"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Five more quilts for PNG babies, and my table runner finished.

Maddy in Qld has made five beautiful little quilts for our PNG babies.   Here they are pegged out on my clothesline today.



 Being a fine sunny day, I took the opportunity of re-photographing most of the others because the first pics were taken inside due to poor lighting outside.  So I've replaced the original photos on those posts with better ones.  Well, a bit better.  I can't seem to get my camera to focus clearly on some things....

I finished one of my own projects today - the tea time table runner.  Again the photo doesn't show it up as well as I'd like.  Maybe I should have taken this outside to photograph too.   I've attached two novelty buttons - one is a teapot in the top row of stitching, and the other is a teacup in the bottom row, but all you can see are little blurs!  You'll just have to take my word for it.  Ken thinks his cousin will adore this; she always 'has the kettle on', and she loves handmade things.  Fingers crossed!

So what is next on my agenda?  Well, I'm being shamed by all the ladies who have sent cot quilts for PNG babies, so I'm going to get a few of my own done!  I've got the fabric ready for the first one, and it shouldn't take long.   My lovely Janome speeds things up.  And for those Quilt Police out there, I'm being very good, and replacing the machine needles after finished a project ;-)  I have to admit, it does make a difference, the sewing is much smoother. 

6 comments:

Melody said...

Lovely quilts and tablerunner. Thanks for the reminder, I must change my needle too.

Gina E. said...

Thanks Mel!

Christine M said...

Maddy has made some lovely little quilts. Your table runner looks great Gina.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

pretty quilts Maddy made...I love the tea for us runner.....

Wendy said...

The quilts are so lovely...and your table runner is fabulous! Great job on finishing it...

Jane Galley said...

What pretty quilts, and congratulations on a lovely finish