Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bag for the Teacher

My daughter wanted me to make a gift for her library teacher who will be away for the rest of the school year. I did not have much time as it needed to be done by tomorrow.

So this is what I managed to do in such short notice and without a pattern.

I love making bags and have a few in mind for next time.. keep tuned.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Basket Applique Quilt & Kits

Here is another UFO started long time ago (probably 10 years ago !) which with a bit of effort on my part could be finished soon.  I have gone back to it this week by preparing the pieces in one corner of the border.
The pieces are fairly large so it won't be too hard to progress. I am using needle-turn applique, my favourite method.


I received my order from Connecting Threads which my friend picked up for me while she was visiting the USA.  This company does not deliver to Australia, so whenever I get a chance I try to order their products.  They are very good quality and great prices.

The next big decision is, which kit  should I make first ?

I recommend this book for great ideas and fairly simple to use in almost any type of quilt.


I purchased a new camera a few days ago.  I have been playing with it in my Winter garden and took these photos later in the day when the light was not the best and yet the images turned out better than I expected.

So these are some of my camelias.... 

I think I'm going to have fun with my new toy !!! By the way it's a NIKON Coolpix S9300.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Farmers Wife blocks & bits /n pieces

It has been a while since I posted but today I have something to share with you.
These are the blocks made recently  by my friend Teresa in Portugal. She and I are doing a Farmer's Wife block swap.  

Here are some more blocks I received from Teresa. She also included a kit to make a pillow.
They are really nice and will match the ones I already have.

Like everyone else, I still have a few UFO's from long time ago. 
I found some pre-cut pieces for this Wedding Ring quilt, so I decided to put together the blocks.
I don't have any more of the fabrics so it will be some kind of a table topper or a little quilt to cover the foot stool.

I have been making my 'Secret' quilt, which actually has a name, but until I give it to the recipient I can't say much more but this is the back of the quilt.

It will all be revealed later in the year and the only clue I can give you is that it is music related...
We'll leave it at that...

And now for some music....

This track (Namaste India) is from a recent cd by Kenny G whom I have been following his music for many years but had not been exposed to the music of Rahul Sharma. I really like it.