Friday, 18 April 2014

Monday, 31 March 2014

Washing

I love this product. As I like the feel of new fabric I don't usually pre wash before I use them but I do like to wash a finished quilt. The quilt with the snake fabric border is finished (binding as well) so into the washing machine with six of these Colour Catcher sheets. 
They have done their job picking up any dye in the water. I can't see any colour emigration so good job colour catcher.                                                                                                                                             

It's a lovely autumn day, great drying weather. I really like the look of a quilt once it's been washed.        
Maybe I've got time to wash an other!
Sue. 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Monday, 17 February 2014

Backing Fabrics

 
I could not make up my mind which colour was best the dirty pink or the cigar brown. In the end I bought a length of both and strip pieced the two together. My Sidmouth Quilt is now ready to go to the quilters.
 
 
 
The Merchant"s Wife quilt top also has two fabrics strip pieced for the backing. The bird fabric is from a new range by Kathy Doughty called A Wandering Mind so now it to is going to the quilters.
Does this mean I am free to start something new or should I be good and look in the cupboard for something to finish?      Sue

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Summer Sewing

 
This ugly (in a good way) fabric has been at the shop for a while now. Finally found the right pinks to go with it.
 

Some of the pinks I begged, borrowed and stole.
 
 
not a good colour representation
 
way to yellow
 
 
 

Now the top is finished, backing needs to be chosen then off to the quilter. Even though its  been so hot in Melbourne this summer I have managed to start several new projects. So far this is the only one that's near to complete which is odd because normally I prefer hand sewing but I must say I have enjoyed sewing this one together on the machine. Can't believe I just said that!

Sue

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Lucy Boston

 Even though the heat wave in Melbourne continues with an other day of 43 degrees a dedicated group of ladies met at Somerset Patchwork to start their journey with Lucy Boston.
 

 
 
 
Some ladies are using English paper piecing (epp)
 
 
and some are using templates both  available at Somerset Patchwork.
 
 
 
 
 
We used the book Patchwork of the Crosses by Linda Franz to get us started.
 
 
 
As you can see we all had a busy day. If you would like to join us next time please contact Somerset Patchwork for future dates.
 
Sue

Monday, 13 January 2014

Sidmouth Part 3

 
This is the linen fabric I have used as the border for my quilt using the Sidmouth panel.
 
 
 
Yes it does have snakes and insects.
 
 
The colours are just perfect, you just have to forget there are snakes.
 
 
Ok maybe a bit hard.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Excuse the  toes, I need longer arms.
 
 

What is it about cats and quilts, even on a 41 degree day. Cats love fabric!
Happy sewing (in the heat)   Sue