Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Winner & Bon Bon/Thread Catcher/Lolly Holders

And the winner is...(drum roll)...   Number 7..
...and number 7..was Tracy, from Sunny Corner Farm
Congratulations!
Please send me your snail mail address, Tracy, & I will post your prize off to you.

The other day, a friend of mine was telling me about a 
Bon-Bon - come - Thread Catcher - come - Anything Bag 
she had made with the 60 degree ruler and suggested I should try making one or two... 
so here is what I made this morning...
I thought I would fill them with all sorts of things:
buttons, ribbons, threads & lollies.
My favourite one is.... LOLLIES!!!

I think they would look great on the Christmas table filled with wrapped lollies...
oh hang it...why wait till Christmas?... 
fill them with lollies now & have one in every room!

Until next post...
Jewells

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Suggestions needed about these BEARS!

I just bought a heap of these bears (48 of them!) for "an offer I couldn't refuse!".

I need suggestions on what I can do - craft wise - with them.

They are 6" (15cm) tall and they are all pink fur with different coloured "trim". 

I have 16 of each trim colour.

The dribbling of wax over them (to look like honey) is NOT an option, as I don't like the looks of that.

PLEASE HELP!

Until next post...
Jewells

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mum's Quilt

Mum finished the quilt she was working on this week.
Like my Owl Quilt, it was being made into a single bed size, but it just didn't look right when all the extra borders were added, so we cut it back to just 2 borders, and made it into the size of a knee rug/cot quilt.. 37' x 56".
Here is a close up of the stitch I used.. as there were appliqued dragonflies in the quilt, I used the same stitch as I did on this quilt.

Don't forget to leave a comment here to be in the running for my GIVE AWAY.... closes on 16th September.

Until next post...
Jewells

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Quilt & Tea-Towels finished today

I really enjoy making tea-towels... 
they come together easily and I think they look great. 
 All ironed & folded ready to sell.
While I was sewing the tea-towels, I had my Owl quilt "quilting" on my Gammill long arm machine.
Originally the Owl quilt was going to be single bed sized, however it just didn't look right, so I cut it back to the appliqued piece and just added the 2 borders and it is now Cot sized at 38" x 47".

I raced outside, in between showers of rain and photographed the quilt.  There was a slight breeze, which made it quite a challenge.  First I photographed it on the side fence...
...then I photographed it on my baby "Hills Hoist" which was mentioned back in this post.
Then is started to rain again, so I came inside.

Don't forget my GIVE AWAY found here
Answer the question and be in the running for the tea towel & dishcloth shown in that post.
Closing date is the 16th September.

Until next post...
Jewells

Friday, September 5, 2014

Give away still open

Just a reminder, that the GIVE AWAY mentioned here, is still open 
for you to leave your comment & answer the easy question.

This cute caption was sent to me recently...just love it.
Oh, by the way, this is NOT the question you have to answer to enter my give away.. the question is found in this posting here
Until next post...
Jewells

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Applique, New Idea (for me) & a GIVE AWAY!

 I haven't made a quilt with applique for quite a while, so I decided to pull out a pattern I bought at the Sydney Quilt Show, raided my stash and got started.
 The "new idea" (for me) is making some 2 tier cake stands.
... well to be honest, "I" find the plates (at garage sales), "I" source the cake stems (on eBay), and "I" sweet talk my other half, and "he" drills the holes in the plates.
I am over the moon with how these plates have turned out.  I had enough of these plates to make 2 stands.

Now the GIVE AWAY!!!
 I was wondering on how I could entice more people to visit my blog and maybe become a "follower"?
TAH DAH!... have a GIVE AWAY.
I have made a Christmas Themed Tea-Towel and a Dish-Cloth to give away to one lucky person (Overseas people are also welcome to enter) who can answer the following question:

"What is the name of the child's book titled quilt I just finished making & recently blogged about?"

So pass the word, about the GIVE AWAY... I will draw the winner on Sept 16th at 10.20am (EST Australia)...why then you ask?...well 10 years ago at that time & day, I help deliver my Grand-daughter, "Jordarna".

Until next post...
Jewells

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quilting...

Just a bit of "show & tell"... all commissioned quilts.
The above owl quilt was quilted with the stitch "Buzzing Bees"... 
just love how the 2 bees fell into the bottom corners of this square on the quilt... 
then this quilt had "Maggie's Roses" as the stitch... 
 ...and lastly, stitched with "African Foliage".

Until next post...
Jewells