This one is called Donna's Dreaming - designed by Donna Elkington who owned a patchwork shop in Brisbane. I think I started it in 2003...finally got it quilted last month and binding on this month. I do love the border on this one.
Back in 2011 I took a series of classes designed to make use of the decorative stitches on my sewing machine and to teach various applique methods. I had a wonderful time playing with threads and fabrics. I learnt Bobbin work, did some cording, used ric rac. As is often the case I have changed the original design......
and here is the bobbin work.
Happy Sewing everyone...off to find a July project...which one . . .???
Just a small finish for me this this month..and not a long term UFO - but a finish is a finish!! My bestie gifted me a fat quarter of beautiful gold fabric with houses last year - she knows I have a thing for houses...I started to put it together in February on retreat but didn't get very far....
It's not specifically Christmas but the gold means I will probably use it at Christmas time. Happy sewing everyone - lets see some more finishes!!!
I have finished my Quilty Fun Sew-a-Long Christmas Quilt. This was a project from Lori Holt that she ran in 2014 on Instagram - some of the blocks were in her book "Quilty Fun" and some were only on IG. I didn't do it at the time ...though I bought the book - so thought I'd better make the quilt at least. I started it sometime in 2014...I think - I really am trying to be more diligent about recording that sort of thing.
Her pattern has a pieced border which I chose not to do and I used a strawberry block from her Farm Girl Vintage book instead of the log cabin block - more appropriate to an Australian Christmas I thought.
Back in 1988, I went to the first NSW Quilt Guild's Quilt Symposium held in Armidale NSW. It was the first of its kind and a group of us spent four days(??) doing various classes from a wide range of tutors. One of the classes I did was machine quilting - using a walking foot - we had to pre-prepare a panel and in the class we quilted. This was all before fabric markers that vanished, so it seems we marked in pencil. I finished the panel at the time and it has been sitting / hiding ever since.(One interstate move and one house move) In 2011 (I think) I joined up with Sew Its Finished and it was to be one of the projects that I completed that year. When the time came I couldn't find that dratted piece anywhere...(must have had a "tidy up" binge!!)...So I found another project. Finally, it's a cushion......Glad to have it off the list.