Friday, February 28, 2020

Show and Tell.

Today at Patchwork and Quilting Group we had Rosemary Heath talk to us about Indonesian fabrics including samples of Polong, Songket and Ikat and where she had got them from and  how they are made.

 There was quite a bit of Show and Tell today after the break for holidays. I was able to show my finished dressing table runner which turned out well. Looks quite at home on the dining room table as well.

 My first completed project for 2020.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

A Little Sewing.

At Katipatch a fortnight ago I bought a couple of fabrics I really liked.
 I am using one to make a dressing table runner.
The photo doesn't show off the shine all the dots have. It sparkles.
( in fact it kills the fabric's appeal ) 

 I have edged it with a fabric that also has sparkly spots.   I made the ends wider to get the length I wanted and I am putting appliqué seahorses at each end.
 I think I will back and bind it with the green fabric.

 I am at the stage of sewing them down.
( You can almost see the sparkle in this shot )
 I am pleased with how it is going so far and it is a quick project to get me back to patchwork/ sewing / quilting.

Still no useful rain. The proper lawn grass is the colour of this type. We have kikuyu  on some areas (and rubbish grass) which has stayed green. It is making gardening very tricky as we don't want plants to die. I am saving all sorts of used water for it.

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Final Airing.

Today I went up to Katikati to the final Garden Party at Katipatch. ( see my sidebar for website ).
 Like here, it was extremely windy. So photos were a bit of a challenge.
My choice of the quilts hanging outside. I love Dragonflies.

 Inside this quilt had lots of discussion about how the perfection was achieved. ( we think with an embroidery machine or a computer generated pattern.the stitching was just so perfect.) However it was done it would still have taken a long time.
 ( quilts had no notation ) 
(click to enlarge )

 As always it was a great place to meet like minded friends both from our club and further away.I saw Linda ( Razzle Dazzle Quilter ) from Taupo who used to have a blog by that name but now is still on Instagram. She is still quilting for others so if you need a quilt finished call her..

 Food was yummy but served on paper plates a challenge! As for hats that were a bit loose!!
 I hope Carol made good sales as she and Eddie spend hours preparing for the event.