Quilting

Marita

Introduction

Hi I’m Marita. This blog will be about my love of all things quilting; maybe some recipes; probably a bit of a whinge now and then about life in general…..

Favourite things in the main – but I’ll try to keep up with the changing trends in regards to quilty things even if they’re not exactly my flavour. Modern stuff is not really my cup of tea, but I still admire some of it. And I’m lucky to be friends with quilty people who are very talented, some of them do everything under the sun with regards to their stitching.

People amaze me. Some people in particular……I have to say my husband amazes me most of all. He is the most wonderful person I know. Still drives me crazy occasionally, but he puts up with me, so obviously has the patience of a saint.

And today, I have to go add more products to my site to get it live at last. Being offline for 2 days has been a study in stress…..you can expect to see changes over the coming weeks, whilst I figure out different things. I hope you’ll keep coming back to share the journey.

free motion quilt play

Family Life

Between the Husband having a Big O Birthday, kids going for job interviews, one kid getting burnt to a crisp (he’d put a cooked lobster in the shade), jobs around the house, cooking, website issues, right now I don’t know if I’m coming or going.

No happy place sewing for me today, not even this week….. I haven’t even been able to put the Juki back on the table since the weekend.

But I did think I could show you what I was doing up till now, keeping busy practising and at least doing something worthwhile.

At a recent meeting of Scquilters (Southern Cross Quilters), Marie Lee came to talk to us. She has led an amazing life, and at the moment is the President of Vic Quilters. She also runs the Very Snuggly Quilt Program, which donates quilts to the Royal Childrens Hospital here in Melbourne. Many, Many Quilts!

So – to feel useful, I have been quilting some baby quilts. Here are a couple. It was FUN!

 

Happy Place

Quilting is my happy place.

Especially now I have my Juki! I’ve never known it to be so easy to quilt.

It’s all so much easier – piecing accurately is a breeze, although I’m still working out how to get the Clearly Perfect Angles to attach in such a way that I don’t have to peel it off every time I change the bobbin, or remove the table to pack up for the night.  The Juki facebook page is awesome, so many lovely people with suggestions to help me out. I haven’t had time to implement them yet, but that’s definitely on the agenda. Not having to mark a diagonal line on every square when I’m making HST’s just makes life so much easier. I know most of the time eyeballing is enough, but once they get bigger than about 3 inches square, I need something – especially if I’ve got loads to do.

Can’t speak highly enough of this machine. It’s a gem. Here is a bit of playing I’ve done ….. I know, the i  in my name looks like an ‘e’.  I’ll keep trying.

free motion quilting example
Free Motion quilting play

 

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