Monday, November 16, 2015

Dungog Show Wins

First time ever...
I won a Champion ribbon for something I made:
 This quilt was made up of 12 embroidered squares, then joined together to make one HUGE quilt.
I made the embroidered squares (a few years ago) in a workshop on learning how to master my Bernina Artista embroidery machine.
They sat in my cupboard for a while before I worked out how I wanted to join them I embroidered them all "on point".
Now that it is finished, it is rolled up and again stowed away in a cupboard.
This is one quilt that I am keeping for "me".

I received 3 other "Firsts" at the show:
This is one of the table runners I will have at my sale next month, but the jam & the pickles are now in my fridge for us to eat.

I am one happy little Vegemite with my wins!

Until nest post...

Friday, November 6, 2015

I learnt something new

On Wednesday, I was invited to spend a one on one lesson with a lovely lady in a town nearby.  She had perfected a crazy patchwork quilt using cut up denim jeans.
She uses all of the jeans...zippers, pockets, labels, and the legs are mainly used as the borders in between each rectangle.
Here is my first 15" x 17" rectangle:
 Then she got me to use an actual pocket:
I was half way thru making one with a fly, but the day got away from me and I had to come home.

It is a bit like quilt as you go, but you work on a piece of fabric instead of wadding.

Not enough hours in a day to keep doing it at the moment, but I will defineately get back to it as soon as possible.

Until next post...