Sunday 30 January 2011

By the skin of my teeth....

....did I make the deadline for this round of  "Another Little Quilt Swap" which is tomorrow! This time the quilts are quite literally "little" as they are not bigger than the size of a A4 paper. Mine turned out to be 8.5 by 11.5 inches.

I used Japanese fabrics and raw edge appliquéd it and then quilted it by machine. I added some flowers and small beads. 

Let's see where this little quilt is going to live. 

Happy Quilting

Sunday 23 January 2011

I've lost my steam....

.... and I don't really know why. After moving house and then having family here for Christmas, I somehow have a hard time getting back into a blogging routine.

I have managed to organize my new sewing room though. It's quite small - again - and I had to arrange and rearrange a few times to make sure I made the most of the space I have. I think I'm now satisfied. This is one side of the room....

and this is the other. The room is very bright, which is good for working but not so much for taking photos. 

My lovely medicine cabinet, which holds all my treasures, is now in the hall just outside my room.

I also have managed to do a bit of sewing. I'm taking part in "Another Little Quilt Swap" again. This time the quilts have to be the size of a sheet of A4 paper. I've been playing around with a couple of trees. Don't know yet which one I'll submit though. 

I have also committed to make a few blocks for "Quilts for Queensland"  and this is my offering so far. I'm might make a few more blocks and then send a finished quilt top but I have to see how I get on.

Sorry, for the quality of the photos. I really, really need a new camera. I would have bought one a long time ago, if I knew what I wanted. I'm not really into photography (DH was always the one taking the pictures in our family) and therefor I really have no clue. On one hand I need something fairly easy to use but on the other I also want to get some good quality pictures. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.