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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Log Cabin Quilt project

At last... after 9-10 years, this quilt has finally been completed! I must confess though that it had been sitting in the cupboard unfinished for about  8 years. I set about completing all unfinished objects (UFO's) last year and almost succeeded. However I started many new projects along the way and with a newly ignited passion for the craft and dare I say it a little more time, I have now realised my mission. I was determined to quilt it myself on my trusty Janome and after many hours was able to complete the project and this lovely Queen sized quilt now adorns our bed.

Gold Coast in June

I can understand why so many people migrate north during winter. Last weekend, we were privileged to join with friends to celebrate Jason & Tonia's marriage at the Gold Coast. The weather for the whole 4 days  was sunny, warm and a little "nippy"at night.

Graham even ventured into the water at Broadbeach. I was surprised to see that the beaches were patrolled even in June!

The Colonial Golf Club in Rubina was the venue for the reception and this proved to be a very beautiful location. The views were spectacular and the food was outstanding. If anything there was too much food.

On Sunday we drove to the Tambourine Mountains, watched some hang gliding, enjoyed a short walk to Curtis Falls, walked along Gallery walk before having a very late lunch of homemade Chicken and Bacon soup which was delicious.

A great weekend indeed!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quilt info

Of the three quilts shown, the Waverley Sampler (Green & Pink) was given away as a gift for a Ruby Wedding Anniversary last year. This was a fun quilt to make in a our once a month Quilting Class at Waverley Salvos. Participants came with little to no experience and others had made some quilts before. We have a fun night on the first Thursday of every month with Lynda as our teacher and mentor.

I always try to include a new skill or try something different in every quilt I make and the second quilt made with pre cut Northwood Flannel squares was not at all difficult but instead of quilting, I used 6 strands of DMC thread and tied knots on every corner. My mum & dad now use this in their caravan.

The third and very bright quilt was another new skill - Quilt-as-you-go. I used a Japanese range of beautiful fabrics to create this quilt which at present is hanging in our family room. It is very bright and cheerful and the colours are very rich.

I have three other projects on the go at the moment and will post them soon. My Queen sized Log Cabin quilt has finally been completed after starting it in 2002. I was keen to machine quilt it with my trusty Janome machine and although a huge challenge, great satisfaction from completing it all myself.