Monday, November 28, 2011

A Kitten's Tale

This quilt was made by Julie and it is a design by Lynette Anderson called A Kitten's Tale. Its been a while since I've seen this quilt up close and personal, and it is a lovely design made beautifully by Julie.

It is quilted with freehand hearts and loops in the outside border, curlicues in the inside borders and SID in the blocks. The pinwheels have a continuous curve with a little curl in them.

On a different note the poddies, Swiss Cheese and Cheddar Cheese are progressing nicely, down to 3 feeds a day and resembling little piggies when they suck on the bottles!
I've been finishing off some of my own quilts and have listed a couple of them on my etsy shop, so go and have a look if you want.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Annual Christmas Quilt

For the past couple of years, I have quilted a quilt for a local lady - and it is a Christmas quilt from a book or magazine. She is passionate about Christmas and is making them for her children and friends.

This year she made this beauty designed by Anni Downes of Hatched and Patched fame, in Bathurst. It is out of Anni's book "A Christmas Story".

It is not very big, and is quilted very simply with some SID, diagonal lines and some freehand holly leaves in the corners. But, it is very cute - I have this book and I might have to get my act together and make it for a future Christmas (note how I am not committing to a specific year!! - I could be 100 by the time it happens, but the thought is there!!)

This is just a fun pic of a top which I have pieced using a tutorial posted by Kay Sorenson of Quilt + Color and the pic is taken with the fish-eye setting on my camera. I am going to give it to my friend for her birthday next month.

Anyway, the poddies are doing OK, and the others are getting fatter (if anyone is interested), and it is sprinkling, and I am going to go back to work.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Will's quilt

This beauty is a gift for a young man who lives overseas and isn't it lovely. I do like the bulls eyes blocks and they are quilted with Anne Bright's Square Dance b2b.

The outside border has a couple of runs of Bounce border (also by Anne Bright). Just scrummy.

On a different note, here is an up close and personal shot of Lizzy Lamb with no ears (remember she lost them in a dog attack last year). She is going to have her own lamb soon-ish we think (some things take us by surprise!). Need to wait and see on that one.

And these are the poddies, Swiss Cheese and Cheddar Cheese being bottle fed because mum can't due to a bad case of mastitis and a blocked teat. They are happy to be fed and then they go back to mum for love and care. Works well for me, and everyone's happy.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

I'm still here...but flat out

I haven't disappeared, just been flat out with lots of non-picture quilts, and the garden and sheep etc etc....

Anyway, this beauty belongs to Margaret and is for her son. All done with autumn colours, so I had a little browse on Sweet Dreams Quilt studio and came up with some designs to use.

I did a combination of freehand and digitised designs in the centre - the design in the cream diamonds is from Tammy Finkler and is one of the designs in her dahlia pattern set.
The cream and green triangles were stitched with designs called Oak Acorn block and triangle from Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio.
On a different note, it was shearing time today and after major dramas getting them across the road last night (unlike last year which was quite calm - this year Terry had to wrestle Lizzy lamb in the drain then drag her across the road into the paddock, and THEN the others would follow....we only really had one fight this time), the shearing itself went OK.
We are supposed to have 4 ewes and a wether - however it would appear that our wether is a ram and we now have a black lamb called Aloe Purple (!), and a set of twins who appeared after the shearing, and after we had decided that she had lost her lamb and was getting mastitis, and after we had chased them around the paddock AGAIN trying to separate the ram.....

And, this particular ewe has only one working teat, hence the odd shape of the other one, so hopefully they can get it together. I think she is Lizzy lamb's mother and that was why we had to poddy her (Lizzy, that is). I'm hoping we don't go down that track again.
And, here I was, thinking that all was cruising along nicely.
And, I don't know that the other 2 ewes are pregnant as well. Great.
Anyway, enjoy