Before I went to the Quilt Show I arranged to meet up with Liz from Quilterie . It was such a pleasure to meet in person after exchanging comments and emails, in blogland. Pay her a visit if you haven't before now.
A few more CW blocks have been completed. As usual I've had fun choosing the fabrics and making new (to me) blocks.
Block 23 Illinois Roads
Block 24 Ladies Aid Album
Block 25 Calico Puzzle
This is just some of my blocks so far, I don't have room for all of them on my make shift design wall (door).
I'm really delighted with how they look together. I was reading how one lady is planning on setting her blocks on point, it will be an enormous quilt set that way! I think I'll use sashing and cornerstones to finish mine
This week I finished quilting this pretty quilt (a Quilter's Companion project some time ago) for a new customer. I'm always so pleased when I hand over a quilt to a really happy customer. Sylvia is sending this over to England as a gift. The fabrics are really pretty native Australian florals. The applique was done with a machine blanket stitch.
Here are a couple of close ups of the quilting.
Such a pretty native floral print.
I've been researching and looking at Longarm Quilting machines for months and I have finally made a decision and placed an order for a new machine. I'm so excited. I will of course now be selling my current setup which is a John Watts frame with a Tin Lizzie 18 inch throat with a stitch regulator. This machine would be a great starting point for someone wanting to get into machine quilting on a frame. If at all interested please email or phone me for more details.
It's my youngest son's 11th birthday today, time really flies doesn't it. I no longer have a little boy, he's growing up, next thing he'll be a teenager!! Happy birthday Jorden!
Hope you are are all well and happily stitching,