Saturday, January 23, 2010

Alphabet ATCs - B is for ...

So, did you guess what my A is for ... was. It was A is for agaric, which is the underside of a mushroom. It is alright my B is for ... is not cryptic.

Here is the A is for ... Amber that I received in return. The photo doesn't really show up the bee floating around on the inside. Isn't it gorgeous. My mother is very inventive.

So, here is my B is for... Braid.

I am happy with the result, I do hope the braid holds, it is only sewn on by the edges.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Quilters gathering

Got to together with my mother, and some online quilting friends the weekend before last.

I was unwell and busy with the three kiddlies, but it was great to put personalities to faces.

We swapped ATCs - I gave the 'golden dots' from an earlier blog.

Here they are:
Top row: Left; from Linda. Right; 'Sunset at Ceduna, SA' by Fran.

Bottom row: Left: from Marian (mum). Right; 'L'oeuf' by Kathryn.

I am chuffed with them all.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Golden Dots ATC

I have been continuing to procrastinate. I should be studying.

So, instead I have made a postcard to send my s-i-l. And some ATCs for some quilting friends I am meeting in Melbourne on Sunday.

It will be a six or so hour drive on Friday to Melb with three kids under 5. Fun, fun and games.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Border done!

Here is that border I was spouting about all finished.

Bright is good!

Read a great article about procrastinators. And I am one of those. Anyhow, it suggested being able to have a list of things to do whilst putting off what you should be doing. It is working spectacularly. I have achieved so much of late whilst ignoring what I really should be up to.

Medallion Challenge

This is the second border to a medallion challenge set by my quilt group in Kaniva.

The central motif is a butterfly one.

I have been working on it on and off for over a year, and now the second border is nearly ready to go on. It has four blocks so the corners work well.

It is going to be colourful.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sampey's project

Following on from previous post about chain piecing.

I put this together today.

I am quite happy.

Nothing I do is perfect but I am happy.

Alphabet ATCs

Mum and I are having a personal 2010 ATC swap for the alphabet.
So here is my 'A is for ...'

Can you guess what it is?

I have drawn the lines with Inktense pencils in a couple of colours and then stitched them in brown. I will send the one on the right to Mum, I think the denser colouration is a better representation of my subject.