Monday, March 27, 2017

Last Weekend's Cooking

I was busy over the weekend. I bought a bucket of lemons at a garage sale (as mine aren't ready for picking yet) and made up:

Fig Jam (last of my figs), Fig & (frozen) Mixed Berry Jam, Dried Apricot with Apple Juice Jam & Lemon Cordial.

I still have 19 lemons left over, so I will make Lemon Curd/Spread & another lot of cordial ...but first, I have to buy some more sugar!

Until next post...
Jewells

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Christmas Quilt Finished

As mentioned last blog, I am now getting Mum to just sew straight lines.
Here is what I got her to make:
 The Christmas tree was a skinny long panel, so I added the red, then matching cream, then red again to make it wider, red on top, then the black all the way around.
Finished off with the red binding.
I used a star pattern when I quilted it.

Now Mum is making a "Stacked Coins" Christmas Quilt... again, all straight sewing.

Until next post...
Jewells

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Bugs Galore!

Just finished quilting & binding this quilt. I bought the kit in the States last June. It is 50" x 60". Another "Mum & Me" effort. 


 Unfortunately, Mum's dementia is getting pretty bad, so she won't be doing much more sewing... she now can't do applique and found this quilt hard to comprehend how the borders went around each square...so it looks like straight sewing from now on, until she forgets how to do that...sad...very sad.

Until next post...
Jewells

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2 more panels

I have now used all the "fleecy throws" as backings for the cot quilts.  
Here is the last 2 quilts made from them:
 Love trying to match the stitching to the picture on the front.
 I have made a few of these, as I bought a bolt of the panels
 again the stitching matches.
Until next post...
Jewells

Sunday, March 12, 2017

3 Panels

This weekend I quilted a few of my panels.
 The Santa was one I found in my stash (yes! I had forgotten all about it!)
 and the 2 children's panels.......
 well, I experimented with a fleecy throw rug as the backing (I bought 3 with this in mind)


 .... I am happy with all of them.

Until next post...
Jewells

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Last 3 blocks

I just finished the last 3 blocks for my "Australian" Calendar
 October = Halloween (I know..not many in Oz celebrate it!)
November = Melbourne Cup (the horse race that stops the nation!)
December = Christmas
Here are all the blocks placed in order...
 I now have to find appropriate fabric for the sashings & the borders.

Until next post...
Jewells

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blocks 7-9 in Australian BOM

As mentioned two posts ago, I am paper piecing an Australian calendar that I made up myself by finding free patterns on the internet and yesterday I completed blocks 7, 8 & 9:
July: Snowman = Winter
August: Cockatoo = LOTS of them raiding my Citrus Trees
September: Flowers = Beginning of Spring
 
I only have 3 more to make, then join them into a quilt.
 
Until next post...
Jewells