Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
The finished skirt! I loved embellishing the front - a little bit of broderie perse, and some Indian trims.
It was actually warm enough to wear the skirt today. But, I'm sooo glad I wore leggings underneath. The wind outside would have revealed my bright coral knickers to all and sundry today!!
There you go, gypsy caravan from top to toe.
I still feel like sewing... but, I think I'lll take a little break from making skirts. Just for a few days anyway.
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
And I've started the Gypsy Caravanesque skirt. Ooh, I'd like to finish it tonight so that I can wear it tomorrow!
Monday, 19 September 2011
All I need to do is add the trim at the top and make a slit using a machine buttonhole stitch. Way too tired to do that tonight....
How different does the fabric look with different light? These photos were taken using my iphone with no flash.
I've also selected fabric for another skirt. I'm using the patterned print on the back, shot cottons on the front folds, and the bright coral for trim. Deliciously Gypsy Caravan decor.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Well, it's finished BECAUSE it's a birthday gift - there is no coincidence!! *grin*
I love the quilt hanger- it's perfect. I'm thrilled to give this to someone special.
Saturday, 3 September 2011
I'm ready to snuggle up...
It's important for me to try to take good photos of my quilts for this blog - I have them printed into a book each year - that's a record of my quilting journey.
I've been asked to speak at the Geelong guild in two weeks. They want me to talk about my quilting journey - to bring quilts, and talk about what I do, how I've done it..... everything. And it's the early days that I can't remember so well, and I've given so many of the quilts away now.
The ones I grew out of, the ones I could spare for urgent charity quilt drives, the baby quilts I gave away, or healing quilts... I just can't remember them all. I must try to collate all the photos I've taken in one place.
In the meantime, I might talk about some of my past quilts at different times, just to make a record in this journal, and in this woman's quilting history.