Thursday, 29 March 2012

I've been working on something a little different

These are three little girls that I have made ... they will be ready to paint over the weekend, so will have thair debut next week.  They stand about 5 - 6 inches tall.

I am also waiting for my order for Zentangle Kits and the new release from Zentangle - Zendalas - round tangle tiles with pre-marked mandala patterns on them.   I will let you all know as soon as they are available in my shop.

See you all soon ... happy tangling and quilting for now ... Jane x

Monday, 19 March 2012

I've been Quilting

I have been quilting on my longarm ... a customer's beautiful candlewick quilt.   Her request - those beautiful feathers that you do!  I am blown away that people think my quilting is nice and then send me their quilt tops to finish for them.   Thanks everyone of my lovely customers!

I have to say that I have really really enjoyed quilting this one - all that creamy expanse of fabric.

Have a great week everyone .... Jane x

 Edited to add photos of the quilt now that I have finished the quilting.   Sorry about the quality - it is a little windy here today.


Thursday, 15 March 2012

A little Colour

I thought you might like to see this ... it is easy to add some colour to your life and tangles ... I have made this little bookmark using Derwent Inktense coloured pencils and water - and had a lot of fun!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Want to Know How I do my BINDING

I have put a link on the top bar ... "Binding A Quilt - Tutorial"  

It is a step by step - with photographs - on how I bind my quilts.  I hope it helps you if you want to know how to do a nice flat binding.    I will have more tutorials throughout the year.   If you have any suggestions for tutorials - please leave me a comment, I would love to hear about what you want to know.

Happy Quilting.

Don't you love a good Edge to Edge?

I have had a busy weekend ... doing not much at all - lol!  Don't you have weekends like that, we need them to regenerate our creative resources so we can get on and do what we want and need to do.   Currently in my Quilting Room I am working on a Custom Quilt and will be able to show some pictures in a week or two!  In the meantime, I will bring you some other quilts I have done in the past.  

This lovely kaleidoscope quilt from one of my customers "K" came to life with this E2E quilting I did on it.  I used a white Superior So Fine thread. 

Edge to Edge quilting, otherwise known as Pantograph quilting or Allover quilting.   Sometimes it is the simplicity of a repetitive pattern that just makes a quilt look finished. 

Here is the back ... although there was a little backlight coming into the photo, you can still see the lovely little design.

So until next time ...
Happy Quilting & Tangling ... Jane x

Friday, 9 March 2012

The Winner Is ...

TRICIA ... well done Tricia, just send me your snail mail details and I will put the package in the post!
Random.Org gave me the number 13 - and Tricia was the 13th comment on my post.

I have also decided to give away another video and magazine combination to those who are listed in my followers ... the winner for this was Peta Graham (number 234).

I also noticed my visit ticker clicked over to 66,000 visits with over 186,000 page views.    I might just have another giveaway when we get to 200,000 page views, just for something fun!.

Thank you to everyone who commented, that visits, that lurks ... it is nice to know you all like to see my art.  I will be sharing more of my quilting with you all now that I am solely using this blog.   Hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend.    Jane x

Monday, 5 March 2012

The Giveaway

This is what I will be giving away:

A copy of Australian Quilters Companion Magazine together with my DVD - Learn Zentangle Inspired Quilting.
One Steam Erasable Pen
One Pair of Medium/Large Machingers
6 Superior Bottom Line Pre-Wound Bobbins
A little Zentangle Kit that includes a Sakura Pimga Pen, pencil and five Zentangle Tiles.

If you follow my blog, tell me why you would like to win this ... I will draw the winning name on Friday 9th March 2012.

Have a great week ... see you all on Friday....Jane x