Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Well Hello There!

Ok, so it's been a while since I was here last...a very long while, yes, I know.

So why am I back now?
Am I back for good?
I have absolutely no idea!!!
We will just see what happens.

So, what's been happening out there while I've been gone?
Here at Cabbage Quilts headquarters we have had many changes over the past year or so. A house move, a wedding, two sons growing up and moving out of home (oh that one is so hard). We are well settled now into our new home (still on the Mornington Peninsula) and love the views, sunrises and sunsets we see here.

 We still have Millie, funny dog that she is. For those who have never met Millie, she is a Groodle (part poodle part golden retriever) and she keeps us well entertained with her antics.

I have a great studio here and the creating is still going on. Lately I've been loving creating clamshells. I'm using Irene Blancks (Focus on Quilts) clamshell pattern which makes them very easy to put together.

As well as a few finishes...

 An improv quilt. I'm really loving playing around with the improvisational method of creating quilts, for this one, I sat at my machine with a pair of scissors and strips of fabric and cut and sewed without using rulers. It is actually very freeing and satisfying.

I've also finished my Liberty Lawn trip around the world quilt.

I used simple hand quilting with Valdani variegated thread in straight lines to finish this one. You can see the quilting better from the back..

The backing are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons so this quilt is soooo soft and snuggly. It was gifted to my dear Mum.

Well, that is about it for this post, so what have you all been up to for the past year?!!!