Saturday, 31 December 2011
I didn't make all the quilts in my head because 324 is a bit much in one year but I did make some quilts, quilt tops & knickers that I and thankfully the people I gave some of them to (not the knickers) really like.
I only have 2 aims for 2012 - continue to quilt because I love it and use up some of the fabric I love that I have been hoarding. My work in progress list is down to 4 which is unheard of for me so I am going to spend the next couple of days planning some new quilts so expect a post on that and a giveaway as part of my "Year of the Stash" project for 2012.
Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day on Lilys Quilts.
Happy New Year!
Friday, 30 December 2011
I bought the fabrics 18 months ago and have been making HSTs every so often for the last 9 months or so.
For some unknown reason I decided that the 3 weeks before Christmas was the ideal time to finish this.
Thankfully it quilted really easily!
I love this one!
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Remember this quilt I made my Granny for her 80th birthday?
I decided to make her a cushion to go with it for her Christmas present.
Fabric are all Tanya Whelan Delilah on the front and Amy Butler on the envelope back. I am really pleased with how it went except for the missed line of quilting I have just noticed now I have taken a photo :( .
I see a lot more cushions in mine (and my nearest and dearest's) futures.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
There wasn't a lot of sewing this month but I am really pleased with what I did get done including finishing a quilt and almost a quilt top as well as a lot of trimming of triangles and a little hexagon making.
Linking up with Lily Quilts Fresh Sewing Day
and I just about qualify for the Small Blog Meet
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Pattern: Wild Thing by Camille Roskelley
Fabric: Momo Oddyssea & a creamy white solid (can't remember which one)
Backing: Pieced Momo Oddyssea in an attempt to use some of my stash
Quilting: 1/4 " outline on the white bits - note to self for future reference this took forever
Thursday, 24 November 2011
And a prize - 6 mini charms packs from I'm a Ginger Monkey's lovely Quilt Market giveaway.
Now I just need to decide what to make with it all - answers on a postcard please (or in the comments box below!)
PS - check out this exciting news from Katy, Lynne & the Fat Quarterly gang - it has made my
Sunday, 20 November 2011
First up is my last Bee Block for Fresh Modern Bee 2 is for Yvonne from Nellies Niceties
I am hoping this looks like the tulip I had in mind. . . . .
And to finish off the Bee - a mosaic of all the blocks I made. Hopefully I will be posting a finished quilt top of the blocks made for me by the end of the year.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
So this week I am hoping to:
1. Make 2 more hexagon flowers - thanks for checking up on me Nicky!
2. Get the sashing cut for my Bee Quilt
3. Finish outline quilting the white on the Wild Thing Quilt
4. Finish trimming the Tilda Triangles
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
Backing is done, binding is made and quilt is basted and ready for lots and lots of straight line quilting.
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Hmm not much progress made on my hexagons at sewing club at Millie Moon. Too much talking, not enough sewing!
I did get some trimming done on my Tilda half square triangles though.
This little bundle of fabric seems to have purchased itself last night (probably when I was too busy talking!)
However progress has been made on my husbands quilt and the top is finished. Thanks for all the suggestions. Hopefully I can get some better photos when I baste it on Friday
Saturday, 3 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
August has involved a lot of trimming of blocks
very quite restrained amount of stashing at Festival of Quilts
A Bee Block or two
Laying out quilt designs.
And making lots of blocks
Linking up with Lily Quilts Fresh Sewing Day
and Small Blog Meet-up
Here's to September!
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
This Bee started out as Quilt as you go but in the end only half of the blocks used this method. I now have tried most of the different ways of quilting as you go so hopefully can put this into practice again.
Friday, 26 August 2011
That lady was Lynne of Lily Quilts fame and the Bee was Fresh Modern Bee 2. November was my month but I haven't got around to putting everything together and blogging about it until now.
Any doubts I ever had about joining a Bee soon went out the window when these fabulous blocks started arriving in the post.
|Little Island Quilting and Sew Justine Sew|
|Petits Elefants and Where the Orchids Grow|
|Lola Blue Ocean and Fissiett|
|Shiner's View and Quilt Happie|
|The Nellies - Reene and Yvonne|
|Pioneer Valley Girl and Lily Quilts|
|Chickenfoot and Scruffycat|