Monday, November 30, 2009
I thought I needed a change on the blog so I have given it a new look.
I hope you like it.
Off to sew something.
What!!!! who knows till I get there. It is lovely to have nothing that you have to do and just decide when I get into the studio.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Flowers that I have experimenting with. I ended up coating them with varnish and then stroked on some glitter. Not bad for a first try.
Fabric Beads are a fun project to do.
A strip of material 16" long x 2" wide makes a nice bead.
A strip of material 16"x7" will make 6 beads.
The first cut will be on an angle on the 16" side of material. Cut from the tip (16" side)to the other end 1" in on the 7" side of material. The next cut will be from the 7" side (where you just cut to. This will for a point) and in 2" at the other end. This will give you a triangle 16" long and 2 inches wide one end with a point at the other end. Keep cutting in this way alternating each end so there will be a point and a 2" strip for each bead.
Spray the strip with basting spray. I now glue a 1/4 seam on the 2" end. This just secures the piece before rolling. I like to use this glitter glue but can use anything.
Roll the beads as tightly as you can around a knitting needle. It will come off quite easily later. I like to do 3 to a needle.
A finished rolled bead. Secure the little end with a bit of glue.
Now to make them water proof use this product.
YOU CAN WASH IT CRAFT GLUE.
Don't over do it as it will take to long to dry.
In Australia it is available at Spotlight.
When using this glue you can also add your glass beads or glitter when it is wet.
Other wise you can glue them in place later with craft glue.
I place the needles in a styrene ball in a glass to dry.
When totally dry spray with vanish. You can paint the vanish on but spraying is so fast.
When dry you can use the beads in a number of way.
They look nice grouped together or made into tassels for scissors or phones. Or just as a decoration on bags or notebooks.
I am going to make a head piece with some when I get time.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial.
Friday, November 27, 2009
The gifts I was given at one of our Christmas breakup this week. I felt pretty special to receive these from the girls.
A envelope to keep my hand work in as well as inside is a design ready for embroidering.
The second is a pin cushion and a scissors case. It would also double as a lipstick and compact powder keeper.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sue Robyn Heather Leone Marg Barbara Lyn Del Sue
Then over Commissioner Flat Road where Barbara told us stories of where she lived and where she met her husband. On to Kilcoy where my friend Judy at Chantilly Lace organised the most delicious lunch and coffee for us. Of course we could not resist the gift and jewellery they have. A most beautiful coffee and gift shop. I would recommend this to anyone if they are going through Kilcoy
We had a look around the town. At one of the shops a few of us brought these lovely chunky silver neck laces and then home. A most enjoyable end to our year of quilting with the Jelly Rolls.
Keep stitching till next time
Monday, November 23, 2009
I think I will put the one strip into a diary cover for a friend.
Happy stitching till next time.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I have made some ATC and a postcard for a swap.
I used to do heaps of these swaps but have not done any for a couple of years and I really enjoyed it.
I am not going to do some fancy stripping of fabric. Just little bits and then later will try my hand at fabric beads. I am not sure how this is done but will be trial and error.
What do you think of the ATC?
Friday, November 13, 2009
I had a lovely morning at the Bromelaid Cafe with our Jelly Roll girls.
Our group had each made a block to be placed in the quilt and then we pieced it together and another member (longarm quilter) quilted the quilt.
A lovely surprise for the recipient.
We had decided to do this instead of making a gift for each of the group this Christmas. Well of course how many cushions table runners table toppers can you have.
We all enjoyed making this quilt that we have decided to do another one next year.
Until next time keep smiling
Monday, November 9, 2009
This is this ladies first every quilt. Isn't she fantastic.
19 in the class. Some got the quilt finished some had the boarders to put on the rest left with what was not finished pinned together. It was a great productive class.
It goes together so fast and you can have a top done in a day or even less. You can do the 9 patches in what ever size you like. Add other squares. My mind keeps boggling. I drew the cut block into EQ6 and using the Symmetry tool had a play around and created many different quilts using the same method as a base.