Monday, January 14, 2013

New year, some old finishes!

This flimsy (which is currently at the quilters) had the circles hand appliqued on during a Melbourne - Sydney trip and then during a Melbourne - Bathurst trip during 2012. Completed blocks were then machine pieced.

These cute little scottie dogs will be gifts for some new little babies that will be joining us in 2013.

Just a couple of the recent finishes.  The past few months any spare time has been spent working on completing some long outstanding UFOs.  4 of which are at the quilters as we speak. More pics soon.

Monday, June 25, 2012

1/2 Yearly check in!

I have this blog but the only time I really post to it is when a couple of my friends remind me that it has been months since I last posted.  This year has been so busy for us with youngest son's basketball committments that my "finishes" have not been many and I can't believe that the last time I blogged was December 2011.  Very slack indeed!  Here are a couple of quilts that I did manage to finish recently.
This one is one that was started by a friend's Mother in law several years ago and given to me to finish.  Thankfully there was enough fabric purchased originally to be able to piece the back! 

This is a cot quilt made using the "1600 quilt" Jelly Roll tutorial (can be found on You Tube).  This one will be heading off to my "twin" (the other Julie Schliefert) in the USA for her new grandson.

Credit - all quilts held up for display by my youngest son Nick!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Last one for 2011...

Again, started many years ago (8 or 9) and again, stitched on Calico! Pattern by Barri of Bareroots. Now finished, but need to find somewhere to hang it!

Weekender bag

Bag pattern by Viv Robinson - Great bag for the weekend - just chuck everything in. Oh yeah and forget expensive leather bag handles - you can find them on an old bag at your local Op shop!

Oh wait, there's another one..

Rosie Quinlan's pattern - "Love is". The blocks were stitched several years ago (on Calico!!) and i finally put it together. I did not do the borders as the per the original pattern, opting to do a simple Black, White and Burgundy arrangement.

Log Cabin challenge

Above: Log cabin blocks purchased from the Mennonite Resource Centre in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA on our trip earlier this year. Pieced by me as a mini quilt.

Crazy Log Cabin - Kit purchased from Material Obsession - Sydney. Pieced and hand quilted (simply) by me.

Both were made as part of our Patchwork Group challenge for 2011 - "Any thing/Variation Log Cabin"

Dear Jane.....

My Dear Jane journey started in 2009 and after abut 18 months I was over it! My patience ran out, so the project was shelved, until mid 2011 Sandra at Foothills - Tecoma showed me a pic of a quilt she saw on her US travels which incorporated a "DJ" style block. After a light bulb moment and some pattern drafting - Jane's School house was born. Each school house incorporates the finished DJ blocks.