Saturday, 21 February 2015

Catching up again


It seems that over a week has elapsed since my last post, so I will endeavor to catch up on the Newsfromjude. I have been reminded by email about a lack of posting. There has been much quilting going on, the weather has not been very nice, and the watering and tidying in the garden continue.

I have also been trying to cut back my computer time, due to warnings from my provider that I am getting close to the limit of my allowance, and last month I actually went over, and the shaping that occurs, was not real easy to live with. So I don’t want to go there again. It’s amazing how fast we thought the internet was when we first got dialup, and now we are so spoiled with fast access. It is a bit like when microwave ovens first came in, and it was so quick to boil a cup of water, and now we think that 30 seconds seems slow!

Following are a few quilts that I have quilted recently. Firstly a Christmas quilt that is rather lovely, with custom quilting.


This is Lorna’s candlewicked quilt, that has a simple custom over it. The borders will be scalloped. The colours don’t look quite accurate in this photo.




Also made by Lorna for a young girl, with nice bright colours and quilted allover with Dancing Hearts.


This is made by Sherrel with Oriental fabrics and quilted allover with Asian Fans.


A pretty quilt made by Heather and quilted allover with Pearl Flower Vine.


While the weather has been so HOT on the last 2 weekends, I have moved my laptop onto the kitchen table near the lounge aircon, which is much more effective than the one in my work room. And because I got behind with my bookwork again, (after saying for the last 2 years that I was not going to let it get like that again), I can now say I am on track. Since the 40deg temp of last weekend until today, I have worked my way from July 2014 until end of January 2015!! Today has been over 40 again, and tomorrow is expected to be similar. I go out early in the morning to water, and hibernate inside for the rest of the day. Tomorrow I will be working on the Paper Bag Mystery quilts, writing some patterns, and starting on the cutting of the fabrics. June is coming fast, and I want to be ready.


I can’t think of any more news, and it’s too hot to think, so will leave it there for this time.

Hope you are staying cool in the South of our country, while it is wet and flooded with the cyclone in the north, and probably still cold in the northern hemisphere.

Blessings, From Jude


Susan Smith said...

Lots of lovely work there Judy. You've certainly been busy and yes it has been hot. I'm really looking forward to Autumn coming. Take care.

Jean McGee said...

Have just looked at the candlewicking quilt you have quilted and it is just beautiful. I have decided now not to bother with putting candlewicking on the side borders as your pattern will be enough to decorate them. Thanks for the chat this morning and look forward to seeing you on June . Regards, Jean x😃

Joy McD said...

oooh, lovely quilts!!! I particularly love the Christmas one and the Candlewicking one.... xxx