Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ripples

We are finally having some hot weather after a wet and cold start to summer. 43C in the city tomorrow! Too hot for me but lovely on the beach early this morning.
I am making a wagga using suiting samples, an old pillow case cover, a woollen dressing gown and old curtains for the backing. I have used an old op shop flannelette sheet for the batting and now have to work out how to quilt it. Most waggas were stitched together very roughly or tied. Somehow the quilt seems to relate to the ripples on the beach this morning.


And just because she's the apple of my eye and makes me laugh - my granddaughter taking a photo of me taking a photo of her!!




Tuesday, December 14, 2010

found and stitched




It's been a while since I posted. No excuses, just busy with life.
I have been making some little lavender sachets which I hope to sell, otherwise they will be gifts for friends. They are fun to make and I like choosing a button to go with each one.
I have also been working on a piece for 'found-stitched-dyed'. I found a small tablecloth in an op shop. It was dirty and stained but washed up well. I've started stitching in the heart shapes along the edge and would like to fill the whole cloth with stitch. However, I'm liking the white on white so much that I don't know if I'll get to the dyeing stage!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

'bits and bobs'



Here is my little 12 x 9 quilt for our challenge group. The theme this time was 'My Collection'. It was hard to decide what to interpret, I have a few collections! This is a small selection from my button box stitched onto a collection of my 'shot' cottons. Some of the buttons have been handed down from my mother and grandmother.