Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Customer's Quilt

Just love seeing customer's quilts come in and go out.
They are all so different and on lots occasions...inspiring.
I also love trying to match fabric with a stitching pattern that I have.
Here is a block in the quilt, that was duplicated in various colours:
and here is the stitch I used .... this is the back of the quilt, as the stitching shows up better.
Perfect!

Until next post...
Jewells

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Another Christmas Quilt

Mum & I have been churning out the quilts lately.
Here is a Christmas Quilt ready for sale.
 It is 46" x 58.5"
Another panel to which borders have been added.

I manage to get some of my quilts quilted AFTER I have finished the customer's quilts.

Until next post...
Jewells

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2 more quilts finished

Firstly...
a Mum & Me Quilt
...using ALL Christmas fabric...called "Stacked Coins".
This was started in June last year.
(As you can see...straight sewing for Mum!)
It is a large quilt measuring 77" x 85"
 The close up shows the "Jingle Bells" stitching
and the backing is fabric I have had for YEARS and never knew what to do with it:
Now the other quilt:
the "CHEAT'S" quilt...56" x 66"
I saw this "panel"on the wall in a quilt shop in the States last June and asked to buy it, only to be told it was not for sale.... In the States (probably here too) a quilt is designed by using a range of fabrics, then the finished quilt is photographed and scanned onto a 60" wide cloth , then sent to the fabric shops, along with the pattern. I did some heavy grovelling (and heavy spending!) and eventually the lady agreed to sell it to me after 6 months...so at Christmas time the shop in the States contacted me & told me she bought a new one for me as her sample was no longer suitable to sell.
 even the stitching I used has Cowboy Boots & Hats!
I am REAL happy on how it turned out.

Until next post...
Jewells

Monday, March 27, 2017

Last Weekend's Cooking

I was busy over the weekend. I bought a bucket of lemons at a garage sale (as mine aren't ready for picking yet) and made up:

Fig Jam (last of my figs), Fig & (frozen) Mixed Berry Jam, Dried Apricot with Apple Juice Jam & Lemon Cordial.

I still have 19 lemons left over, so I will make Lemon Curd/Spread & another lot of cordial ...but first, I have to buy some more sugar!

Until next post...
Jewells

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Christmas Quilt Finished

As mentioned last blog, I am now getting Mum to just sew straight lines.
Here is what I got her to make:
 The Christmas tree was a skinny long panel, so I added the red, then matching cream, then red again to make it wider, red on top, then the black all the way around.
Finished off with the red binding.
I used a star pattern when I quilted it.

Now Mum is making a "Stacked Coins" Christmas Quilt... again, all straight sewing.

Until next post...
Jewells

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bugs Galore!

Just finished quilting & binding this quilt. I bought the kit in the States last June. It is 50" x 60". Another "Mum & Me" effort. 


 Unfortunately, Mum's dementia is getting pretty bad, so she won't be doing much more sewing... she now can't do applique and found this quilt hard to comprehend how the borders went around each square...so it looks like straight sewing from now on, until she forgets how to do that...sad...very sad.

Until next post...
Jewells

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2 more panels

I have now used all the "fleecy throws" as backings for the cot quilts.  
Here is the last 2 quilts made from them:
 Love trying to match the stitching to the picture on the front.
 I have made a few of these, as I bought a bolt of the panels
 again the stitching matches.
Until next post...
Jewells