Sunday, March 23, 2014

Baby Blanket

Most people do not realise the costs involved with quilting.  I spent today making a quilt for a new baby.  Only a panel, but with wadding, backing and time taken.  Total costs would be $236.  That was with machine binding front and back..I am pretty proud of those corners.  Would be nice to be able to charge a true professionals charge per hour,  but customers would baulk at paying the same wage as a tradie.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sewing instead

My granddaughter will be ten months old this week.  Now she is at the standing and almost walking stage I felt some new clothes would be needed.  My Easter gift to her.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Oh oh ...I think I am liking these clamshells and I may have to make another quilt to put them on.  Only 5565of them on this quilt.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

RnS pattern boards

I bought these Pattern Boards from RnS Designs before Christmas as I knew I had two quilts coming up that would need them.  1 3/4"clamshells..... They are spot on.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Diary Quote

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Baby Base

I felt a smaller base for my machine would be best for the quilt on the frame.  I drew the pattern on the perspex and left it with my husband while I taught a class on Saturday.
He.broke his first top so had to redraw it.  Now I have a Baby Base. 10" x9" and a Big Base 18"x15".
No stopping the ruler work now.