Saturday, 16 August 2014

Toes in The Sand Finished!!

Today I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday and Friday Night Sew In.
I have completed my BOM called Toes In The Sand.
First some close ups.

And now the completed quilt top.

I really enjoyed using the Hex n More ruler. It made cutting and piecing triangle, hexagons and jewels so easy.
I think I might hand quilt this,  but I have a question for you...
I am dreaming of owning one of these.

It's a Z44 hand quilting frame made by the Grace Frame Company.
Do you own one?
Have you used one?
Would you recommend them?
I just love hand quilting and find it's too hot in Summer here in Australia. Definitely a Winter time activity.
I want to hand quilt my Violet quilt once completed and it will be about 93" square once piecing is complete. I just can't imagine trying to quilt that in a hand held frame.
Would love some feedback on this to help me with my decision.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

FNWF & FIUF ... and a question

Today I am linking in with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. I also joined in with Friday Night With Friends. I love how the two coincide. Motivation to make time for myself to sew AND finish something!
The handles are now on my scrappy bag.
This bag is made from scraps or strings just an inch wide.
 I think Son No.3 really likes it.
Or... is he just being that typical third child with the 'look at me, look at me' attention seeking type behaviour. Just had to stick his face into my photo didn't he?
Thanks you to those who answered my question from two posts ago.
Just in case there are some people visiting from FNWF or FIUP that haven't been before. I posed a question about programs for blogging from iPads. I currently use Blogger but find it isn't as flexible as Blogger on your PC. There are no options for changing font, font size, size or position of photos etc.
I did email feedback and asked question months ago, unfortunately no response.
Does anyone know of a good flexible program to download onto an iPad to make blogging easier from an iPad?
Would love to know your thoughts.

Friday, 1 August 2014

An OPAM finish for July

I just realised that it is the 1st of August and I had forgotten to post my one little finish for July.
I bought the pattern, purse frame and fabric at the Darling Harbour Quilt Show.

It's quite small. You can see my embroidery scissors just in front.

Tonight I will join in with Friday Night With Friends and hopefully sew my lovely lime green handles to my scrappy bag. If you would like to join in, register here.