Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A New Sampler

I have really enjoyed finishing this X stitch off. Before I discovered Patchwork I spent a lot of time sewing xstitches. This one has been sitting in my cupboard for quite a while and I love how it has turned out. I've been considering t-dyeing it, to give it an aged look, but I would lose the delicate colours of the flowers in the border so it will remain as it is and age naturally.

I've also found another one, an Alphabet Sampler, can I fit another one in? with all my other UFO's. My title is so very right, Yes, I have a new sampler and Yes, I have found another new one to sew.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A New Start

I bought a new pattern a couple of weeks ago and decided to make a start. It is called the Scrapbook Quilt. It will be a mixture of a cotton background and felted wool applique. The centre squares are only 4" finished and if I prepare them now for sewing it will give me a hand project for on the go. Ideal!
I have been seeing an icon on several blogs 'I have taken the pledge' and the idea is for people showing there work and progress and not just finished quilts. I don't know who started it but I like the idea of it ,so here is a photo of my Start.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Postman delivered

Today I came home to a parcel beside the front door.I had done a little shopping online but it wasn't my new fabric, it was a parcel from Amy with my Swap Bag.
I joined a bag swap with a group online. Here is a photo of my new bag. Isn't it just great.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Round Robin

I took part in a Round Robin in 2009 with Julie, Marilyn and Kathi.
We had to make a 6" square for the middle and send it on. Each following
round was 3" wide. Any special colours or dislikes you could state, but
each round was your own choice of pattern and colour but the fabrics used
had to be reproduction.

I have finally taken the time to quilt and bind it and just love what
everyone added to my centre and how it looks finished.

This years Round Robin was slightly different with Kirsten,Dawn,Kathi,Ardis
and myself. It was also smaller with a 3" centre and 1 1/2"wide rounds. If
there were too many seams a plain border could to be added. There are 2 plain
borders in mine which makes it altogether splendid. The photo was taken before
I got it framed.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Working with Wool

I finished off a little quilt I made with felted wool today, after going to a Sue Spargo workshop,

here in Aus. at Amitie quiltshop, last year.

I have now booked in to go to this years workshop in August and thought I'd better finish this one before I do the next class.

My little wallhanging is the centre block of Sue's Ginger Grove quilt, a definite favourite of mine.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Civil War Brides Quilt

I have been working on the borders and not doing any other sewing for the last week or so.

I wanted to get my borders finished and attached to the centre blocks. To tell the truth I've been quite lazy, watching the French Open and sewing and now it is finished.

As you will see I have added a few local inhabitants to my quilt, I never do the same as a someone else's pattern or quilt.