This is the label I printed for the zigzag quilt I finished.The printable fabric is very hard to hand stitch on so I now machine it to easy to sew fabric, turn that under then hand sew on. In this case I used the left over already ironed piece of the binding.
It turned out well in the end but no thanks to the printer. I have made these labels several times before with no problem, BUT this time the printer cobbled 2 sheets of the fabric @ $ 6 each. I was pretty upset with it. I put 2 separate labels on each page but that still makes these labels worth $9 each instead of the $3 they would have been with no wastage.
I have 2 packets of the Printable fabric sheets. The older one is from USA (Blumenthal Craft ) and is not quits A4 size long. It is what I ended up using successfully on this occasion.
The other Australian sort Premium Printable Fabric Sheets from accraft is the sort that got gobbled. Strangely I am almost positive I have used it successfully once before. There are 10 sheets per packet. I have 7 left. 2 gobbled and one used last time I made labels. What went wrong? - I have no idea. Unfortunately the only way to find out is by doing it again....what if it goggles more? Yes, I will need to be brave. Anyway the quilt is all complete and looks bright and happy. ( Yes finished! )
Today I am a bit down. At least I know why. One of our lovely quilting ladies who has been fighting her cancer for 6 years has died. Sue was a happy lovely lady in our P and Q Group and we will miss her. Her funeral is on Tuesday. She was only 65.
These last flowers from my Charles Austin rose are for you Sue. They smell so good.
I have been gardening this afternoon First I had to weed out the remains of the Summer crops and then I planted 6 cauliflowers; 6 broccoli; 6 cabbages and 6 silverbeet.
So they don't all come ready at once I put a selection of each in the 2 big blue plastic tubs up by the garden shed and the rest down in my little extra triangular garden. I have covered them as I don't trust either the pukekos or the peacocks to leave them alone.
Usually the things in the blue tubs grow and mature much more quickly. I think the sun warms the sides of the tubs and keeps that soil at a warmer temperature, than in the garden.
Here are some quilts from show and tell yesterday.
This bento box patterned quilt is for a raffle.
The colours Denise used in this batik quilt were just right - quite yummy!
I am still waiting to hear from Taupo, about my Symposium classes. I'm getting very nervous about it all. Other ladies have now heard - some emailed and asked. Do I have to do that, in order to get anywhere? They did say they would let us know.