Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Christmas Quilt Finished

As mentioned last blog, I am now getting Mum to just sew straight lines.
Here is what I got her to make:
 The Christmas tree was a skinny long panel, so I added the red, then matching cream, then red again to make it wider, red on top, then the black all the way around.
Finished off with the red binding.
I used a star pattern when I quilted it.

Now Mum is making a "Stacked Coins" Christmas Quilt... again, all straight sewing.

Until next post...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bugs Galore!

Just finished quilting & binding this quilt. I bought the kit in the States last June. It is 50" x 60". Another "Mum & Me" effort. 

 Unfortunately, Mum's dementia is getting pretty bad, so she won't be doing much more sewing... she now can't do applique and found this quilt hard to comprehend how the borders went around each it looks like straight sewing from now on, until she forgets how to do that...sad...very sad.

Until next post...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2 more panels

I have now used all the "fleecy throws" as backings for the cot quilts.  
Here is the last 2 quilts made from them:
 Love trying to match the stitching to the picture on the front.
 I have made a few of these, as I bought a bolt of the panels
 again the stitching matches.
Until next post...

Sunday, March 12, 2017

3 Panels

This weekend I quilted a few of my panels.
 The Santa was one I found in my stash (yes! I had forgotten all about it!)
 and the 2 children's panels.......
 well, I experimented with a fleecy throw rug as the backing (I bought 3 with this in mind)

 .... I am happy with all of them.

Until next post...

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Last 3 blocks

I just finished the last 3 blocks for my "Australian" Calendar
 October = Halloween (I know..not many in Oz celebrate it!)
November = Melbourne Cup (the horse race that stops the nation!)
December = Christmas
Here are all the blocks placed in order...
 I now have to find appropriate fabric for the sashings & the borders.

Until next post...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blocks 7-9 in Australian BOM

As mentioned two posts ago, I am paper piecing an Australian calendar that I made up myself by finding free patterns on the internet and yesterday I completed blocks 7, 8 & 9:
July: Snowman = Winter
August: Cockatoo = LOTS of them raiding my Citrus Trees
September: Flowers = Beginning of Spring
I only have 3 more to make, then join them into a quilt.
Until next post...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Table Runners Galore!

Mum & I have been busy making Table Runners this past week.
Here they are:
 I also quilted a cot panel:
Until next post...