Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I'm back with some Goodies

It seems like forever since I was able to come on and update my blog. After deciding to get another computer, because the one we had was rather sick, we have discovered having a new one was not going to be as easy as plugging it in and turning it on! Fingers crossed we are getting through the problems and it will be plain sailing from here on. Now I just hope when I download all this to my blog, it looks the same as how I have set it here. Computers............they have a mind of their own.

Yes......................I am afraid to say more bags!!! These 2 bags are ready for sale at the Quilting Exhibition that will be held in Burra. My Quilting Group each year has a quilt exhibition for the month of May and this will be my first time as I am not only a new quilter but I joined the group last year.

I won't mind if the one on the right doesn't sell as I would love to keep it. I guess if it does, I will just have to make another!

This wall quilt is what was on Esmerelda when I was running my competition when looking for a name for my new Quilting Frame.

I have quilted it by hand using Perle` cotton which has given it a nice affect. I have put a hanging sleeve on the back and it is now ready to hang in the Burra Art Gallery for the exhibition.

Here finally, is my finished Pinwheel Quilt. While it is no masterpiece I am happy with how it has turned out for my first pieced quilt. I enjoyed doing the binding by hand and found it to be quite relaxing.
The fabric in a couple of places did bunch up as I was quilting it but it's only minor. I have asked some quilting ladies from my quilting group why this might have happened and I have some great tips and ideas to use when I quilt my next quilt.


Lucky-1 said...

Welcome back!!!!:D

Can I have the bag on the left if they don't sell????? Can I ....can I???? Huh? Huh?

Lovely work Deb.

clare's craftroom said...

Beautiful items . Sorry the bag will definately sell .

Home Made By Sallyanne said...

very nice indeed and I love Ted's new bed

Margarita said...

You have been Busy with no computer, maybe i should turn mine off for a while as well, might get more work done. Everything is gorgeous, love the pinwheel, lovely colours

Renny's little things said...

Hey Debs
I am so glad you have finally finished my birthday pressies!! The wall hanging will fill up that little space on the empty wall just nice and you said it wouldn't go with my colours!! Now the little pin wheel quilt could go on the spare bed or maybr the end of Rhiannons bed no wait my bed. Oh I am so going to love balling up and hiding under it. Thanks again and you know my address so I will just wait a week or so for it to arrive.

Lovely work Debs
Geniene XXX

Oh and Lucky Debs said I could have the bag.

Karen's Korner said...

Nice to have you back on the air. I think we have all had an experience of what we think - or have been told by someone - about "plug and play". They never work without someone having to come to the rescue that has a rocket science degree!!!!!!!

You certainly have not wasted the time - those goodies look great.

Tozz said...

Debs its good to have you back and you have done some very nice things. I think both bags will sell and the quilts have turned out beautifully. Wish I lived close by and I would come and sort your computer out for you :)

Debs said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. It is nice to be back :)

Now Geniene leave your mailman alone and don't go annoying him. I can't seem to find your address!!

If you are a wizard with computers Vicki, I will pay your air fare to get you here. LOL.

Bags...........well I just can't seem to get enough of them. Does it show?? I do hope they sell and if they do I will have fun getting more fabric and doing it all over again.

Allison's Page said...

Your work is very beautiful, I love both bags, actually I love all the things in this post, good luck & have fun at the Exhibition