Monday, November 21, 2016

My new baby

Two weeks ago I ordered a new sewing machine.

My old one was becoming cranky, misbehaving and really giving me a run-in with my patience.  It would start a row of stitches and after 15 centimetres would make a strange noise.  Stop, look at the stitching and the back as well.  Ten centimetres of loops !!  Check how I threaded the machine, and start again.  Same thing.  Not only is it making loops on the back but the 1/4 inch foot is  making seams much bigger.  I have had to pull undone almost an entire quilt top..  Inanimate objects---Bah.

I bought a Janome 7700.  I want to take it to my sewing room, but the phone keeps ringing as soon as I walk  away from it. In the meantime I can study the  Instruction book

I have three table runners ready to quilt and 2 to make and quilt. After that I have a queen size  top to buy  border fabric and batting for and have it quilted.
1 top half finished
1 top cut out ready to sew together.
Several more patterns picked out to do when I catch up

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The boss

Here is our boss. He is now 10 years old and still as active as ever.  Between his frequent naps that is. He still demands his daily walk straight after breakfast, and a treat after that. He often hides from us when we call him in for the night, he forgets that I know his favourite places..

Monday, October 3, 2016

Storm at sea

I finished this quilt some time ago it is 60" square.. i'm amazed that I managed to finish it and how good it looks

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Craft Show

There is another craft show in a few weeks time.  I'm looking forward to it.  I  need a small rotary cutter  (28 mm) and some fabric glue. and will be closely looking at the fabric.
I am currently doing a stock take of my stash, interesting.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Love Song

This is my latest effort, found in a previous USA  Patchwork and quilting magazine, (2007). The panels behind the hearts are patterns of written music.  The hearts were appliqued  by machine, a technique I haven't tackled for years.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Storm at Sea

This is the "Storm at Sea" quilt, 60" X 60".  It took me years to finish.   I gave it to my sister for her birthday nearly 2 years ago.   I visited with her today in their new apartment in Docklands.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Craft Show

Yesterday, I went to the Craft Fair. I intended to stay until 4 pm but my feet were screaming for mercy. I left at about 2:30, because I had forgotten to watch a third demonstration.  There were some stalls I couldn't get near the tables because of the crowds so I went back later and bought what I was looking for.  I also wandered among the quilts on display. All gorgeous and all w-a-a-a-a-y beyond my ability.

I bought 2 x 1/3 meter of pretty fabric from Logan's, and 2 Fat quarters from Gail B. I had a look through Can Do's books but nothing grabbed my attention, I think I have enough books anyway.

I bought an Accuquilt Go Baby. The family is eagerly waiting to  see how it works.