Monday, May 16, 2011

Two quilts for Japan

This is my contribution for Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief. My guild sent members an email saying that they had received a plea for assistance for comfort quilts for those who had lost everything. It's my first time trying the triple rail fence pattern and I love how quick and easy it is.  So easy that a top can be made in a day!

This photo taken in the sun - shows the quilting. I did meandering hearts on the yellow fabric and meandering leaves on the green fabric.


On this quilt, I did a simple straight line quilting on the diagonal, it feels so soft.

They have been washed, just have to wrap them and drop them off at Yamaha who have generously offered to deliver them to Naomi  Ichikawa  ( the editor of Patchwork Quilt Tsushin magazine ) in Tokyo, Japan.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


My favourite time of the year, wonderful balmy weather, lazy days, clear blue skies. With Easter and public holidays bunched together we have had a lovely 11 day break. Visiting family and friends, relaxing on the beach, entertaining, lots of braai's and its perfect weather for sewing ( no humidity) so I have been cutting 2.5" strips  

                                  and cross cutting

                                         added to my stash                                         

Michele had a giveaway and I received this parcel of Saral transfer paper,
it's an amazing product and I can't wait to try it on my next project. Thanks Michele!
Read all about it here 

Monika sent me these wonderful goodies that I won on her giveaway, in celebration of her 8th Wedding Anniversary. Lovely stitching patterns and thread. Thank you Monika!

And these are the books I've enjoyed reading during March and April,
The house at Riverton - Kate Morton
The bright forever - Lee Martin         
The Help - Kathryn Stockett            
The unbelievable Truth - Gordon Smith 
Playing in the Light - Zoe Wicomb