Friday, May 28, 2010

My EQ7 is here!

Here I am with my EQ7 which arrived in the mail today. I have loaded it on to my computer and now I need to learn how to use it.  


Thankyou Leeann for allowing me the opportunity to win this great prize and thanks also to the Electric Quilt Company.


Remember if you want your own copy, the Electric Quilt Company has a pre-release special  that ends on 31 May, so check it out and order before then. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

EQ7

I received the following email from Quilt Whangarei blog
Yayyy!!!   YOU HAVE WON !!!! You have won the EQ7 competition on my blog. Well done. You need to sent me your mailing details so I can forward it to The EQ company.
It was getting late and I had just finished the newsletter for Western Quilters Circle Inc when I checked my emails.  I replied straight away and then went to bed.  I woke this morning thinking, did I dream it as I don't win things but on checking my emails again this morning, there was another email from Leeann.  Thank you Leeann from Quilt Whangarei  http://www.quiltwhangarei.blogspot.com/  and thanks also to "The Electric Quilt Company" for this wonderful gift.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My sewing space

I found a couple of photos on another memory stick of my Sewing Space.  I call it my sewing space as it is a corner in the open space we have upstairs.  Eventually it will be separated off as another bedroom.

At the moment I can watch TV while sewing although my darling husband complains if I sew while he is watching TV.  However I do prefer to sew in daylight especially when using dark colours.








Here is a photo of my purple challenge being quilted on my Janome MC6600.  I still can't believe I have this machine.  It was definitely worth getting and I will certainly get my moneys worth out of it.








I have spent a good part of this weekend sewing and here it is my Kaleidoscope quilt top completed.  I now have to get backing and batting and quilt it.  Any ideas for quilting designs would be appreciated.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sewing and stuff

My day off today and I did do some sewing.  I have now made 8 blocks out of 16 for my Stack n Wack quilt.  I am having to take this one slowly and pin carefully.

It was a lovely day outside but after I slipped on the edge of the wooden strip by the drive, I decided I was safer inside sewing.  I now have a lovely bruise on the inside of my right wrist.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stack n Wack Class

Yesterday I attended a workshop with the WQC.  We did Stack n Wack.  This is one of the 4 blocks I have made so far.  It was a fun class and really great seeing what fabric every one else chose.  Show n Tell should be good.
The morning was spent cutting fabric and then the hard bit of sewing accurately so the points were good and the centre matched.  My first block needs some serious attention so I abandoned it and moved on to this one so I could have one successful block before I went home.


I made 2 more blocks today which is all I could manage since Mum came over for Mothers Day.


For my friend who turned 50, I made this journal cover.  It was a lot of fun trying out the different stitches on my sewing machine.
I hand sewed some beads on to it to finish it off.  The variegated threads give some interesting effects with the different stitches.











And for Mum for Mothers Day, I made this journal cover.