Sunday, October 24, 2010

Block Swap and Sewing Retreat

I am in the Quilting Block Swap - Australia, and this month it was my turn to make a block for Leona with some flying geese in the block.. I "sort of" followed a pattern, then added my own touch to it and came up with this block... I like it so much, I think I might make more of these blocks to make a quilt.

Tomorrow, Mum and I are going to a sewing retreat for a week and this is just my "sewing" pile (machine included)....

and here is Mum's neat pile to go...

I have started getting a few more "supplies" out to take too....

Sorry I haven't been posting much, but I am in the middle of 5 week's annual leave and I don't own a lap top, so I can only post on the few days I am home.

Until next post..


Friday, October 8, 2010

Quilting I have Done in the Past

As I can't show you what I am making at the moment as it is for my Secret Santa Swaps, I thought I would show you a few things I have made.
The following is a dog quilt I saw in an American magazine, fell in love with it and made it much bigger that the pattern designed... it even got published in their letters to the editor ...was quite chuffed!
My daughter wanted me to make a wall hanging for my grand daughter's wall in Winnie the Pooh... I decided to make a set of three:

Today was my last day at work for 5 weeks...YAH!!!... I am now on annual leave.

Until next post...