Thursday, March 08, 2012

Journal quilts, a bag, BOM

I finally finished my 4 12 x 12" journal quilts - they have to be in Canberra next Friday so I'm cutting it a bit fine but they should get there on time. Above is 'Moroccan Mosaic' detail below.


'Kiwi Greens' which I showed before. I've added some beads and french knots to indicate moss - its still subtle but as it's a small quilt it doesn't have to work from a distance so I think it's OK. detail following.



I finished this bag made with some of the fabrics (a scrap bundle) I bought in Japan.

And finally the Craftsy BOM for March. I'm happy with the way this turned out - its the right size - pink only just! and was enjoyable to make.

Thanks for advice on sewing machines - I've ordered the Brother - will get it next week. I liked the Juki but the Brother had more features and accessories and extra feet etc are cheaper. The only downside is that it is quite a large machine so won't be so good to take places but I did get a free trolley bag with it. Blackmore & Roy, where I bought it, were very helpful and have a full servicing on site and free lessons which I'll need because I've never used a Brother.

9 comments:

Joy V said...

Love your two journal quilts Lynda and enjoy your new machine. Nothing like a wiz-bang machine to keep us girls happy!!

Judy said...

Linda, you quilts are lovely. Love the bag too!!Great textures, and just enough beading etc.

Sandy said...

The Journal quilts are wonderful. I love the colors.

Judy Ferguson said...

I love your Morrocan tiles and your greens now has a great focal point. Sounds like you bought the right machine for the job.

Cait said...

Love your new journals and all that you're doing - seems you're on a roll! cheers, Cait

Dorothy said...

Your journal quilts are a joy to look at as I am taken with colours you have used.

Emma said...

Lovely pieces, specially the beading on the NZ quilt, not too subtle at all.

Fran├žoise said...

The journal quilts are so lovely, and I like the bag you made with your Japanese fabrics.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Linda. I agree with all of the a above! Great journal quilts--lovely colors and designs--and beautiful bag.
best, nadia