch kits. Of course being Lynn she wanted to make them a bit different so we had to adapt a bit. I made one and she did the other with a bit of direction.
I quilted the quilt for Dexter with all over stipple which was a bit tricky as the print on the fabrics were so busy but I am pleased with the result, especially as Kate (the Mum ) did not believe I had done it freemotion, She said I must have that stitch on my machine because it was too even. I will take that as a compliment.
Lynn quilted hers for Sylvia with a wave pattern which took some time to get a shape she was happy with as she is a scientist.
The fabrics are all brushed cotton and I am sure will keep them toasty in the comming months and I hope will be a comfort for years.
They are visiting this weekend and if I am lucky I might get a cuddle.
There is another quilt to tell you about but that will have to wait for another day.
Happy quilting Liz X
My Dad was dignosed with cancer of the stomach in March (his third totally unrelated cancer) and sadly died at the beginning of this month. Caring for him took much of my time. I miss him but cannot be sorry that his suffering is now over. Love you Dad X
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
I made it as a gift for my hisband and to display at the East Midlands Koi Club Winter Show. Yes they really do bag up enormous fish and transport them in containers to an event and place them in a vat for judging and display for the weekend. We came home with 5 rosettes and 3 trophies, as I said he is pretty serious.
The BQL challenge for February was to make a quilt to exhibit but it didn't stipulate it had to be a quilt show, so I made and showed in the same month.
I hadn't told Mr Chaos that I had made it and managed to get it on display in the conference center without him knowing, much to the amusement of his friends. It was Saturday morning when I was passing and he was stood near it talking to a friend.
Mr Chaos "Hey Liz have you seen this?"
Me " Yes Dear."
Mr Chaos Long pause for thought and then a big grin.
"Is it Yours?"
Me "No Dear it is yours!" I got a big hug and a kiss. It was great fun but I doubt I could decieve him in the same way again.
He was the last to know but thank goodness he likes it.
Soon there will be a completed Linus quilt to show Till next time Liz X
Monday, 1 February 2010
When I took this really really poor photo I had not yet done the binding but I promise it is done and the quilt has now gone to a new home. I wish I could take better pictures with my camera the colours are not at all like that and it is really disapointing. For quilting I have done a meandering stitch all over which I am quite pleased with and will use again, possibly on a Quilt for a Hero I have offered to quilt for a friend who has pieced a top but doesn't want to tackle the quilting, Hello Mo if you are reading.
I have also been asked to quilt another friends quilt for her as she has wrinkle on the back problems, although if I was smarter I would help her achieve a better finish for herself, so I shall have to ponder on that one for a while.
BQL challenge this month is a quilt to exhibit which I shall not be doing again so I shall quilt for other people instead.
I heard we are now half way through winter so I am looking forward to better weather soon. Till next time Liz X