Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sewshells social sewing dates 2013

All nights are at Frankston Library, upstairs in the community room from 6pm til 10ish
Feb 15th
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
Hope to see you there
Contact me here or at sew shells @ gmail. com
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Friday, 8 February 2013

Kitchen windows top made

Here is my latest top. It s an Elizabeth Hartman (oh frannson) design, made by members of the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild and me! To be quilted, hmmm, maybe the long weekend in March?
It's a mix of fabrics, some Micheal Miller, from all over the quilt shop world.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Miss January!

Finished in January not delivered until February, so she is still Miss January!!
And she could be wearing clothes, or not.

Monday, 28 January 2013


Designed by Emma Jansen of Ballarat Quilting, purchased as a kit from Patchwork Pumpkin- Natasha at PP has the best colour sense, templates by Lisa at Sunset Seams.
Sewn by me, using raw edge applique and claimed by my cousin for her couch!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

My first 'serious' quilt

This is a queen size version of a Modern Quilt Studio design called Small Change. It is from the book, Quilts Made Modern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. The fabric is Cherrywood Fabrics, four grab bags of mixed colors and some yardage called Carnivale.
It was quilted by Chris the Quilter.
The binding was hand sewn by me, and the fabric is Cherrywood indigo.
I changed the construction method slightly, instead of the long strips of squares joined together, I made 'blocks' of two by five squares, and some that were four by two to make it easier to transport to SASE, and because I felt that I would get all twisted and tangled if I did long strips.
I used plain calico as the backing, as I love the feel of it, and the quilt lives on our bed, and I find that most backing fabric just slides off. We are wriggly sleepers. It is 90 inches by 103 inches.
I love this quilt, it makes my heart sing when I make my bed, or go into our bedroom. I love to lie on it and under it, and that says to me it's a serious quilt.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

This years projects:

January: finish Rainbow Circles quilt, make 3 bee blocks and two blocks for do good stitches. And cut my applique quilt, Sarah Fielkes' Summer Sunshine. This means I will practice my machine binding technique, learn paper piecing and needle turn applique. I'm taking two classes on, Designing Modern Quilts with Weeks Ringle and Sarah Fielkes. And do my homework from Weeks Ringles class.
February: quilt and bind two finished tops, applique as above, and cut my paper piecing star quilt. Sew bee blocks-4 and do good stitches blocks.
March: finish my blues guitar quilt. continue applique and bee blocks, do good stitches
April: start sewing paper pieced star quilt. Make a table runner for my birthday.
May: look at above list, laugh hysterically at my self, and try to see if I can find any more fabric to buy. Lol.