Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I got one quilted over the long weekend

I headed down to my mothers house on the Gold Coast with great intent of getting at least 4 quilt tops from my stash quilted. However the quilting machine had other ideas and kept breaking it's thread every 10 inches or so. So it was slow going just to get one quilt top done. Anyhow, I think it turned out pretty good and it will be a gift to my sons girlfriend for her birthday in July.

Other than that, I went to visit one of my dear friends in the country town of Canungra and spent the most wonderful day with her just looking at the surrounding hills and watching the clouds roll in bringing an afternoon shower of rain. My mother came back home with me Sunday arvo and we visited Miss Chelsea on our way through from the Coast. We also had Princess Mia stay over night Sunday and spent some quality time together which we both love to do.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and stayed safe. I look forward to seeing your photos too.

Cheers and Blessings, Julie

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Catch up on last weekend...where do the days go??

Well as promised last weekend, I am posting some photos of my other granddaughter Miss Chelsea. She is nearly 9 months old now and is a lovely little girl full of smiles and cuddles.

Also last weekend, I started on a long awaited quilt for my ex-mother in-law. (Yes we get along just fine) She asked for African animals and prints etc. So after searching through my stash, she found these found these fabrics, which I decided would look good as cobble stones. Well after a couple of hours of cutting and sewing, I came to realise there was not enough of any one fabric to be able to make it uniform in any way, so here is the result...patchy, mixed, but pretty. I have made 49 blocks and will add borders of about 6 inches or so. I know she will like it, as she tends to like things not to 'order' or 'form'. This weekend I have laid it out on my bed and with the help of my new find the Block Monitor, I will have it together by this afternoon all going well.

I will post another photo of it as time progresses. I hope you are all having fun sewing and making things for your loved ones. I only wish I have more time to do so these days.

Cheers and blessings, Julie