Friday, March 26, 2010

Last Flaunt for March

My flaunt for this week is of a quilt I first made in 2004.  When it was finished there was something wrong with it!!!!   A textile tutor from University of Tasmania pointed out my faux pas.  This is a photo of the original  'Wild River' which I nicknamed Foo,
I removed the binding from the top part of the quilt, took out the 2 pieced rows, removed the big white bits then pieced the rows with smaller white pieces and joined them back up.  Next I added white wool for felting mixed with Angelina Fibers and felted these onto the top and wadding. The final step on the sky part was to daubed with white paint and tease out the fibers.

After completing this part I removed the gathering and rocks in the river section and resewed this area across the quilt to follow the flow of the water.  I placed some rock shapes back into the river then sponged white paint onto the river to give the impression of white water.  This is the finished 'Wild River'.
Still not happy with finished result but its better than it was.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Head shaved X 2

Son and daughter in law both had their heads shaved for the Leukemia Foundation Shave for a Cure last weekend.  D-I-L opted for a very short cut and colour to match her eyes.  Haven't found out how much they raised as yet.  Here are the before photos



after photos

3rd week of March

Where are the days flying to???   My first posting for March was of the fabric for a babies floor quilt.  Preston was born last week and the quilt is nearly finished only a little of the binding to stitch down.  The pattern that I used was one that Tony Sullivan from Victorian Textiles showed the SCQ Carrum Downs group on the first Wednesday of March.  The pattern is from Hoffman Fabrics featuring a Christmas range of fabrics it is called Snowglobes and can be found at look in their Free Pattern section.
I have altered it slightly as I did not have enough I Spy fabrics to do the fancy border.  My stash of I spy fabrics is now a little bag of small scraps looks like more shopping for fabrics at the Bathurst retreat.

The front showing the snowglobes,

The back of the quilt using the leftover I Spy pieces some of which had to be joined to get the 8 1/2" squares.

Friday, March 5, 2010

First for March

Where are the months going?  March already!! seems like only yesterday it was January. 
Daughter in law's sister is expecting her second baby realized on Sunday it is due any day now and quilt not made. Last night I cut 20 8 1/2" blocks, plus 20 circles,  traced 20 vslieflex circles plus a few other bibs and bobs.  The photo is of the fabrics for this WIP.  I am about to iron the vslieflex onto the circles and other pieces and start buttonholing as its a long weekend hope to have it finished by Monday maybe before the baby arrives we know its a boy..