Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lazy, lazy, lazy!!

Well I guess it is the holidays but really I have been a bit lazy with this poor neglected blog. And it's not as if I haven't done anything to post about!

I won't bombard you all with a million things. Just a few.........

Cathy and I taught another children's class at Amitie last week and these are the completed samples for the kids to work from.

Cherries applique

Butterfly applique canvas

This one is Chloe's.

Bird Applique

And so is this!

Chloe's sea applique

I love the little crab!

The crab

If you go here you will see what the girls in our class made. It never fails to surprise me how clever and creative these kids are. They always have a very strong opinion about what they want and their choice of colour. They really did the most wonderful job.

Chloe has also had her machine out making another pin cushion for a special friend. She is still learning but getting more adventurous. I think we might try a simple skirt next.

Chloe sewing

And I have been doing some quilting of this quilt.

Quilting

A year is nearly up and I still haven't finished but it's getting there.

And I have been working on Chloe's quilt.

Chloe's quilt progress

I'm sort of making it up as I go along and keep changing my mind. I think I have finally decided on all the fabrics and borders etc. It will most likely become another Audrey & Maude pattern.

And last week I decided to have a go at another quilt I promised a friend a very long time ago.

Big Blocks

I'm not sure I like the colours. The blocks are very large (see my foot) and I was going to sash it with cream. But I still think it is a little dark for my friend's taste. I will have a play with something else this week.

So that's it for today. I have other news to report but I shall leave that for another day this week!

Oh and last, but by no means least, I wish to send out a huge congratulations to my friend Kellie who not only appears in the latest issue of Australian Quilters Companion magazine but has also just opened a shop to sell patterns for all her lovely work. Good luck Kellie although I know you are going to be a huge success!

31 comments:

Melody said...

Oooo I quite like the dark colours in the quilt you're making for your friend. I am sure your friend will too when it all somes together.

How clever are the girls in your sewing class? WOnderful. Very inspiring.

Celia said...

lovely and I love the colors in all the fabrics you choose.
Lovely!

Beth said...

All the samples are lovely, but I really love the underwater scene...

Maybe a bright green sashing would make the new blocks "pop" and brighten it up?

Katy said...

oooh, it is all so beautiful. And the underwater picture is fantastic - I see a very talented girl there!!!

Paula said...

Hi, I just found your blog - it's great! So much talent and inspiration. Thanks! Paula

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those appliqué blocks are great!

periwinkle said...

i agree , the crab is a cutie - clever girl you've got there. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilts

Andi said...

Where to start?
The girls all made such wonderful creations. The samples were a fabulous inspiration.
Love the little sewing machine your daughter is working on. How old is she? When can I get a little machine like that for my kids?
And I particularly love the blocks for Chloe's quilt. Can't wait to se the finished quilt. Better get on with it!!
As always,
Andi :-)

thornberry said...

Wow, so much happening! Love the panels the girls have made. What a great idea - I bet the class was loads of fun. And those quilts - sigh! I promise that this year I will make a proper quilt but I am almost intimidated by the lovely ones you and Cathy and Kellie have made.

Cathy said...

Love those pics, especially the underwater one by Chloe. The quilts are looking lovely too. I will have to come over and check out Chloe's sewing machine - it looks fantastic! Glad you are enjoying the holidays!

Jodie said...

I want a purple sewing machine - whay are sewing machines so boring looking?????

You have been busy busy busy....I love hoe Chloe's quilt is looking.

sue said...

I think all those works of art look great. The bird one is so cute and I love the crab one too. So inspiring arent they. Chloe's new machine looks very cute and I am sure she will be a whizz in no time at all. Kellie will definately be a big success, her work is so inspiring and wonderful.

cindy said...

The work those girls did is amazing! I can't wait until mine are old enough to put to work.

Kellie said...

Thanks Louise! All of your projects are just looking fantastic! And as for Chloe well what can I say ... what a cool & very clever girl you have!

Jelly Wares said...

You sure have been a busy little crafting bee... I love everything especially the last lot of quilt blocks, I think they will look great sashed with cream. Can't wait to see what you come up with in the end..

Take CAre
Jodie :)

peppermintpatcher said...

The canvases are just glorious. What a lovely idea for young ones. I love that crab too!

amandajean said...

i loved seeing all the lovely photos of your projects!! the kids did great in their class-LOVE those cherries!!!

Jane said...

Can I ask where you purchased Chloes sewing machine?

Cascade Lily said...

Love the kids' projects - especially the bird and the crabs eyes.

Where did you get that fab purple Janome from?

And I think the brown, green and lilac is a stunning combination. Beautiful!

Philigry said...

love that quilt! it is going to be beautiful!

Lulu said...

What a lovely simple easy-to-finish project for kids to do. Well done. Love the purple Janome too.

Kristin said...

everything is so beautiful and inspiring!! :)

Hugs
Kristin
Reclaiming THe Home

a friend to knit with said...

okay. those girls are too darn talented!!! i could never do that good of a job!!!

and i LOVE the browns and greens. maybe they are growing on you!
x

Thimbleanna said...

Well, apparently, Chloe has inherited her mother's vast talents! I LOVE her new quilt that you're piecing too!!!

Jane said...

thank you :)

SewAmy said...

those kids did such a great job. They are all so cute!!!

Mags and Me said...

Hi Louise...dontworry I clicked after I left Amitie who you were too. Fi and I thought we bloggers need some kind of badge. Thanks for stopping by mags and me.

Ravenhill said...

I adore the colors of the chocolate quilt... so lovely! You don't seem to have been the least bit lazy... Wow, so many projects!

tiel said...

i know you aren't getting much of your own work completed, but truly these samples of what the children have made in your class are sensational.

you should teach more of these classes.

Jade said...

Lazy??? What do you mean lazy? You've got so many pretty projects on the go. By the way, hope you're keeping cool in the heatwave.

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