Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Finishing Border.

Multi fabric half square triangles and the borders are made - and attached. It finished at 58". I'm going to use a grey with a black sprig shirting on the back so that it stays with the masculine look that it has. I enjoyed working with the blues,navy, black and grey fabrics. Quite a change from my usual quilts.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


All stitched together. The pattern is called Valley Forge and is available from Somerset.  I pieced it on the machine and it went together quickly. There is still the border to be sewn which is made up of 1/2square triangles.
Today was warm,sunny and bright. The mornings and nights are cooler now 'Autumn' is here. I don't think they'll be many more days over 30.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wool and Cotton

Some sashing with corner blocks , an inner and outer border and the top's all finished. With the applique all wool this was quick to sew.
It's a lovely bright sunny day and 26C. You can see how blue the sky is at the top of the photo. I hung the backing behind the quilt but it's still to be quilted.


Friday, March 15, 2013

Stars through the Day

I've been sewing on the machine and making my Stars through the day. This is all the 6" size. I still have the 9" and the 12" stars to make.

and in the evenings I've been sewing my wool and the 4 centre blocks of 'The Bundling Board' are finished. Working with the felted wool is lovely. I don't know why it took me so long to start this pattern. Looking at this photo reminds me to turn them 3 of them the right way round. Only the star on the top right block is facing the way it should.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Indoor Days

The thermometer on the verandah is showing 37C. It's been over 30C for 7days and 3 more days of it is expected. I do like it warm rather than cold but I can do without the hot days. The house has stayed quite nice with the blinds shut on the outside but about 4pm the air-conditioning goes on.
I've finished No 2 block of The Bundling Board.I always enjoy working with the wool.

Something new started. I bought Parson Gray 's range of fabric called Curious Nature and found a pattern recently that I thought would suit the fabrics which is really the wrong way round. It's greys and black, and navy and blue [turquoise]. Here are the first few stars that are make in 3 sizes.

and I've finished the applique on the centre of the Mosaics quilt. You've seen bits of this before but not for a while. I took the photo indoors so it's a bit dull. Wasn't game enough to go out in the sun to get a brighter one.

Next is a border of hexagon flowers on the pattern but this may change.