Sunday, December 30, 2007

My Quilting / Sewing Goals for 2008

In no particular order~

1/. Jelly Roll quilt for Cate's bed
2/. Charm square cushion for Cate's room
3/. Jelly Roll quilt for Oliver bed (nautical theme)
4/. Jelly Roll and FQ Christmas Quilt
5/. Dear Jane
6/. AJ Kings Mystery Quilt
7/. Helen's Birthday Quilt
8/. Hugs and Kisses Lap Quilt
9/. Art Quilt
10/. Moda Ragged Edges Quilt

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

Christmas Day 2007. Stinking hot 40 degrees! Kids opened there pressies early from Santa and then around 9am from us. Off to Lesmurdie for a family lunch and a swim in the pool. Took Nanny Biscuit home at 2pm then chilled in our aircon.
Some pics of the day~

Oliver, Stuart and Cate under the tree, they had about 5 presents each to unwrap.Oliver helping Stu check out his PS2 game.Cate and a Littlest Pet Shop winter pet set.At Nan and Grandad's house; Stuart, Cate, Milly, Oliver and Grace.Cate chilling (9 Patch quilt in the back ground).Cate and Nanny Biscuit.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Shangri-La Ragged Edges

I love this quilt so much I almost kept it! Made from 3 Shangri-La charm packs, each block was 5 inches square with the wadding 4 inches, finished size 11 x 11 squares, perfect for a lap quilt. I used a burgandy Moda fabric as the backing, giving a red ragged edge.
Made for Miss Bolding, Oliver's Year 2 teacher. He had had Miss Bolding as his teacher for the last two years and I don't think he has thought about her not coming with him to the new school!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Japanese Ragged Edges

For Stuarts Year 1 teacher Miss Freeman, I made a large ragged edges quilt from Japanese type fabrics that had gold in them. Each block was 10 inches square with the wadding 8.5 inches to allow a very ragged 1.5 inch seam, I used the same fabric on the back as the front. It came together quickly, started and completed in 3 days. On the card I wrote "I may not of been the perfect student for you, but you were the perfect teacher for me". Miss Freeman is an excellent teacher, she had a difficult group of kids but managed remarkably well and Stuart loves her to bits.