Friday, August 21, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
The blue star is a Christmas decoration a few groups are making Christmas decorations for the Bush fire survivors, started with the quick and easy hanging
The polyhedron star or Victoria's star is one 1 started 2 1/2 years ago and finished last Sunday. The pieces have travelled all round Australia with us but I couldn't find it, the packet had slipped down the back of the wheel cover under the seat in the caravan, found it when we unpacked the van. Over the past month I have tutored 2 workshops to make Victoria's star. The star was first made as a pin cushion about 4" high, the pin cushion was a memento to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee as Queen it is made from 60 diamond shapes.
The hexagons are a WIP getting ready for a workshop in October not sure of the lay out yet as this is our homework, the finished item is a bag.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This is a top I have completed today. The quilt will be a Quilt from the Heart for Bayside Quilters in Melbourne. The fabric with the yellow birds and thistles was one from BQ selection of fabrics for members to use for the QFTH quilts the others fabric were sourced from my stash. Now for the backing and quilting, not sure whether my machine quilting is good enough for this quilt have to think about that.
This quilt is one of those quilts that sort of come together as you make the blocks. It ended up 53.5" square. The design was governed by the amount of the feature fabric I had -1 metre. I found 2 fat quarters of the Wattle fabric added some black and yellow, sewed 1/2 square triangles, cut 6 1/2 squares. first border is 2" with 6 1/2 strips of wattle fabric second border is 4" finished with 1/2 square triangles as cornerstones.