Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Productive Weekend!

Oh, my goodness ... this is too much for me! At last getting something done ... I made these Cathedral Window Coasters some time ago and all I had to do was run around the curves with the machine to quilt and finish them off. That was quick and easy ... I love them and don't feel like using them, but desperately need them, so they will be used ... practical, effective and easy to make, just a bit time consuming.

This one is a Christmas present - I don't know if you can see the hand-quilting ... tried out the big stitches done with DMC Perle 8! Wow, this is great ... I love to hand-quilt, but it also is time consuming and this is so fast ... I think I will need quite a bit of practice to get even stitches ... uneven sized stitches show up so much more with the big stitches ... still, I'm going to stay with it.
There will probably be a lot of criticism from the Purists, but , who cares! If anyone has any tips, I'd be pleased to receive them.
By the way ... the fabrics I have used are 1800 Reproductions ... who said Reproductions are dull and boring?

I am anxious to see ALL the winners from the Houston Quilt Show 2008 - all I can get so far can be found on http://www.quilts.org/awb-finalist.html I have such fond memories of our visit there last year and the Aussie dollar was so strong, so that made it extra special.
Dear friend, Shari, has joined Blogland ... please pay her a visit and welcome her ... she is just gorgeous ... works far too hard and is so generous with her time ... she's at Mumsyblossom's World ... take note of our beautiful native bottle brush in full bloom in her Header!
Well, must get back to a little tidying-up and then more sewing I hope ... our Daylight Saving has just started today and I think I will enjoy it!
Happy weekend - 'bye!

8 Lovely People said ...:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lurline the coasters are just fantastic and the table runner, wow, I agree perle cotton is great to use...

Shari said...

Thank you for your warm welcome Lurline!!

MYRA said...

Great little coasters Lurline! I good thing to make for little hostess gifts for the Christmas Season... 8-)
Love the table topper, and I think your stitches are wonderful!
Off to check out Shari's blog now!
Happy stitchings!

Terri S said...

I love the coasters. I haven't tried to do Cathedral Windows yet, but they look like fun.

I visited Shari's blog and left her a hello. Looking forward to more from her.

Candace said...

Your coasters are beautiful. I love tabletoppers, and yours is wonderfully warm.

Julia said...

Hi Lurline, Love the coasters and runner.
You have been busy over the weekend!
So good to see Shari blogging..
Catch up soon.
Hugs

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What lovely projects. How fun. I love them all.

Sweet P said...

You did have a productive weekend. Great job on your projects.