Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Greetings

My best Christmas Wishes to you all, my sister made this for me and wisely gave it to me before Christmas so I have had it hanging on my wall. She loves patchwork but does not enjoy quilting. She hands all her quilts to a domestic machine long armer to quilt. I still prefer the "hassles " of quilting as I like to see the quilt come alive by my work.
Plus she does not have the spare time at this stage in her life to do her quilting. Most of her patchwork creations end up being given away to her family. Thank you dear sister for carrying on the traditions.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Free Motion Quilting

After a week at the beach for some much needed rest, the body feels a bit rejuvenated and now back to work. While I was away my purchases arrived from Sharon Schamber's website. A quilting colleague won a trip to Houston with her quilt in the Spotlight competition and gave us an entralling talk at the last Bundaberg Quilters meeting mentioning the magic bobbin washers recommended by Sharon Schamber.
I ordered some and a free motion slider teflon sheet plus a DVD and pattern on free motion couture feathers. Unfortunately I have to do some real work at the day job before I will get much chance to play with these.
The Mt Perry girls had great fun learning more about free motion quilting on Fri Nov 30. 2007.
I think we will go further with this in 2008.
Will keep you informed as to my progress with these new aids.