Homeschooling
WIPW

Great Weekend

I had a wonderful time up at Toowoomba, as I knew I would.  Great friendships, lots of shopping and I even got some work done.

Some of the shopping was mundane, like new sleepwear.  It has to be 100% cotton, cool to wear and easy to wash.  I'm not really concerned if it is fashionable or not.

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 5.04.57 pm

I managed to leave my coffee mug behind up there, good thing there were 2 in the set.  Oh dear.  But when shopping I made a bee line for the throw out table  at Hanna's in the soft furnishing department and was rewarded with a mighty haul of manufacturers samples.  The sale sign said "fill a bag for $5" so I filled two.

Screen Shot 2020-11-16 at 7.04.24 am

After removing all the hangers etc I was still left with a full bag of beautiful fabrics.

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 5.05.17 pm
I have just about used up all the ones I bought last time.  They were used to make needle books etc.  The needle books made gifts for my Toowoomba friends.

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 5.12.50 pm

I finished each one with a special hand made bead that I had bought from a man in a small village just outside of Dehli in India.  He had a small furnace and made each one by hand. 

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 5.12.28 pm

I am sure there are beads that are more beautiful but non that are so special.

I didn't make a lot of progress on my sewing,

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 5.11.47 pm

but I did work out why it was so slow.  I had added a layer of 'Insilbrite' along with the wadding to each layer.  I remember it was very hard to cut the fabric after I had quilted it, it was that metallic layer.  I ended up having to use my walking foot, enlarge the stitch length and use a 'jeans' needle to be able to sew through the layers.    I also had to double the bias binding to get it to sit properly.  I measured every thing and then found the bias binding had to be bigger on smaller depending on the thickness of the fabric I had used.  I don't think I will be finishing these any time soon.  I also gave one of my quilts to the Toowoomba Quilters 'Donation Quilts'. 

The cost of posting this to NSW plus all the border restriction made me rethink what I would do with this quilt.

Screen Shot 2020-11-16 at 7.25.05 am

I know it will go to a good home.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Rachel

The beads do make the perfect finishing touch!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)