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A Quilter's Journey. I have become a piecer of quilts. The part I love the most is choosing a design, the colour/fabric selection, then piecing.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Promised Land Quilt Pack rethought........


Dia Duit, I have had a few days, busy with sewing. I finished the Postage Stamp Quilt, and gave it to Ness on Friday to quilt .No doubt about Ness, she chooses the right quilting pattern, for the quilts I produce. Thank you Ness.
Over the past six/seven years, I have a formed a wonderful friendship, with Julie from JulieKQuilts.
Last Spring, I was fortunate to meet with Julie, DH and Rosie dog, at the Houston Quilt Festival.
How I wish, we did not live so far apart. Every Christmas and Birthday, Julie sends me the most glorious parcels. Pictured above, are the fabrics from the Promised Land Quilt Pack. The pattern called for a triple irish chain.It was a birthday gift for me from Julie.
Recently, my brother wanted to buy our little caravan. It is called a Little Rippa, so apt. We bought Little Rippa from the side of the road, she was in need of some TLC, after, our reno's she came up a treat. The only draw back, for us, was the bed. Instead of being lengthwise it went across the van.
Now, lassies, sometimes you have to go to the bathroom during the night, nothing worse than the weight of a male body climbing over you, to go.
On the way home, from Queensland, I spied a lovely caravan on Ebay. My words, were, if we are lucky enough to purchase another van, that is the one I would choose. Some things, are meant to be,yes we purchased it.We are yet to take it on a trip.
I noticed, in the new caravans, on the bed, they have a lovely fabric cover. The new mattresses on the bed, have rounded corners at the bottom. The other day, I thought the quilt pack, was the right colourway. Poor Ness, pictured above is the top, the side skirt, was made from one long strip in the navy print. Then I made the pillow sham,to match. I wonder what Ness will come up with. Boy, I hope I have my measurements right, need to make sure I have the curve right when, I join the top and side skirt.Not sure whether to overlock the pieces together or bind them. The pillow sham, no problem, it will just lay over the top and tuck under the pillows.
When I have it back from Ness and put together, I will take a pic, to show you.
Sl~an, O'faigh

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Millrosie Gathering


Dia Duit, last Saturday was the Millrosie Gathering, what a great day I had. Thank you lassies for your friendship.I was absolutely glowing on the way home, so missed the camadrie that is shared with bloggers/quilters.

Our Swap was a Leanne Beasley design, I absolutely loved my gift, thank you Sue.I have been a a long time fan of Barb Smith. Some of the lassies attended Barb's workshop. With our swap, it is strange, how what we make, ends up going to the right person. Sl~an, O'faigh

Friday, 22 August 2014

Weakened......A New Project.....with the Millbook Series...


Dia Duit, seriously, I have been so focused on Colonial Rose Hexagon Quilt, until a couple of days ago. I have in my stash the Millbook Series of fabric from the 1830's, Reproduction of course. The photo with the part pieced quilt does not do it justice. The above pic gives a better idea of the colours.
Before we went away, I was trolling through blogland and came across a Postage Stamp Quilt, this is what I am making.
I  have Brigitte Giblins, book, The feathered nest and fell in love with a crib quilt. That is the next epp quilt I wish to make. Both of these quilts, will go into our spare room. Perfect.The Millbook series are muddy pastel colours...just love them.
I am happy to say, tomorrow I a going to the Millrosie Gathering, so looking forward to catching up with everyone. Good for the Soul, and will be taking Colonial Rose with me....
Sla~n, O'faigh