Saturday, September 14, 2013

fruit loops and new quilts

 I mentioned in my last post that my friend and I were about to do the fruit loop ride which too place in Shepparton.  Did I mention that it was a flat ride?  the morning started with the sun coming out and the hundred or so of us doing the 115km ride took off after a short briefing.
 We rode out towards Dookie and our halfway break.  We had the choice at that point of riding the extra 15km which was some hill climbs, we decided to do the extra 15km as so far it had been all flat (did I mention how flat it was?)  We finished the ride in 5 hours, an hour longer than we expected but it was harder going as being so flat you had to pedal all the time.  We both were sore across the shoulders and neck but we recovered quickly and were pleased with our efforts.
 As previously posted also I had a bedroom makeover.  I can now access my fabrics so much easier and have been inspired to make a quilt.
 I have a decent sized stash of Robyn Pandolph's and similar style fabrics so this seemed to be the perfect choice for a quilt for my bed.  This will actually be the first quilt I have made for myself.  My mum said but you have ones in the front room and hanging on the walls... yesss this is true but not a bed quilt!.
 The froglet has gone away for the weekend so I don't have any taxi duties until Sunday night so I though I would simply chop up some fabrics and start to sew.... wrong.  Ive been pressing fabric and chopping since last night.  I have an impressive pile of scraps!  I'm also taking time to sort out my off cuts into bags according to size as it makes it easier when needing that 2" bit.
I'm going to do a simple quilt using squares and rectangles.  Then I decided to add some larger squares to showcase some of my favourite fabrics.  Its going to be one of those quilts that will just hopefully come together, I have no idea of how many blocks I need so stay tuned as this little sucker comes together.

Have you ever just winged a project?

Thursday, September 5, 2013

finished quilt!

Found this pencil case the other day and knew I had to have it.  Will be perfect to keep a small project in!

 Here is my latest quilt that I have been working on... finally all quilted and bound.
 Milly inspected the workmanship.  My friend Anita from quilted it for me and did as usual an excellent job.
 Nothing like the satisfaction of a finished quilt.
 I used a pre made bias binding which worked really well for me.
 Here is a little peek at my new robe, filled with boxes of fabric... I now can access all my fabrics easily and see them too... so much better than the messy piles I had.  This is now a new work in progress, today I was sorting out a box of my pretty fabrics ready to do a quilt for ME!  I got so involved I forgot to go to my osteopath, and I really needed to go.

On Sunday my bestie and I are riding 115km up in Shepparton in a ride called the fruit loop ride... everyone keeps telling me how apt the name of the ride is for me, I just don't understand... heheheheh.