Today I'm working on the new Janome Horizon. Its wonderful, I trialed it in Houston and Its the best machine for the genre I work in. I think the first thing you notice are the huge bank of lights, I can count 5 halogen lights.  There is the luxury of space on this machine… Sitting…

Finished the illustrations.

Done….. I've finished the illustrations for this quilt, now I can post it off…. whoopee. I'll explain again these are illustrations I found in my Mothers sketch book… she did them in 1994. I think she might have copied some of them…. (from photos or other illustrations…) but no doubt she added her own shading…

Illustrating fabric and an absolute bargain…

I have 6 more buildings to finish and the job is done… Someone asked me how I was going to quilt this quilt… well, I'm not…. this is for someone else's quilt. BUT the way I would quilt is with smoke mono filament on the top and grey Superior Masterpiece thread in the bobbin. Of…

 

Fabric Illustration.

I've had to put the Aggy aside while I work on four important programs that need to be out in a week…. This is a small part of one of them…. I'm illustrating on fabric…. It's an Australian theme and this is one of my Mums illustrations from her sketchbook… I've decided to add them…

Designing, eating and having a wonderful time.

I started the day by doing this drawing. I would like to complete a watercolor for each project I do this year. (2011) I think it helps me with the harmony and creation of the piece. The placement of this piece is similar to  the quilt… it's dimensional by standing in front of the very…

I had help today.

I sewed a little today…. early morning quilting and then I had to make tablecloths and napkins later in the day. I had help… a little bundle slept next to the sewing machine fast asleep on a vintage quilt. As I write another baby is being born into the family…. this one is two weeks…

Quilting the background.

I should have achieved more today… this was done at 6.00 am this morning. But it's Christmas and there are a lot of extra curricular activities.. I began by quilting with smoke mono filament . I didn't like it. I changed threads and used a blending color cotton. I really just want to add texture…

Questions

Some of you have asked questions re- the project, so I thought I would answer for all to see. Susan asked : "What is an Aggy for those who are not knowledgeable about plants?" Agapanthus is commonly known as "Lily of the Nile", but it is not a lily and all of the species are…