Sunday, 14 June 2015

UFO off the to do list

Another UFO is no longer a UFO! This quilt has hung around as a top for a few years. I almost threw it out! I had this idea at the time I started it, that I would wind some pearl thread on a bobbin and couch the shape of an African thorn tree onto the quilt, sewing from the back of the quilt. I liked the concept but was not confident that it would work. I was concerned about not being able to see where I was sewing. Also thought the thread would not be heavy enough to have the desired effect.

A few nights ago I was thinking of UFOs waiting, when this quilt top came to mind. Suddenly I recalled that I had bought a couching set for Angelica my Sweet Sixteen! Having never used the couching set, it would be ideal to have a go. I would be able to see where I was sewing! I had started the quilt for Ben and it would be excellent to finish it for his birthday.


The photo doesn't show the effect of the tree outline, pulling the various blocks together, but I'm happy with it. A spare block was used for the label.

Recently found another couple of baskets to add to the collection.

The little one is very cute, and great for POTC bits. The tall one stands in the corner with various rolls.

Used green tomatoes to make some green tomato pickle this week. This is a first for me!

Now it's back to this whole cloth quilt with many wobbles!

Happy quilting!


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Quilting Workshop Weekend

The Sweetest Teenager named Angelica! (My S 16)

Last weekend in May we packed out sweet sixteens and loads of stuff into the car and headed out to Adelaide Sewing Centre.

An amazing weekend of quilting with a lovely group.

Our task was to design and quilt our prepared whole cloth quilt.

Teacher Heather is always full of fun. No stress!! Nothing is a mistake, it's a design feature.

A weekend of sewing this was achieved.

Today I have made further progress

Just loving it!

Your comments are welcome.

Happy stitching!



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