Monday, May 23, 2011

Something Finished!

Finally finished the Double Wedding ring quilt for Edwards's daughter Alexandra and her husband Brenton. It was made using the Accuquilt GO! and the Double Wedding ring dies, (its a 2 die set). I hand quilted it and now it is ready for the trip to its new home.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

It really is ages since I last posted, so have made a May resolution (is that possible?) to post at least once a week.

Since launching my website a few months back, I have been so busy going to quilting groups and markets to demonstrate the Accuquilt cutters, that I haven't had a great amount of time to actually make much! I spent a week in Deniliquin in NSW in April and sold 14 Baby GO!'s and 3 GO! Cutters in a week. Of course, those same poeple are now buying extra dies.
I am still hand quilting the Double Wedding ring quilt in the last post, and am making up a knee rug for my 2 year old grandson William! It is coming into winter and when he has dinner..then his bath, it is time to watch a bit of his favourite TV show "In the Night Garden" at the moment. SO.... I thought I'd give him something a bit special, just for himself. So he can sit down and get sleepy...hey, it works for me!

It is cut using the 6 1/2" Tumbler die and the numbers are from Accuquilts Buy and Try range of new dies. I splurged and got the letters as well. Both the numbers and letters are 3" high.

Next I will audition some fabrics for the border... maybe a narrow black, a little yellow and edged with the same blue?

The cute cow fabric I got from a Fat 1/4 swap on the Craft Forum I belong to, so I decided to use it this way so it managed to spread itself!