This is my first post to this blog, thanks for having me! When I first started quilting about 6 years ago, I was certain I would 'only ever buy what I need for the current quilt' and definitely never do applique! Much has changed since, and in September last year I finally started blogging about my quilting here, which as of recent includes a page on home made recipes.
I live in the Far North region of New Zealand, so it is coming to the end of our summer holidays now. As wife, mum of three and full-time teacher time is at a premium, but to keep myself sane I just have to be creative! Many years ago, playing music filled up my / our time, I have enjoyed felting for a while, card making and scrap booking, but nowadays it usually has to do with quilting. These summer holidays I had a good clean up in my sewing room and found 10 UFOs or WIPs, and since the start of 2012 I have manage to complete some of these:
2. A Pinwheel Table Cloth, started last summer. Originally I had meant the squares to make individual cushions for our outdoor table / bench set, but even with protective spray the colour on the matching table runner faded too much so I turned it into a table cloth:
3. In some past Quilting Arts Magazine I read about turning pictures into quilts. Here are two of my three boys':
One more boy to go, there are plenty of nice pics but last time I checked, none suitable for this method, so you could say it's not a true finish but I count it anyway (can't finish what you haven't started, can you?).
There is one more WIP almost finished, I'll post a picture once I am finished with the binding and the gazillion thread ends of the youngest DS new Dinosaur quilt. I have been quite busy these summer holidays with various other small projects, feel free to check out my blog.