Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ahh much better!

I wasn't completely happy with the Marina Bay Bridge quilt.  I had finished it using the "escape hatch" method and it just didnt quite look right.  Guess that is what you get when you are just pushing to get something finished without thinking it through properly.

Last night was spent unpicking....and lamenting the use of the transparent thread! 

Adding a black border with a red line of stitching was just what this quilt needed.


Note for next time....listen to those people around you that say it needs a black  border with a thin red edging! 

Now to update the photos on my etsy page too.....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Granny Quilts Website



Our Granny Quilts (Silver Co-operative) website is now up and running......

Check it out!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Bridge - It's finished!

Yeah! today I finally finished my Bridge quilt.  I am hoping that you can see that it is a bridge - (Marina Bay Bridge in Singapore).


Here is the original photo

Not sure if I will frame it or not....Hmm need to thing about it

Did I mention how happy I was that it was finished?!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My super dooper day

Today was WONDERFUL!  It was one of those days that were super-productive.  The day started off with going to church followed by home made sausage rolls (YUM!).  Then it was time to pull out the sewing machine and work on the things that have been piling up due to lack of time (or energy!).


First off, the Kitty Bags.  Arent these just Gorgeous!  They are made from recycled Jeans.  The ladies from school have been making these and I got to finish a couple at home.  They have also been making casserole holders...great for keeping those casseroles warm for those pot luck dinners.


If you want to buy these goodies (and lots more) you will need to come to the American Club (Claymore St, Singapore) on Thursday 5 November as our school will be having a stall at the AWA annual fair.  See you there!



After the bags, I got to work on finishing my "Beaches" quilt from my class at the Houston Quilt Festival.  I really enjoyed working with the embellishments and will be keeping a watchful eye for interesting wool, lace, and other fancy things.

"Beaches"
37 x 46 cm (14.5 x 18")

On another note, I had my two woven quilts in the Quilt sale in Wellington, NZ this past week.  Every other sale I have sold all the quilts that were entered.  I have been eagerly awaiting their daily updates in the hope that one or  both of the quilts have found new homes.  Alas, it was not to be.  This is the first year that I have not been able to help at the show, and it was always nice to get a "feel" of the show, what the people were buying, what was popular and what was not. Being so far away made me feel a little helpless...... Did I overprice them? Did no-one like them? Did they mysteriously fall  apart after sending?  who knows! 
I guess its silly to think like that......  I'll just keep making more quilts and try again next time!