Friday, October 31, 2008

quilting novels

My Jennifer Chiaverini novel, Winding Ways, has finally arrived. Only been waiting 2 months. Hopefully her latest The Quilter's Kitchen won't take as long. I'd like to read it before the next release, The Lost Quilter, next year. Jennifer is also releasing a pattern book for Sylvia's Wedding Sampler. I can't wait for that. I'm a big fan of Jennifer's book as i have them all but the latest of course & all her pattern books.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Quilt/craft show

I had a great day attending the craft/quilt show at the Brisbane convention centre. I met up with Joy & her friends for lunch. It was great to see Joy again. I received her great new bag pattern Ric Rac & Roses so of course i had to find some lovely buttons for it. I bought 2 heart buttons & 2 hearts buttons which have rose patterns. I've put them on the pattern in the photo. I am making some Christmas cones so found the needed jingle bells & very small buttons for those. Then spotted a pattern from another of my favourite designers & just had to have that - Bronwyn Hayes Christmas Baskets. Lets see what else? A lovely candlewicking pattern of Crinoline Ladies & the necessary needs of a needleturn applique - freezer paper. Oh and a tool i discovered from my SIL which helps making perfect half square triangles. And last but not least some cute little bows to decorate my doorstop bags. Oh i did forget the last thing bought, 2 pencils for my daughters which have cute little animals attached to the top. So as you can see from the photo i didn't spend much. :) Ahhh the quilts on display - what can one say except they were just fabulous. A great pleasure to walk amongst them & admire them all.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thread catchers & Lynette Anderson Designs I've made

Here is the photo of my thread catchers. Even though the printer printed the patterns smaller than they should be they still turned out a nice size. I'm also posting some photo's of hangings i've made from Lynette Anderson Designs.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Door stop bags

I was really good yesterday. I'd already cut out 3 bags & their ties Friday evening. I sat down yesterday & made them all. I could only fully complete 1 though as the other 2 are going overseas. You see they are bag doorstops & i don't think filling them with cat litter & posting is such a good idea. The pattern is really cute if a little low on instructions. But then i always modify somehow to suit my way of sewing so no big problems there. Here they are. The red one is the finished bag. Aren't they just cute? Didn't teke very long either as there is onlt a few pieces to sew.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I've lurked for a while reading other blogs & have decided to join. So much to learn from other quilters.

nine patches

 Somehow i have gotten behind again with my nine patches so yesterday i sat & sewed & i am all caught up. Week 12 week 13 I think i ...