Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Catch-up

This year has been a tuff one, to say the least. I have struggled to get to updating the blog regularly, which is the understatement of the year since my last post was just before we moved house in March!

So we have moved into the new house and my son has adjusted well to the new school. The move did not go without it's problems but that is in the past. In the meantime life has handed us some more lemons so we made some lemonade. We have open our own quilt shop at home and it has been a great success thus far! I have also received my local Quilt Guild Teachers' Accreditation and I have successfully completed the South African Quilt Guild Quilt Teachers Accreditation Course...sjoe, what a mouth full, but I'm officially a quilt teacher.

My big surprise this year was when a long standing client of mine gave, yes GAVE me her Tin Lizzie 18 long arm quilting machine... I'm still quite speechless about it. I love the Lizzie and I have done a couple of custom client quilts on her already.

I'm seriously going to make a big effort to upkeep the blog more regularly. Let's hope for the best.

So below is a couple of pics of custom client quilts that I have completed this year.



























 














 
Happy Quilting!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Annarine's Quilt complete

I have completed Annarine's Twin Quilts. They were the last 2 client quilts to have been done in this house. Next up is Anna in the new house! That means I still have to pack my studio for the big move on Friday! I actually got a tear in my eye when I printed little 'goodbye' cards for my son's school this morning. Tomorrow is his last day at Klein Fonteintjies Kleuterskool and then it is on to the next chapter. The new house is only 30km away, in the next town of Krugersdorp, Gauteng. It's bigger, close to the schools, no traffic, and Granny lives close by as well...

So, back to Annarine's quilts, I have opted for a more all-over freehand scroll design and straight lines in the centre blocks. It worked and I'm happy. Hope she will be too when she collects tomorrow.

This is number 2 front and back:




And this is the twin quilt number 1:



I'm off to pack the studio. See you on the other side!

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Update on Annarine's Quilts

So quilt 1 is complete, Annarine will do her own binding so that she can master the art...

I love custom quilting. But once in a while a quilt comes around that actually calls for an edge-to-edge pattern. And in hindsight I think this quilt was one of them. The fabric is so bold and vibrant and the pattern is irregular, no amount of custom work, even if it was done in black, would have done it more justice (I think). I have opted for more of a background fill, alternating between a bubble type fill and a wonky in-out triangle design with a loose leave-like feather in the centre blocks. The quilt lies flat and square and I hope Annarine will be happy. This is the quilt that has a twin sister, just more orange overall. I wonder... I have not made my mind up yet as to what to do on her. Similar style or edge-to-edge? We'll see.

 
 
 


Happy Quilting!

Monday, 3 March 2014

Anna de Klerk's Flower Quilt

gee wiz, 2 blog posts in one day! I'm outdoing myself!

I did another quilt for Anna de Klerk. She is very happy with it and it now hangs in her Franschoek home. It was a fun one to do, all free hand.

 
 
 
Now I'm on to two quilts Annarine has booked with me, the first is off the frame and I'm busy with the second. I will show more pics when I'm done with the second quilt - they are twins.
 



ok, back to work!

Happy Quilting!