Monday, 26 November 2012

Marule's Baby Quilt Boy

So this quilt was a custom design, make and quilt for Marule. The first pic shows the design image - I work in Electric Quilt 7 to design my quilts. The pics after shows the quilt in-progress...


And the finished quilt...

Marule was so happy with this quilt that she ordered another one, for a girl this time. I'm busy with the patchwork and embroidery on that one and will post pics as soon as the quilt is done.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Zelda's Memory Quilt

This is Zelda's Memory Quilt for her Daughter. It has photos on surrounded with beautifull bright colours. I have quilted it with a freemotion hearts fill and a scoll-like border design. I have done the finishing binding and just need to work away all the loose threads. I'll take more pics of the finished quilt before it goes to Zelda.

Anna's Quilts

Good morning from a cool Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa!

Whenever I can, I travel with my Husband to meetings in other provinces, it makes the trip shorter and more interesting for him. So we came through yesterday afternoon from Johannesburg (4.5 hour drive) and while he is in his meeting this morning(Chad serves on the Audit Committee of several Municipalities), I'm waiting in a restaurant close by, catching up on some admin or hand work.

I have been rather busy with quilt work lately, which I'm ecstatic about by the way! This quit below is one of my return-Clients - Anna de la Rey. It's a Jellyroll quilt pattern by Me & My Sister and from the Fabric House Moda, Nature's Choice. I did the quilting and finished the quilt with binding.

I have also been working on Anna's Log Cabin...It took me a while to get started on this one but now it's done and Anna is very happy with it.

I was still busy sewing the finishing binding on by hand when I took these pics... had to get it done while the sun was still shining and the 4 o'clock Johannesburg rain came...

Monday, 12 November 2012

Well then, it's Monday again! It is terrifying just to realise that it is almost December! This year has gone by in 4x4 mode, at maximum speed for me. In my mind I'm still at, like July somewhere...

So in the rush towards Christmas, trying to get all my quilt orders out, I'm stuck on this Log Cabin. I started quilting and then unpicked an entire row, just to start again. But the second time around it took me much longer just to get going. I had a bit of a struggle with what to quilt. I find that the plainer the patchwork design, the more difficult it is for me to plan an interesting quilt design on it. So I think I have got it now.

And then just when I was starting to get into it, we received a notice from council that our neighbourhood will be without electricity today. I'm still waiting for it to go off, but until then I'm pushing to get done what I can.

I also have to write a couple of patterns today for my Students in tomorrow's class. And that is best done before my almost-3-year-old gets home from pre-school...
Happy Quilting!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Hi and welcome to my Blogspot!

This will now be the place where I can share what I LOVE - quilting! Anything and everything to do with quilting! And maybe a bit of my life...

I am not a natural born writer but I will do my best to keep it interesting.

Happy Quilting!

This is my Fabric Mosaic Quilt - I developed the technique after being inspired by glass mosaic work. I taught this class at the International Quilt Convention Africa 2012. The quilt was displayed in the Bernina Ontdekkers Shop, Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa (where I teach weekly). Last week an imagrating client walked in and bought the quilt the wall... so now I have to make a new one!