In You Can’t Go Home Again, fellow “Twelve” Karen has written about returning, as an adult, to the home you grew up in. Somehow you see things differently. With recent events, I have been recalling visits to my grandmother’s house. In my lifetime, she lived in a four locations but the modest decor rarely changed. […]
Back in the early 80s, when I was in 10th grade, I made my first trip overseas and travelled to New Caledonia on exchange with my French class. I stayed with a wonderful family for three weeks and my billet came to New Zealand to stay with my family for a month. Although I have […]
The effect is subtle but I’ve started quilting one of one water-shibori pieces:
Here’s a peek of a quilt that I have been working on this weekend. Quarter inch (or less) quilting with the walking foot. Up and down, up and down, up and down… These are fabrics I dyed with my sister Delia.
At last I have finished quilting Kaffe Tapestry. I’ll post some photos once the binding is on. In the meantime, I can report that I opted to use the floral motif in the Kaffe Fassett border fabric as my quilting guide. That is, I quilted around each flower shape. Some of the petals seem lotus […]
After 15+ hours quilting scroll vines on a 240cm x 240cm (94 x94″) bed quilt, I remember why I’ve always favoured more forgiving all-over motifs when quilting bigger quilts. I quilt with my Bernina 150QE which does not have a very generous harp/throat size. I also prefer using 60/40 poly wool batting which adds a […]