Tuesday, December 29, 2009
This block is called "Island Creek Hustler" - whatever that means!! It is from Block Base and there is a little note about it being from a Maine, USA, Periodical called "Hearth and Home".
We will be doing one block a month for 4 months, then the next term it will be applique and hand quilting. Anyone interested in joining in, please contact Karen Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org and she will take your name and give you more information.
In the next few weeks I plan to sash these blocks, and that will probably be in red.....first choice anyway.
I have to have a rest of my hands, arms, shoulders - today I had steroid injections for tendonitis in my elbow, and bursitis (how do you spell it?) in my shoulder. I am feeling a bit sore and sorry for myself today.
it is a FIRST for me in two ways - I have never advertsied in any magazine before, althrough many of my quilts have been commissioned and have been published in the magazine. Secondly, this is my first BOM. I based the design on an old favourite of mine, altered the borders to make them a little more simplified, and paid out money for FABRIC. Most of the fabric used will be from the Moda Civil War ranges, with shirtings, and few other colours, from assorted fabrics on hand. To sign up go to http://www.legendandlace.com/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=12
Monday, December 14, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I have started on the applique around the edges of the sunburst and feathers. Two sides are done, and I have to make new drawings for the two opposite sides now.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Karen sent out 50 invitations and they all turned up! Amazing! We had a drop of champers to calm the nerves and a few nibblies to keep us from getting drunk.
It was a great success. We had wonderful feedback, and got to meet heaps of new quilting ladies who love to get inspired by other quilters.
We plan to do this more often. So, anyone reading this, if you want us to come to your quilting group or Guild, please email me and we can make some plans at Wendy@legendandlace.com, or visit the website http://www.legendandlace.com/
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Irene has produced the pattern for this quilt. You can buy it directly from Irene Carrig by contacting her on 0419846930. It is also available from Legend and Lace Website. The cost is $24.95 plus postage.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Editor of the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine saw the photo and it is being published in the mag next year - about March. I got an email from them last week reminding me of the deadline, and I had to get it quilted real FAST - like in 2 days, then another day to do the binding. It is just simple machine quilting, but makes little difference for the photos, as the design will take centre stage.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I will add it to the website to start in December, so please let me know if you would like to book a place. www.legendandlace.com
Monday, October 12, 2009
Cathy with the beautiful smile, and only new to quilting. Helen who is a very experience quilter but has not done applique before.
The group working dilligently
This is part of one of the blocks of the quilt
Monday, October 5, 2009
I finished the very last of the quilting on my Feathered World Without End last night. My hands are so sore and need a big rest. Today I washed it and my granddaughter, Skylar, came to "help Nanny" block the quilt.
I wash the quilt in mild detergent in the washing machine and lay it on the floor, with a sheet under it. I spread out the quilt and pull and pat it into shape, then pin all around the edges with straight pins. By doing this the quilt is flat and smooth and if there are in inconsistencies in the borders or piecing they disappear as the quilt dries. Leave it pinned as long as you can - a couple of days would do the trick. In colder months you could put a blow heather in the room and close the door. In the summer I leave the windows open to help with the drying.
By blocking quilts I have turned really wobbly quilts into very flat and square quilts. Try it - you will be surprised at the result.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I managed to draw out long lines where the fans go. It is hard work with the applique, mainly because you have to hold great wads of fabric in one hand to be able to sew with the other. There are 5 finished, and only another 11 to go - that is kind of 1/3rd finished. it comforts me to have them counted.