Saturday, November 24, 2012

Life has been busy

It has been a very busy month. My new Grand daughter, Indie Alexis arrived on the 8th Nov. while my brother was visiting from Scotland. Mum and baby are both well.
I have slowly been making the surrounding blocks for the Sundial quilt. They are smaller than the centre ones and seems to take longer when I have to make 4 of each one.

While I was at Stitch n Chat last Friday at Somerset, we were all given a mini Charm Square collection of Field Mates and asked to make 'something' with them. They measured 2 1/2" square, so I made 1/2 square triangles by putting a square of the same size in cream on top, drawing a diagonal line, sewing 1/4" either side of it, cutting down the middle and viola! all ready to sew together. I managed to find some old fabric from the same designers, Alma Allen and Barbara Adams, for the borders and my Grandaughters now have a quilt each for their doll's prams.

I've decided this needs to get finished so I have these two branches to needleturn to finish Vine No. 7

Will show you the result when I get it done. 


Every Stitch said...

Love all your work! The sundial blocks are beautiful - worth all the effort I'm sure :)
Every Stitch

WoolenSails said...

I am always amazed at the new things you make and the beautiful work that you do.


Sue said...

Loving those sundial blocks. It will be amazing when finished.
Congratulations to the new edition to your family, she is going to love the dolly quilt one day.

antique quilter said...

the sundial blocks are really beautiful, that quilt will be another heirloom when you finished.
Always happy to see the vine blocks
love your colors...

Heather said...

A new grandaughter, how wonderful. The sundial blocks are lovely, it is going to be a fabulous quilt.

Janet said...

Love the little hst quilt. Doll quilts get lots of use from my experience :0) Great progress on your vine panel - the look is very different with the seam allowance showing.

Nancy in MT said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you Dorothy!