Curvy rail fence
Wanted to add a load of pics I took at the Birmingham Quilt Show. The quality of the work was just mind blowing and if I get half way to that quality I will be pleased.
My new machine and quilting frame arrived on time from the Cotton Patch and I have already had the machine up and running and am very pleased with it. The frame is a bit different. Once unpacked I realised that the 'Professional Carriage' that was supposed to be there was not. After a couple of emails and a phone call, it will be on it's way to me, via the States I think, but will take a wee bit of time. In the meantime my husband decided that it would be a good idea to varnish the frame before assembly. Trying to find varnish in Muscat is hard enough but trying to find a shop open that sells varnish during the Eid holiday is impossible! Finally bought some at the last place I went to and I am happy to report that the varnishisng is nearly finished.
I am hoping that assembly will follow soon and I shall be starting to quilt my first big quilt, the black and white model made for our bedroom colour sheme here in Oman.
I was lucky enough to win the Block Lotto draw for July and have received 40 odd blocks all in various tones of blue, green and purple. I have pieced them together with grey tie dye and am very pleased with the result. Having a bit of trouble trying to get a suitable backing for it though so that is a work in progress.
Just pieceing a smaller pink number for Imogen, the latest grand daughter and that is coming along nicely.
I must add that the fabric selection here in Oman is amazing. Just about every type imaginable is available and generally at very reasonable prices. Trouble is I cannot go into a fabric shop and come out empty handed! so the quilting stash is growing daily.