Thursday, April 30, 2009

April Calendar

This a my April Calendar in the challenge organised by BQL.

We were asked to create 9 little bags with the technique of the reverse applique, which I didn't do on paper but using a tear along support. I redrew the bags as I couldn't print the models in the right format, and really enjoyed that. After putting the quiltlet together I free machine quilted it. The finished size is 12 1/2" square.

I had great pleasure in doing this project, and I think the girls really like it as well, so it might go in a bedroom upstairs in a month.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Still here

I know it is 2 weeks since I last posted, a long time on blogland, very busy in my land.

Now the holidays are over, friends have left us, sadly, no visits planned in near future, so I should be back on my sewing machine.

2 things I can show you, where there is progress but nothing is finished yet :

first my little japanese inspired blocks, they are all done and need to be assembled and quilted.

Second my April Calendar is on its way and must be finished before the end of the month, with a photo on this blog by then. That should be the subject of my next post....coming soon.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Exhibit at Intel

Busy week, with the school holidays and the children at home. I managed at the week-end to put some of my production in a display at Intel (the offices for Europe are in Swindon) thanks to my DH.

And then I was very happily surprised to sell some staight away. So people do appreciate what I am making.

So far I have given things away to friends and family, it is the second time only that I sold something.

The other point about this is that I have been making quite a few things, and can't expect to keep them all, I need the space. And then with the money I can buy more fabric!
But at the moment I am not making much, haven't touched a needle all week. That's terrible. And next week will be busy as well, with a very dear friend coming over, so good times coming.
Oh well !