Saturday, July 6, 2013

Weekend Quilting

I spent this weekend finishing these two wall hangings.  Maybe I now need to do some housework! YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Zealand Quilter Magazine

Here are two articles from the New Zealand Quilter which arrived today.

Cindy Needham was guest speaker at Rose City Quilters Tote and Gloat day in May this year.  I attended two of her classes which I really enjoyed.  I now need to find some time to do some quilting I learn't in her classes, Cindy is a very amazing lady.

The two wall hangings on the right are two of the challenges I made for the Tote and Gloat challenge,  first and second places in the advanced section.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Printing and stencilling! FUN!!!!!

I think I will have to do the blue one again! Can't wait to stitch these together.  My husband is disappointed that I didn't stencil Gene Pitney. 

Here is the beginning of a wall hanging, looking forward to make these up!!!!!
I am really having lots of fun printing the backgrounds then stencilling over the printed fabric, I have used my Gelli plate to do the printed piece.  You can then stencil before it is dry properly.  But on these I did the gold background printing on the play day I had with friends. I have made a pattern in the gold using a leaf stamp. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Kindy Quilt

The 4 year olds at Feilding Eden Kindergarten have been screen printing using their own drawings for a display later this week.  I got the job of piecing their work together and quilting it, it will then be a cover for a sofa in the Kindergarten.
You can check out the Kindergarten at

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Playing with our new Gelli plates

 Norma, Ann and myself had lots of fun with our new Gelli plates today!!!!!
Here are some of the prints I made! What a cool start can't wait to play again some time soon.

More painted, stencilled/screen printed Quilts!!!!!!!!!!

I am really getting into these painted quilts, the top one has been painted and printed with the help of a 5 year old little girl.  I am sure she enjoyed the process.

The green and blue one I used two colours to do the stencilling/screen printing!!!!!!
The pictures are done by using a combination of stencilling and screen printing if that makes any sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Painted (stencilled, screen print) Fairies and Castles!!!!!!!!

Now all I have to do is bast it, quilt it and bind it!!!!!!!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Painted Quilts

The coloured fabric in this quilt was painted by my 7 year old Grandson. In January of this year, I have only just finished it this week.

This quilt I have been playing around with some painting and stencilling on fabric, then on the four cat blocks I have quilted each block different to see what it would look like.
This Quilt I have made with the help of my two and a half year old 
Grand daughter. The look on her little face when she saw the castles and stars that she had stencilled was so cute to see.
This page tells the story!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

WOW!!!! What a  great day I had Saturday, I just can't believe my LUCK!!!!!
I did have some other exciting things happen but can't concentrate enough to put them into words at the moment so maybe a bit later in the week!!!! 
The theme for this challenge was!!!
We had a paper serviette to get our inspiration from (our own choice) at the moment  mine are not with me so I cannot  post a photo, Sorry........................

WELL! What can I say .............Cindy Needham what an amazing Lady
I have attended one class with her on Friday. then Cindy was the guest speaker at Tote and Gloat, today I will attend another class with Cindy.  Just couldn't sleep last night so had time to post this because my bags are ready for class.  You must all check out her amazing work I don't think I have seen anything more beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is a 12" x 12" made by Paula Shailer

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Sunday Update!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have finally finished the cushion covers I started at RCQs exhibition last year!!!! The red centre pieces are quilted on a treadle sewing machine.  

Here is a bag I have made for on online bag challenge for April I have yet to find someone to give it to!!!!!
This bag had to have some Free Motion Quilting on it!!!!!

This small wall hanging was made with the help of some Sunday school children, the children painted the fabric and one little boy drew the flowers.  I think it may hang in the church!!!!!!!!!


I have made a couple of stencils myself so had to try them out,  I am pleased with the result!!!!!!!

Today (Sunday) We decided to go down to the beach for lunch.................................................
lunch was from Mr Grumpy's Fish and Chip shop at Foxton Beach which is about a half hours drive away from home. Very nice they were to!!!!!!
NOW I must get myself organised for next week, I am going to two quilting classes with Cindy Needham I am so looking forward to the two days of learning!!!!!!!!!!!!!