Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Every dark cloud has a silver lining

This quilt was made for someone going through a tough time and the colours and placement symbolises what is in the name.

The quilter only requested straight line quilting.


We’ve replaced two more windows, both in the front of the house.  These used to have, what I called 9-patch windows but it made the entrance and study look like a jail.  These were taken off and replaced with solid safety glass windows.

Some before and after photos




Thursday, July 28, 2022

Kaffe Fasset squares

I got this one on Tuesday and loaded it immediately after cleaning the house.  This quilter only required large-scale edge-to-edge quilting which meant I could finish it quickly.

I expected another quilter yesterday but she couldn’t make it due to her dogs being scared of the thunder which meant I had the evening off with no quilts awaiting and the change was good.  Hubby and I got to sit and watch our recorded shows.

In hindsight, I regret not having taken a long hot bath instead of watching shows as we woke up to absolutely no water.  With the initial news of maintenance having to be done, our neighbourhood was not mentioned, and I didn’t take note of it.  In future, however, even if they warn against water problems miles away, I’ll make sure to fill a couple of buckets beforehand.



Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Bunny rabbit

I forgot to ask the quilter if she had a name for this quilt, so I am simply calling it Bunny rabbit.  This was made for co-workers expected little pink foot and it is absolutely divine.  I loved having the opportunity to do semi-custom work and just outline the printed pictures.

Expecting the next quilter soon and still need to prepare supper, so no time to chat.




 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Pansies in paradise

I am finally up to date with all the quilts in my house and can now safely phone the first quilter on my waiting list to bring the next quilt.

This one was fun to work on and quilts with purple and white (the few I have done up to now) always turn out somewhat prettier than most and I am not even a massive fan of purple.

I finished this one early this morning and then went to brunch with a bunch of friends.  I ate as if it was my last meal but it was fun and I needed this outing.

The quilt dried patiently on the guest bedroom bed after being sprayed with water to remove the blue marker.




Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Postage stamp quilt

Yip, I did another quick edge-to-edge thus finishing all the edge-to-edge quilts already in my possession at the moment.  Now I can focus on the custom quilt.

Hubby and I went shopping together yesterday, not something we do often, we do shop but then not together and I looked for two short fat white candles.  I had one lonely mirror against the wall in the lounge and my daughter had two candle holders made to go on both sides of this.  It took several shops to find what I wanted but here it is.

This little quilt posed a couple of problems.  The tiny squares were sewn onto the background larger squares and then these were joined.  When trying to quilt it, it often sounded as if my needle was about to break and the foot of the machine also struggled to get over some of the thicker seams pushing the fabric in one direction.  I decided to finish it and just do the best I can.