Firstly: I changed my name to www.bonjourquilts.com. Well, my URL. You know what I mean.
I've been meaning to change for a while and the demise of Google Reader was the push I needed. So please do update any links that you need to.
Secondly: no more Google Reader come 1st of July. If you're an aggregating type you'll need to find yourself a new platform.
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It's been a bit boring around here, just a whole lot of this since our shipping container arrived from France a few weeks ago:
At least someone enjoys unpacking boxes:
The rest of us, not so much. So I've given myself a very nice incentive to get it done:
This is my NEW MACHINE!! *hyperventilates, pokes self in eye with seam ripper*
I've jumped ship from Bernette to Janome; I hope she lives up to my high expectations. I'll be sure to let you know once I get her out of the box.
A few lovely commenters on my Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show post reminded me that I didn't show you my purchases, so let me correct that.
For some reason Marg and I found ourselves very drawn to the Japanese themed booths - I picked up these various cuts with the idea of making some new lounge room cushion covers.
I am also pulling bits and pieces together to make a low value quilt of some sort - these will go towards that collection. (For the non-quilters, by low value I mean low colour value, not that I'm making a cheap and nasty blanket.)
Continuing on with fabric news - I've just ordered some vinyl from the US to re-cover our dining room chairs (see tartan in first photo). Cats, children and fabric-upholstered seating don't play well together.
I found some pictures from last year and realised I hadn't shown you the Christmas gift I made for a lovely French friend who was very good to our family while we were there. She really loved this quilt:
And this one:
So I combined the fabrics from the first with the design of the later, et voilà:
The backing is a print from Dear Stella's Ikebana called Medallion in White (with a thin border of Tiles in Charcoal from the same line). Quilting was a simple grid down the centre of all the sashing lengths.
It's lap sized and my friend seemed quite happy with it.
Hopefully I'll have some more sewing, Janome sewing, to show you in the near future. Until then, have a great weekend!