Thursday, April 2, 2009

Swap fabrics and quilting frustration

I have been missing in action on this blog for a few weeks...our household have been unwell with various ailments...but now it is catch up time.
Firstly , I wanted to share with you the lovely fabrics I received in the Sew Mama Sew fat quarter swap.
The lovely Nova sent the Amy Butler Pink Lotus fabric. The check red was from Anna, who was very naughty and also sent another "cute as "fabric (featuring funky dressmakers mannequins) just because I commented on her new shop...
The cute pussycat and mouse fabric was from Laura in St Lois, it is a Richloom print and will work wonderfully in a kid's quilt I have planned.
This was the first swap I have participated in and it was so much fun. Thanks girls !

I am becoming very frustrated in my attempts to quilt this gift for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday , which needs to be completed by Easter Saturday...I have puckers !

I pondered how to quilt this one for some time...decided on a diagonal pattern...( tried the stipple thing..but then unpicked it ! ) is 75" square and difficult to manouver on my little machine..I am really wishing I had a spare $200 to send it to a long arm quilter......could be cheaper than the cost of a hair transplant..which is what I will need after I have pulled all mine out over this one !


WhimsybyMari said...

Petra the quilt is quite lovely, I love the colors you choose.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Hey Peta,
Wasn't that FQ swap fun? I am so happy I was able to make some new friends across the water in Australia. Thanks for sharing about my shop too. Enjoy the fabric and good luck with quilting that quilt. I think the trick is to really baste it really well, are you using safety pins or spray basting? You might as the QF group because they have a lot of experience with that sort of thing.