Friday, September 28, 2012

Ya get days like that ……

It started off really well, I’d finished my table topper and was pinning it ready for quilting – right on schedule. But you know what they say about the best laid plans etc. …

Disappointed smile



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First September Finish!!

I’ve been waiting for days to post this but our internets have been down, finally it’s back so I can show you!!
I only started this gawjus table topper last month, and I’m more than chuffed to say IT’S FINISHED!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!! Open-mouthed smile
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Each of the little squares is 1” x 1” finished … the whole topper is just 33 1/2” x 33 1/2”!! I really enjoyed quilting this one too, I used a stencil for the pretty flowery bits…September 2012 046
I love how they look on the snowball blocks….September 2012 044
The rest is free-motion quilting …September 2012 042
I even love the backing!!!September 2012 045
***sigh*** … very happy with my first September finish Smile. Thanks Kim Diehl for a really gawjus pattern ;o).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Some stitching show and tell

Well I did say I’d be back to show you what I’ve been making … I thought I’d be here sooner than this though lol.
Firstly is my second Christmas tree skirt in much more modern and brighter colours … this is made with my new pattern “Dressed Up For Christmas” – and being quilt-as-you-go it’s reversible too!!!September 2012 002
I made this one while on retreat in Gympie – oh we had such a wonderful time and I got SO much stitching done Winking smile.
We had some fun tutorials there, these cute little kimono tape measure holders (great for gifties!!!)2012-08-19 001 022 And this fabulous little thread catcher basket.August 2012 016I was also working on this while I was there – my CEO is kindly keeping guard for me while I take the piccy he he. It’s a beautiful design by Kim Diehl called “Short and Sweet” from her book “Simple Charm”. I love it!!September 2012 037 I even had a go at some needleturn applique’ – it’s not perfect, but I’m still really pleased with the results Smile.September 2012 040 And lastly I’ve made a little pressie for a dear friend’s little boy Archie – pirates are a favourite of his at the moment.August 2012 013 August 2012 015
Well I’m off to quilt my “Short and Sweet” but before I go, here’s another bit of Maxie-love - just cos I can he he.September 2012 006
***** sigh******  I’m loving being a Grammy Red heart!!