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Friday, October 22, 2010

Oh What a Week

            Well its been an interesting week, I haven't done any sewing this week so Im starting to have withdrawals, as I am sure a few of you would understand.????.
Also this week I had a birthday, yes another year gone but hey its only a number isnt it. The new number is 48.
It was a lovely day and I thank everyone for the wishes and thoughts. I am most truly grateful
             This week coming I hope to finish Girls Day Out finally. Caroline did a lovelly job quilting it. Lisa's and Shelley's quilts will be done in the next few weeks and I cant wait to show you as they are so different but the same pattern was used. More about that later
            I am starting my Gobal swap this weekend to hopefully post off as early as possible for Christmas. My swap partner is Teresa from Scotland so I want it to be there in plenty of time.

I hope you all have a productive week, enjoy.  ;-)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Just an Angel........

                    These are some photos of my new angel. I received this pattern in my Retreat goody bag and have been slowing constructing it since that weekend. It differs from the pattern slightly wouldn't you say.
     Mine is alittle more glamorous and I made a fabric trumpet instead of a wooden one. I haven't made any dolls for awhile so it was fun to do.
                    This week was also our trip to the Oatlands Quilting Group, which we all enjoyed. It was a lovelly day with just a slight breeze, the trip was uneventful which was good. The group have their meetings at a house attached to the primary school. Everything is included even the bath mmmm quilting and soaking don't mix though..pity.... :-)
             It is a lovelly well lit room as you can see from these photos. A few of us ventured up in to the township for lunch and a look around. A few good purchases were made, I bought a soft leather jacket for $8.00 for bear paws. I rarely find anything like this so I will store it away for future use.
              The rest of the afternoon was spent discussing patterns and ideas, well thats all I seem to do anyway. Some of the ladies were very busy doing items for the Oatlands Festival. If you are in the area they are having a quilt exhibition, the whole town is involved in having a good fun day, so enjoy if you are able.
             Thank you to the Oatland group for making us very welcome we will certainly be back in the future.

             This week I'm taking it easy on the sewing etc as I have pushed the old arm too far so I might just start a new book mmmm or two.
            Have a good week and enjoy everyday  :-)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

This week

                  Well I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, the weather was absolutely beautiful, the first time for this Spring. Did everyone remember Day Light Savings ( ahead 1 hour) ???
                  This week is going to be a little challenging, My business partner has gone a well earned holiday for a week, so I'm stepping in again. Hope the arm holds up. I'm sure Shelley and Deb will do a marvelous job and not need me too much :-)
                   On Wednesday some of the Tangled Web Quilters are going to visit the Oatlands Quilting Group, it should be a good day and maybe a walk around the township. I will take a few photos to show what we get up to. 
                   This week I am going to concentrate on getting the Teddy Playhouse blocks appliqued on and I have too finish all the eyes to all the blocks. I left them as I was unsure whether to use buttons or embroider but being a childs quilt I will play safe and embroider.
                   I hope you have a productive and enjoyable week

Sea Breeze

           Just thought I would share a recently finished Art Quilt framed blocks. This is Sea Breeze designed by Mckenna Ryan. This is the first raw edge quilt I have done and I said  half way through it that it would be my last. The coral was a pain in the neck but by the time I finished it, it was worth it. I think the problem was instead of using invisible thread I used a matching thread, result was worth it though.
The Snooty Sisters
The Nerdles

Tweedle Dee
The Doodles
Tootsie and Rumples
Koo Koo Puff
Angel Fish    
The Clampets
All together

No I'm not that bad at photography, the wall is on a slant not quite 45 degrees.

                  There was only one major change I made (and I hope Mckenna Ryan doesnt mind), was the Angel fish, it was supposed to be a Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish). I didnt like its shape so I transformed it but still used the same fabrics. That is a major plus for Mckenna Ryans kits is that you get excess material also good if you cut something wrong mmmmm nothing major but a few star fish looked better recut.
                   Each block was cut at 12 inches and then stretched over 9 inch wooden frames. It was an easy process but you could join each block together to make a quilt top. I choose the frames as it was easier to mount on one of the bedroom walls, as you can see, it would not have worked too well as a quilt.
                  I hope you enjoyed the photos and did you see all the sequins and beads???
Have a great week :-)