Wednesday, 27 May 2009
It's a wedding dress turned into a quilt.
Hmm.. Maybe I will do that with mine. I was thinking of selling it because I thought it would never be used again. It's been dry cleaned.
Mine has a lot of beading and sequins on the front and a frothy overlay. I'd better find a photo and ask you again.
Maybe I could put my wedding blocks in with it...
It's something to think about!!
Sunday, 24 May 2009
The final step has been to applique scalloped borders and join them around the outside as final borders... This one looks lovely... awww...
Uh oh!! They are supposed to be like this....
But, I am on a very tight timeline. I need to finish appliqueing and embellishing the centre of the quilt next.
Here is the incomplete centre surrounded by all the blocks and borders on 2 sides. Only the centre to finish, 2 sides to applique, then join the pieces together. Phew! I need it finished by Tuesday for photography...
Thursday, 21 May 2009
The applique and stitchery aren't quite finished yet. I needed to put on some borders first, as some of the applique extends over the first border.
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
I pick up the nice tweeds and wool jackets with the view to do some wool applique. It doesn't matter if there is a cigarette burn in the sleeve - I won't use that bit.
I wash the jackets in the washing machine in cold water on the gentle cycle. If they stand up to that, they can go in my quilt or cushions.
So what do you think, shall we swap "pieces" or squares of wool jackets? Anybody want to host it? I am working my butt off, and this would be insipiring.
I just read Bernadette's blog and she entered in a "vintage sheet" swap. Dang! I missed out!! That would have been great. I've collected some old kitchen curtains too...
Monday, 18 May 2009
I am on a pretty tight time deadline with this quilt - so my DH was helping me when I trialled the sashings - he was unpicking for me.
Picture my DH bent over his unpicking, then putting "his" sewing down with the exclamation "The hell if I know where love resides!!"
LOL!! Have I watched that movie too many times???
It's going to be a b-iii-g quilt. Should be large enough for a queen sized bed!!
I will show you some more photos as I progress.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
The blocks contain a mixture of piecing, applique and embroidery - Andrea did the piecing and I did the embroidery and applique.
Sandra has done the most beautiful job on this tree with the birds - her circles are perfect! (She used lots of spray starch).
Happy birthday to my dear friend Andrea.
Monday, 11 May 2009
I signed up as soon as I found out about it! Wouldn't you know it, I had just enjoyed making a redwork cushion myself!! Actually, I made 2 the same. That's how much I liked it!! LOL!!
So, I kept one and posted the other one off to New Zealand...
I had the most wonderful surprise in a LARGE parcel!!
A big present - my cushion!! Now, this angel just needs to plant my bulbs!! LOL!!
She could very well be me, she has a handbag!! This cushion is so gorgeous... look at the chenille on the sides!!
Here is the back of the cushion.... the buttons are so sweet!!
Guess who made my present??? I am honoured to have received this special gift from Maree arch-angel of swapping herself.