Thursday, October 19, 2006

To answer a few questions.......

Here is my actual place of sewing, the machine is a Janome Memorycraft 3500 and I've found it great, 60 or so stitches and a great couple of stitches for applique. Was in the middle of the range price bracket and couldn't ask for much more. It is unfortunately in mending mode. How rude of husband to actually suggest that real work be done in my Patchwork room! But as the Patchwork room is a new extension at his suggestion, his every wish is quickly acted upon!
Ill post a few pictures of that,( pre and post filling it) in the near future.



On the way to the Patchwork room I spied this and had to share. We have had half or less of our usual annual rainfall this year and a lot of my garden is already looking sad. This section was, however, looking ok. Therefore it is Murphy's Law that a turkey who has more than 1000 acres in which to lay her eggs, must need to choose here.



Here are the promised close-ups of the chook blocks, I included 2 to give you the general idea.
It's your basic flying geese type idea. Beak can be included the same way or appliqued in later. as I said, the comb is only attached straight to the head when sewing the blocks together and waves free. The blue and white floral was the challenge fabric, a little tricky with lots of plaids.

The pencils that I used on Talina's quilt are called Prismacolour and they iron in after you colour with them to set the colour. I really like them, but I prefer them really for wall-hangings and things that don't have to be overly washed as they have faded slightly. It may be my fault for not setting them for long enough with the iron. ps, tummy pains were giardia (?) and should be fine after 3 days of some strong medicine. Pleased I actually believed her! Bye, Tracey

5 comments:

Tonya R said...

I'll have to try out those prismacolors. The quilts all look amazing in the previous post. cheers.

Carrie said...

I love all of your quilts! Beeeeautiful!!

Have a great day!

Libby said...

I like the bar holding buckets for storage or whatever in your work room -- a very useful and cute idea *s*

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