Monday, 26 December 2011

what I've been working on recently - a cushion!

I don't make cushions as a general rule- they're small...and fiddly...and, well, not very satisfying.  I make quilts, and they're mostly biggish ones.  But for my city and guilds assessment, I made this cushion.  The photos don't show up in the order I thought they would (I never can seem to get that right) but I'm sure you can follow them.  I used plain white homespun and some of my hand dyed fabrics.

I had to show where I had tried out various different things for the quilting and applique, which slows down the process considerably.  Usually I decide on something then just go ahead and do it.  If it doesn't work, I say 'oops' and then unpick it or, more likely, tell myself that's what I wanted to do in the first place!  I did find it useful for this project though, as I changed my mind about a couple of things after doing the samples.   

On the whole, I'm pleased with my cushion. I hope you like it too.

Cheers, Cat

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Ricky Tims is coming to town!

Well, to Adelaide anyway.  Tracey and Sharon, the two wonderful women who founded the Australian Machine Quilting Festival have arranged for Ricky to present a full-day seminar on Friday 28th September.  He's one of my quilting heroes so that's yet another reason for me to go.  The accommodation is already booked!  If you want some more info, follow this link:  ricky-tims-all-day-seminar

See you there!