OMG Finishes

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Holiday over

This is where I have been!
Just look at this glorious deserted expanse of beach on the Sunshine Coast of Australia- a spot called Marcoola  (don't tell everyone though or it might become crowded!!)
This beach is 15 mins from my sister's house so you can imagine we spent time walking the sands. Not warm enough to swim as it is winter but 23degrees Celsius so I was happy.

There house is also close to hinterland so if it wasn't walking on the beach it was bush There had been some heavy rain so it was great to have the waterfalls flowing.

I always like to have some craft to do on holiday and this time decided to try some hand stitching and managed these hexagons-who knows what they will end up being.

Now that I am back home , and to not such pleasant weather, it is time to get into the sewing room again. It always takes me awhile to get back into the swing of life after a holiday so I decided to just continue with some string blocks as a start.

To sash or not to sash is the question-opinions welcome!

Then it is onto another elephant quilt request-this is for one of the woman I work with who is about to become a grandma for the first time. She saw the first one of this design I made-
but thought the colours were too dull. She loves brights! So I took in some samples of fabric for the elephant that I thought would work (all from my stash) and this is what she chose.

Now that I see this photo I need to add another feather in the space in the upper right corner by the green feather as that looks like too much white space. Then it is on to the borders and the quilting.

Thanks for visiting and all comments welcome.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

More Fun

I have finished the ABC quilt but cannot show you the whole quilt yet. I liked how it turned out and hope the owner does as well.

I have been having more fun practicing and used the Marmalade 2 pattern from Moda Bakeshop but did make it longer. Quilted with Curly Heart panto from Lorien Quilting.
And pale blue minkee with stars on the back
This does not have a forever home as yet but there are several babies due over the next few months so I need to start having a stock ready. I love this pattern and may now make one with pink fabrics.

I did not set a OMG this month as tomorrow I leave for a two week holiday on the Sunshine Coast of Australia-visiting family and looking forward to hopefully some sunshine and a little warmer than here-I LOVE summer!!
I have cut out some hexies to hand stitch if I need some craft time. I am not a hand stitcher so we will see how far we go with the project.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Having Fun

Wonderful ABC Quilt for a client

Friday, May 27, 2016

Bindings Next

May is coming to an end and so it is time to show my May OMG that is all quilted and now ready for the binding-if I can get it away from 'The Evil One' !!
I laid it on the floor to trim it and it was quickly taken over and she didn't like it when I took it to take photos of it.
This was a practice quilt  (that will be a lap quilt for this winter) to use Remy to quilt a panto. I certainly did not have a smooth path so it is a bit jerky but once washed and crinkly you won't notice.
I also decided to use a variegated thread that may not have been the wisest choice for my first panto on this machine but I do like the effect. 
The panto is Slick by Lorien Quilting and the thread is a King Tut by Superior.

Another quilted one that is ready for binding and I love how it turned out.
And look at the backing- a light pink minkee that I think shows the quilting so well-
Onto the binding now.
I have another quilt loaded and quilting has begun- forgot to take a before photo so it will have to be a finish photo.
Happy quilting.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Quilting on Remy

The quilting has begun on the pink star quilt. Using inspiration from both Angela Walters and Judi Madsen's books this is where I am at, and liking it so far.
Before I loaded this one on the machine I made a zig zag quilt that started out with one lot of fabrics that I ended up not liking so delved into my stash and although I'm not sure I love it I was able to have fun quilting it. It will keep a little girl warm this winter
Measuring 40 x 55 inches
I had decided how wide I was making it then just kept adding rows until I was happy with the layout.
I started with straight line quilting and originally was going to alternate that with spirals but liked the look of the puffy owls so just ditch stitched in the seam lines on the yellow fabrics. It certainly took practice quilting those spirals but it got better the more I did.
And a view of the back, although the quilting can only just be seen.

Now it's onto the binding.

Friday, May 6, 2016


Well I think this poor quilt has been languishing on the design wall far too long, and while I have some other projects I need to be working on my goal is to get one more row of blocks made and get this baby quilted.
I made this from left over pieces of a batik jelly roll that I used for another quilt and added Kona Ash and I like the result. I made it with the intention of quilting a Pantograph on it and so it will be the first panto on my new longarm and I will see if it is easier than the  Funquilter

Friday, April 29, 2016

April OMG Finish

Well my goal was to use up, and add to, a pile of pink and white half square triangles.
This was the design I started with-

While I like this design (and it is still laid out on my design floor!) it was starting to be bigger than what I needed for the baby quilt I had in mind. I will finish it but it will end up with a different home.
So the half square triangle making continued and I have finished this top which I do really like-
Don't be fooled by that blue sky. The day I decided to take the photos there was an autumn wind blowing and try as I may I couldn't get a shot with the quilt still. On saying that I like the lift the quilt has here.
I based the design on a quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe in the book Modern Baby however that one was made with pallelograms but I wanted an easy way to piece the top.
It is now on  Remy, the longarm, (who is behaving) having the ditch stitching done-then I need to decide how to quilt it-suggestions welcome.
Judi Madsen's of Green Fairy Quilts ruler, which I love for straight lines.