Thursday, October 23, 2014
My Rainbow Kitties are so cute. As soon as I got home from Sweet Peas I laid them out to sort out what order I would stich them together in. I popped out of the room for a few minutes and came back to find that Cici the cat had been having a bit of creative input.
Here they are all together:
Cici is happy with the result
In keeping with the modern look of this quilt I stitched it with Matchstick quilting. I follow a blog She can quilt, Leanne does a lot of this kind of quilting. I love the look it gives a quilt.
Leanne always shows a photo after washing so as soon as I had the binding stitched down on my kitties they had their first bath.Here is an after photo. Doesn’t it look nice and crinkly? Love that look.
I have to say though this will probably be the only quilt I will ever quilt this way. This is a small quilt, only 42” x 44”. It seemed to take forever.
Oh, the pattern if you want to make your own kitties can be found at Oh Fransson.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Pukeko is enjoying the lush Rhubarb.Wonder if he’s dreaming of Rhubarb tart?
We didn’t think we would plant potatoes this year. Turns out we have so many volunteers we’re going to have potatoes anyway.
Kiwi Kai: A New Zealand take on Pea, Pie and Spuds for lunch today. Meat pie, Kumara wedges and Peas. Yummy, simple food tastes so good.
Just so you don’t forget we live on the volcanic plateau,
Mt Tongariro is still puffing away:
Thanks for popping by
Friday, October 17, 2014
I'm sorry the photos in this blog aren't so good. I had camera issues and I had to write it in Blogger, Grrrrrrr. I'm sure you'll see lots more about these RxRs as they are completed.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Wendy was moved by the death of a friend to make some memory items for the bereaved family including a quilt. She wanted the quilt to have Polar Fleece on the back, I agreed to that on the understanding that I would also put cotton batting in it.
This is what the top looked like when it came to me.
On examining it I realised that it had a huge mix of fabrics in it. Many of them thin and stretchy. So my first move was to iron interfacing onto the back of the pieced rows.
Then onto Bertha it went. Bertha didn’t let me down. She wasn’t phased by the changes of thickness and fabrics at all. The first thing I did was baste, baste, baste top to bottom.
Then lots of stitch in the ditch. The borders stitched with curved echo a la Kathy of Tamarack Shack.
Koru type swirls in between the rows and Wish bones in the wedges.
The combination of Polar Fleece and cotton batting made the quilting look very plush.Peggy’s magic binding with a pop of taupe the perfect finishing touch.
Check out the back:
Wendy is very pleased with the result and I was happy to be part of such a special project.Thanks for trusting me to quilt this for you Wendy.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Terri made this quilt with lovely William Morris Fabric for her nephew.
I love when I start stitching a quilt and see the difference the quilting makes:
Silly me I forgot to take a picture of the whole quilt. One more little glimpse.
Thank you for asking me to quilt for you Terri.
PS Quilting the swirls on the cream parts made me think of French Vanilla Ice Cream I had to eat a bowl full.
Monday, October 06, 2014
Teri made this sweet quilt with fabric left over from a kit project. She said she thought it would be perfect for a little girl.
I stitched feathers into the borders, echo ripples around the smaller flowers and then filled the middle with Paisley shapes.
It’s very pretty and girlie.Even Koko thinks so.
A peek at the back:
I think Terri is right, a little girl would just love this quilt.
Thanks for asking me to quilt for you Terri
Sunday, October 05, 2014
We were interested to see this sculpture at the look out:
The lookout is super. On a blustery day like today you feel like you’re standing at the bow of a boat.
Our chooks have been making their love for us clear:
This week we said goodbye to Kaiser the cat:
Such a star of the cat world.
He could assist with blogging:
He was a great quilt binding assistant
and of course a super duper Cat scanner:
….and all round funny cat. We miss you Kaiser.