Sunday, October 28, 2012

While the Cat’s away….

I really mean when the Hubby’s away! Hubby is off at Fire Camp, playing Fire Engines so I've been enjoying the house to myself.

Various Fire Vehicles from around Northland, before heading off to Fire Camp
So I decided that I'd quilt my second "Made in Cherry" star quilt. It's so nice not having to stop to cook meals etc!
I have been putting this off as I couldn't decide how to quilt it. But in the end I chose very simple quilting, not too dense so that the quilt will be nice and soft when finished.
Quilting in the ditch around the red star.
I just bounced around the red squares (freemotion), then stitched in the ditch around the outside of the star. For the background I decided that loopy loops would work.
Loopy loop quilting on the yellow background.
The quilting is not perfect, but I like how it's getting better. Freemotion is really about practise, and I have to remind myself that it takes time. I do like what I'm doing, and I'm enjoying it! And that's what quilting is for me. Having fun and making stuff, not creating perfection.

All Quilted! Squaring up and binding next.
When I took these photos off my camera, I also found these from last weekend. They are of the R Tucker Thompson sailing boat. It sailed from Onerahi wharf to Little Munro Bay last weekend. Hubby was disappointed that all the tickets had been sold before he heard about it, so we didn't sail. But we did go and see it off. I was pleased we didn't go that day as it was overcast with rain threatening as you can see from the sky. Not like this weekend it is so sunny it feels like Summer and not Spring. 
All aboard!
Sailing past Limestone Island
Sailing down the Harbour (Whangarei Heads in the background)
Hope you all had a great weekend, bye


  1. Your quilting looks great! You got the practice thing sorted for yourself.....because that's what gets you better at anything.....I tell myself that when I am cooking!! Hehe....

  2. Your quilting looks great. It is always smart practising whatever you are doing. Hugs Jofrid

  3. Fantastic quilting. Well done you



  4. You have reminded me that my Made In Cherry quilt is still sitting, waiting for some sort of quilting inspiration. I really like the design you chose for the star... I know it has a proper name, just can't think of it at the moment... might just need to put this one onto the quilting schedule!

  5. Quilt looks fabulous and the photos were beautiful!

  6. I like your words of wisdom about quilting - sometimes I need to take a step back and remember that I do it because I enjoy it and if I'm not having fun, I must not be doing something right! And it looks so good quilted. Isn't it neat how every step you take makes it just that much better?

  7. I love your quilt Leeann and the quilting is lovely. I always have this dilemma and that is why I have so many incomplete quilts at my house. You have inspired me to just start and to start with something simple. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and your journey with us.


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