Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thread Painting

The next 12x12 Challenge at WQC is Thread Painting.
I decided to have another look at the Nancy Prince videos 
This is called "Solitary Tree".
I decided to practice thread painting with this.
I have made my 12x12 challenge but can't post it here until
after our WQC meeting at the end of November.
I can't believe I have made one before the deadline.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Crib Critters

The latest Dream Girls project is this cute Crib quilt.
I bought the kitset which was all precut and made it
for a friend who is due to have a baby any day now.
Wendy from Quilters Dream designed this cute quilt in
2 colour ways using the Go Cutter for the cute critters.
  The other pack was in pinks and very cute but as I don't know what sex the 
baby is decided to go for this colour option.  The batiks are just beautiful.
It is all completed ready.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Needleturn Applique

The WQC workshop this month was needle turn applique
with Tracey Roberts.
It was a great day with a great instructor and good company.
One flower completed on my block.
Tracey showed us all the techniques we needed to make the block
she designed to teach this class.
I had a great day and learnt so much about thread, needles, fabric, 
scissors and marking tools.  I have attempted needleturn applique before
and struggled with it but was able to complete my first flower
at home, even after drinking a couple of glasses of wine.
Check out the Western Quilters Circle blog.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend activites

After a lot of procrastination, I did start quilting my mystery quilt.

I started in the middle and went out one side.  I discovered I can't quilt in a 
straight line but it doesn't matter as I am trying to do all over quilting.
Some of my leaves are a bit wonky but so far I am pleased with my effort.
I was determined to finish something while on leave
 so I  abandoned my mystery quilt to complete my
"Posy Basket"