Sunday, October 26, 2014

Busy with quilting quilts

 I received this quilt on Thursday, so I decided to pin it that night, then quilt it on Friday..which I did, and the customer picked it up on Friday afternoon.... 
....just before she arrived to pick it up, another lady dropped the following quilt off, so I pinned it last night (Saturday) and quilted it this morning... navy blue thread on the top....
 The back was a plain navy blue fabric, so I used contrast thread on the back
 (matching the aqua blue in the fabric on the top).
I REALLY like the way this one turned out.... 2 quilts in one...front & back!
I will be dropping off this quilt tomorrow...hope she likes it, as I was given no guidelines on how she wanted it quilted!

Another lady arrived today (new client) with 2 quilts for me...
...so far I have been able to stick to "returning the quilt within a week of receiving it".

Until next post....
Jewells

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Heaps of Luggage Labels made!

After making quilts, a smaller project of LUGGAGE LABELS were quicker items to make for my stall in December.

The blue label holder is a much thicker plastic than the clear, but I can't get it anymore, so I have had to opt for the clear, thinner one instead.
I ended up making 8 from the owl print...
 ...and 10 from the tractor print.

I will be selling them for $6 each or 2 for $10.

Until my next post...
Jewells

Sunday, October 19, 2014

3 items from one kit

 A couple of posts back, I mentioned that I bought a kit to make this quilt:

and I made this table runner from left overs:

...well, after adding one fabric from my stash, I was able to make this quilt too:
 
 I will sending an email to the store that I bought the kit from (Busy Needles) and thank them for the excess fabric in their kit!

The colours are MUCH nicer to the eye, than what the camera has shown.

Until next post...
Jewells

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10 Christmas Bon Bons all in a row

10 Christmas bon bons all in a row
10 Christmas bon bons all in a row
Now if one Christmas bon bon should actually be sold
There will be 9 Christmas bon bons all in a row 
 
Yes, I have made more Bon Bons for my stall.
I raided my button box and found festive... 
  
....and cute buttons
I also founds some ornate ones too.
I finished quilting the two commissioned quilts, so I was able to do some "personal" sewing.
I should have been quilting two quilts that Mum made last week...must do that before I start something else!

10 Christmas bon bons all in a row............. (got you singing it in your head now, haven't I?)

Until next post...
Jewells

Friday, October 10, 2014

Australian Quilt

 
I bought a kit at the Newcastle Craft Show and made it up, as per directions, last week.
 I quilted and bound it today.

From the kit's left overs I made this table runner and I also had enough fabric to make another quilt (cot size) by adding just one fabric from my stash... it is ready to quilt (will photograph it when it is quilted and bound), however, I have 2 commissioned quilts to quilt before I go back to personal sewing.

The kit was marked down from $90 to $72.  It was only meant to make the one quilt, but the pieces where VERY generous.  As I hate waste & storing it for a later project, which would never get done, I decided to make something up straight away, and not have to find room to store the excess fabric.

This kit was certainly VALUE FOR MONEY!

Must get onto the commissioned quilts..

Until next post...
Jewells

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Spring has sprung

My man certainly has a green thumb...
 our garden is in full bloom
Just love Spring!
so beautiful
 Until next post...
Jewells

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