Friday, 22 March 2013

Beryl's Baby Quilt

Good morning!

I'm sharing a baby quilt that I have done last week. Beryl did the piecing as well as all the embroidery. I did the quilting. It was a nice small project to work on so I did this one on my Bernina Aurora 440 instead of the Frame. Loved it!

 
 
 
Happy Quilting!


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Marian's Sampler Quilt

Now THIS is a quilt! And I am tremendously proud to have been a part of this creation. Marian's applique and sewing capabilities are absolutely top-notch! (so I'm only going to whisper to you that she is a beginner quilter! This is only her third quilt!)

I don't know if I have said this before but perfect patchwork and perfect applique work make for perfect quilting (or close to perfect)! In any case, it makes the life of a quilter so much easier when the piecing has been executed well. Everything was dead straight, joints met perfectly, seam were pressed well, no bulk to work away. It was an absolute pleasure to work on Marian's quilts.

I'm looking forward to the next one, which she has already booked with me.

Lot's of pics to follow:

 
 












 
 
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Marian's Butterfly Quilt

This is a quilt that I have done a couple of weeks ago. I love how it came out. It has a plain backing fabric which is challenging, because every little stitch shows!
 





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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sue's Quilt

This is the latest Client Quilt to come off my frame. It was such a joy to work on this quilt. Every seam, every border was straight and well pressed! Makes for easier quilting.










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Friday, 1 March 2013

Creative Book Covers

I made these creative book covers after joining Tilly de Harde in her class 2 weeks ago. This set will  go to my Sister-in-Law as a birthday gift.

This set contains an A4 file, A5 notebook and A6 pocketbook.



 
 
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It’s time to REFLECT, RELAX and REPLAN…

2 weeks ago:

REFLECT:


Coming from a high-stress corporate job, I recognize the signals for it is time to take a break. That time has come. After breaking my wrist October last year, I was 6 weeks behind schedule on my quilt workload. I have tried feverously to catch up on that 6 weeks so that I didn’t have to reschedule your quilt for 6 weeks later than the intended time of the booking. I only took off 3 days over Christmas and worked looooong hours. At the end of January I had a health scare in the form of a miss-carriage. I was only 2 weeks pregnant but the physical pain and emotional impact was tremendous. I had to take a couple of day off so I lost all the time that I managed to make up from the wrist episode.
RELAX:

After some consultation with my family I have decided to take a 2 week holiday.

REPLAN:

So I’m rescheduling everything, every hour of my day, in order to give you the best possible work quality as well as a timeously delivery. It’s about reaching a balance between work and home that’s tricky. With the help of my darling husband, Chad, we have worked out a daily schedule – quilting, teaching, home. We have also work out approximately how long it takes to produce a quilt. It boils down to approx. 8 hours per square meter. So now I can schedule your work more accurately but also more realistically. This will obviously now affect your current quilt delivery time.

I am still in awe at the incredible response to my quilting, that’s evident in the bookings flowing in. And we are extremely grateful for that! But this is the only way that I would be able to deliver a beautifully quilted, neatly done and finished product that you and I can be proud off!

TODAY:

The schedule is done, I have done some creative projects during my 2 week leave. I have rested and slept and did nothing sometimes. But now I am ready to get back into the swing of things. Only this time, more controlled and balanced. This is my mission for 2013.

What's yours?

Happy Quilting!

 
 

Fuse + Burn wall hanging

I have completed my Fuse+Burn wall hanging last week and I love it! Found these BIG glass beads in my stash for joining the three pieces together. Now it is hanging by my front door.


 
 

 
 
Happy Quilting!