Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Deliciously Girly

Using this tutorial .....

Enjoy wherever you are ... especially if you are in Melbourne, in which case, try and stay cool in the 40 degree heat.

Happy quilting.

Andi :-)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Look what I got!!!

My first swap EVER!!!

Thankyou so much Marit. I love it all, especially the gorgeous hand made card.

I hope you like your collection. It's in the mail.

Andi :-)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Calling All Quilters!!!

Here is a sneaky peek at what I've been working on lately .....

..... something a bit different!

Well, I need your help and advice ... please!!

The centre panel of this 'quilt' is a 1m square piece of Vietnamese silk which I plan to quilt in a rather intricate design.

Here is my dilemma:
  • How do I baste this without leaving pin holes all over the silk?
  • How do I transfer my design onto the silk for quilting in such a way that I'm not left with loads of horrible marks.
EDIT: Looking through some crafting forums I have solved this second dot point ...Use Glad Press 'n Seal. Amazing product!!!

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Yours in patches,
Andi :-)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Birthdays and Bedrooms

Our Jake is 5. Happy birthday beautiful boy.

And here are some new photos of the kids' new bedrooms.

(Cheap lighting from IKEA. LERVE IKEA!!!)

Happy quilting!!
Andi :-)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New year's catch up

Well its about time I made another post!!! I've been unbearably busy in recent weeks:
  • Finishing up work/kindergarten/creche for the year
  • Hannukah and Christmas celebrations (Yes, we do have both. Long story!!)
  • Birthday celebrations (Happy birthday Mum!!))
  • New year's celebrations
  • Going away on holidays
  • Creating new bedrooms for the little gingies (Not quite finished but here are a few teaser shots...)

Also, the quilt top completed in my last post is now a completed quilt ....

As if I don't have enough on my plate, I have whipped up a new quilt top for Jake inspired by this (second quilt down: Judy's 'Town and Country') .....

To all you lovely bloggers out there, Happy Hannukah/Christmas/whatever you celebrate.
Happy new year.

(I must say, I'm rather glad that the celebrations of recent weeks are all over. Now we can all get back to the important things .... SHOW ME THE QUILTING!!!)

Until next time, happy crafting.

Andi :-)