Thursday, 6 February 2014

Back to quilting


After my time away from the machine in January, it has been back to action this week. It’s a full time job keeping up with the watering this summer, and it seems a long time since any rain. My rainwater tank, and the garden, would say a big thankyou for some water. And there are areas in parts of Australia that have not seen rain for a LONG time, so I am not really complaining, just saying… It is so ironic, that parts of the world are crying out for rain, and other areas have so much that there is much damage.

It is also quite a long time since I have posted photos of quilts, so here’s an update.

Lyn travelled overseas for a holiday, and used the fabrics that she purchased to make a quilt. I did a simple custom job, as the fabrics are surrounded by little “flippy” corners that are not stitched down. I suppose there is a really technical name for them, but it escapes me at the moment.


This is a stack and slash quilt, using Oriental fabrics, so was very busy, so I quilted a simple block pattern in the blocks and a simple border.


Another quilt made with Oriental fabrics, very effective way to piece them, and quilted with an all over pattern.


In between the quilting, and the watering I have been working on my Ladies quilt, still to have a proper name given to it. As the class I am teaching is in a fortnight, I need to get moving.

The weather has warmed up again this week, and the weekend is going to be HOT again.  The poor old garden is looking a bit sad, so need to get in there with the snippers and do some trimming, when it’s a bit cooler.

This afternoon I was thinking about a lovely friend that I had not talked to for awhile, and decided I should phone her soon, and guess what, the phone just rang and who should it be, but Raelene. Had a lovely catch up, and what an amazing coincidence!

Time to switch off for the night, so hoping you have a great weekend coming up, whatever you have planned.

Blessings, From Jude.


Furball Farm Quilting said...

Lovely work Jude. You better make sure the air conditioner is cranked up. I've been thinking of you poor SthAustralians this past fortnight. That's some amazing hot days you've been suffering. Hopefully that's all behind you now. Blessings.

Marilyn Popplewell said...

Beautiful quilts that are enhanced with your beautiful quilting . Send some of that warm weather our way it is 0 degrees here this morning. We received 10" of snow yesterday. It has truly been a winter wonderland . Glad you were able to catch up with your friend. I have two more quilts on my schedule for this week. Have fun quilting. Blessings.