A Finish

Hi,
A couple of pictures of my mums finished quilt and almost finished finger-less gloves…which are done now and posted. The gloves are for my niece although in England she probably needs thermal mittens over there! I love the possum wool made here in NZ as it’s so soft. I discovered that you need to sew up in a matching wool thread as possum isn’t strong enough to use for sewing up and can come apart after a while. The finished article is strong and can be machine washed though.

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A bit more sewing for the wool project…

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That’s about it!
Have a good week,
Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Scrap Fabrics

Hi,
These scrap fabrics were heading for the bin, but given to me instead. Even though there are enough fabrics in my stash to make a fair few quilts, when given scraps i find myself off into action right away. Anyway a table runner was made in a flash….a flash only because of iron-on batting. No moving and shifting or pinning, just sewn up on the machine in minutes. Two applique hearts and a tiny bit of hand quilting. Just got to buy some binding and done.

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Have a lovely weekend,
Linda

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New Projects

Hi,
I saw this spectacular Rhododendron tree in full bloom on my travels this morning and stopped and took a couple of pictures.ย  Wish they could stay in flower for a few months.

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I’ve been working on a woolly project and a stitchery….and probably a lot more if truth be known. They are for Christmas so I need to get cracking as it’s creeping up fast. 16 weeks today…Christmas thatย  is !

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Have a good weekend,
Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kaffe Fasset Quilt and Magazine

Hi,

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This quilt has been on the go for my mum for some time and finally it’s almost done. Just the binding to go. I was quite nervous about having it professionally machine quilted as I always hand quilt. I needn’t have been, I just love love love it. The lady who quilted it isย  Helen from www.helenhoriginals.co.nz

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A few…..quite a few pictures taken in the lovely sunshine today. For me to look at after it’s posted off! This is the back so now the quilt is reversible.

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Close up photo of the lovely quilt pattern that Helen used.

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Also I’m feeling chuffed about getting on the front cover of Quilters Companion magazine. I didn’t know until it had been published and I received a copy in the post so such a lovely surprise. They make a great job of photographing the quilts with a lovely old villa in the background.ย  This also has been done with lovely bright Kaffe fabrics…can’t get enough of them!

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Until next time,
Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kaffe Fasset Table Runner

Hi,
Been digging out a few UFO’s …well one, and thought it high time it got finished. Some more lovely photo’s here of Margaret’s Dear Jane. Margaret’s work is so neat and not a stitch out of place.

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A couple of pictures of my table runner that I’m hoping to finish…and not put back in the cupboard ! I thought the Kaffe autumn fabrics look really good with Reproduction or French General fabrics.

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And nice big hand quilting in Perle 8 for a quick finish.
Until next time,
Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Baby Quilt

Hi,
Some things just take forever to get finished and this was one of them. It felt really good when the last stitch was done. Such a small quilt as well. It was from a charm pack and the pattern was from a tutorial. www.pieceandquilt.comย 

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This cushion i made is in Homespun magazine June issue. The magazine has a good variety of quilts and nice things to make.

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Until next time,
Linda

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All Sorts

Hi,
Finally managed to finish those gloves for a present……can’t believe a month has passed and sat scratching my head wondering where it went! Hope the winter goes as fast.

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Woke up one morning thinking i could do with a table top ironing board and while i was out with a friend that day i found a new one in a second hand shop for 5 dollars. Just needed padding a bit. It’s been really handy because although you can’t see it i have a quilt on the floor and not much room to move. I’m expanding at a great rate…as long as it’s not my middle i can live with it!

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Lastly i managed to get the companion cushion done to go with the very large one. This one is 14″ by 10″ with a gusset. Half a circle….or maybe tea cozy shape…ish. Enjoyed making it though as it has a bit of all sorts going on.

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Hoping we get some sunshine this week!
Until next time,
Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fingerless Gloves

Hi,
A couple of pictures of a fingerless glove. I’ve only done one so far. It’s boring GST time again and it comes round too fast for my liking but i have mini breaks in between. It wouldn’t take that long if i just got on with it! Rather be sewing/knitting !

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A present to send to UK. I like that the wool is made in NZ. It’s called Outlaw yarn and it’s made from Alpaca, Possum and Polwarth. At the risk of sounding “silly” here in NZ i wasn’t sure what a Polwarth was so i Googled it. Of coarse it’s a sheep! The mitt feels nice and warm with all those creatures in it ๐Ÿ™‚
Until next time,
Linda

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All Sorts

Hi there,
I have a few more photos of Margaret s Dear Jane blocks. It’s going to be gorgeous when it’s finished. Also a little draw string bag for a present. I think the fabric is called Sandcastle fabric. It’s already finely quilted. I bought it some years ago and have never seen it since. Also a baby quilt for my nephew who has just had a baby girl….or rather his wife Julie has! I made the baby quilt years ago as well and forgot about it so that saved me from having 8 new things on the go !!

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Until next time,
Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

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