Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Weekend for stitching

Kylie and I went away for another of our semi regular sewing weekends last weekend. It is always a lovely time away. This time we stayed in a different holiday house in the coastal town of Anglesea. We both apologised to our Janome’s for leaving them at home and took our new Bernina machines.


I finally pieced my son’s 10th birthday quilt – his birthday was actually last Thursday!!


Now I need to find an orange border fabric, finish the backing and drop it off to be quilted – it might be his 10th Christmas present!! I now have twin nephews, also born on Thursday, so I made these small quilt tops which can be side by side in a cot or used in the twin pram. They are made with “Giggles” flannel – very snuggly!


Kylie was also very busy with lots of tiny pieces of happy fabric… she might fill you in with her progress there. We both got out the BSR foot and had a go at free motion quilting. It was a little stressful and my shoulders were quite tight by the end of it all, but we did it!!! Here is my practise piece…


I then moved on to our “camping quilt” which has been in a pile of quilt tops waiting to be finished…

Not too bad for a first effort – even if I do so say myself! Here is a close up… I worked one square at a time for the centre section and then did the borders.


It was a lot of fun quilting this one, especially as I knew it would be going to the bush and not as a gift for someone’s bed or couch! Here is a shot of the back (I loved this “Happy Campers” fabric):


Here’s to many more hours of sewing and let me encourage you to give it a go too – it might not be as hard as you think…


Happy Stitching,


Krafty KJ


Janellybelly said...

Look at those gorgeous new Berninas on the table. The FMQ looks incredible, well done. All the works in progress look fantastic.
Love Janelle xx

suzitee said...

Free motion quilting can be very hard on your shoulders...and i have to admit, I don't really enjoy it either :) Yours looks great...well done! Another very productive sewing trip!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

A weekend by the sea stitiching!!! Ahhhh It sounds lovely!

Anita said...

The twins quilts look cute. You are very brave doing your own stippling.