Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monthly Catch-Up

Month 7 and another block from the Canton Village Blog BOM. Now that I've done a block without green I'll have to do one without red or maybe just a hint of red and lots of green.

This is my Sundial quilt with the blocks from Month 2 completed. I like how it's coming along. It's just all pieces, I haven't sewn any of the blocks together yet. I just pin them up as I make them and I'm rapidly running out of space. 

The next block is just that. I'm making a little quilt with it and it just needs some quilting and the binding done.

 My friend and I started this one last Sunday, it's Frost on the Ferns by the Blackbird girls, Alma and Barb. My one is all blue and brown and hers is all pink.The colours give it a totally different look. I haven't sewn a stitch on it yet and as you can see the freezer paper is hiding most of it. I've been spending the evenings sewing the binding on my Mary Brown quilt but it's not ready for a reveal, yet.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Just a preview

On Thursday I picked up my Mary Brown quilt from the quilter, Katrina. I am still to sew on the binding so just a preview in this strange light to show you some of the quilting. I love the swirls.

and large circles of more swirls and feathers. It is so lovely to look at and see all the different shapes and how much it all enhances the quilt.

Autumn has arrived and the days have cooled considerably. The Cyclamen have started shooting again and the pots of bulbs have come out from under the hedge.

Friday, March 16, 2012

If I'm not blogging I must be sewing.

I have been sewing but  it's not a quick project. Vine No 2 is finished and I decided to sew on the left hand border and two of the sashings. I really wanted to see if I had the right fabric for them. It was what I wanted but would it all go together and it has. It's exactly the look I was after.

I've included a close up too.

Now for Vine No3.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Just back from the quilter and the binding is on. The quilt is called A Little Porch Time by Lynda Hall. I am a member of a Yahoo primitive patchwork group online and we decided to make this quilt like a BOM, showing our blocks as they were made during 2010-11. It is mainly made with Brushed Cottons with some of the applique done in felted wool. It is a large quilt, hence the reason it is lying on the floor to be photographed.

I have also made a start to Karen Cunningham's, The Marriage Quilt. I am making it with felted wool applique on a cotton background. This will be the centre block.

Autumn has arrived and the heat of last weekend has gone and it is cool and
wet. The garden was desperate for a drink. Great days for staying in and sewing.