Monday, November 28, 2011


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Quilt Labels

This is one way that I do labels.

*The base of the triangle (which is the top long edge) is on the selvedge so I don't need to turn that edge under.
*The other two raw edges will be secured in the corner behind the binding.
*I heavily starch the fabric.
*The lines are ruled with a hera marker.
*I used magic tape
to secure the edges while I wrote my information. It easily lifts off without pulling on the fabric. (This is the same tape I use for foundation piecing 'repairs'.)
*I used a .5 black pigma pen and neatly printed:
**the name of my quilt
**'adapted from a design by...'
**who the quilt was for
**my details
**swap details

I also use pre-printed labels (when I can find them) and labels I print myself (when my printer has ink).

How do you make your labels?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American family and friends.

May you have a joyous time.

To all my other friends, may you have joyous occasions with family and friends. And maybe find an interesting vendor like David Lansing did when he went to Mexico.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friend's Baby Shower

We had a baby shower at my house for my daughters' friend.

My daughter Hannah did all of the decorating and most of the cooking.

This is my daughter Corbie helping with the red velvet cupcakes.

Topped with blue icing and fairy floss of course.

Have you figured out yet it's a Dr Seuss theme?

The amazing cake was made by the mum-to-be's father's ex-partner.

Yummy jelly deserts with cream.

Hannah finally got to give Caz the nappy bag I made at the retreat which I blogged about here.

I think she liked it.

It was a really good day.

Hannah, Caz (a.k.a. Caroline) and me.

Yes, she's wearing a Grinch apron (found online).

Baby is due early January.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Blocks

I'm off to guild tomorrow and these are my blocks for the block raffle.

They measure 12 1/2 inches square. My group is on hostess duty so we are in for a very busy day.

Quilty Ladies need a lot of hot water!!!

This is our last day meeting for the year.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Owl Ornament (not mine)

These were created by Jessica Levitt over at juicy bits.
She has kindly shared her pattern here.
It's that time of year. Already.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Raising Awareness &

Funding Research

Through Art

Click the links here and here to watch a quick video of some of the quilts at Houston this year.

Would you like to buy one? Go here.

Nothing to show you. Had a great weekend but no photos yet (will have to borrow some).

Friday, November 4, 2011

Camping in the Bush

This is where we'll be for the weekend. A church family camp in a lovely woodland setting about two hours from Perth. The forecast is for light showers and around 24C. The accommodation is cabins and dorms although we will be in a tent. It will be good to get to know some of the other families in the church that we don't always get a chance to talk to.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Display Home Art

So we occasionally look at display homes to keep an eye on what's happening in layout and design. A few art pieces caught my eye - they are all prints, but may just translate well in quilting. The first is very intriquing and my first choice if I decide to have a play.

Although this one definitely has possibilities too...

An outdoor shower off the master bedroom. Not sure about this one. We usually see these when someone has a pool.

For lovers of curved piecing...

This cute guest room actually had a (store bought) quilt on it.

It seems the decorator colour of the moment are brown and orange. What a lovely room.

So I'm sharing all this as I can't show you my sewing. If you've made it this far, I will tell you that I had a slightly tricky design problem (basically I'm scared I'll wreck the quilt) so I decided to photocopy that section of the quilt and practice sketching what I want to embroider. Seems to have worked so progress is continuing. What are you working on?

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