Monday, December 22, 2014

This Year's Finishes

I thought I'd look back and see what I had made and finished this year. The first three quilts I started in 2013 but were finished this year. Quilted and bound. 

Lori's Big Top Pattern.

Sandra Boyle's Peony Medallion

Jan Patek's Coxcomb and Stars

This year I started and finished the following.
Solomon's Temple Block
I think I'll call it 96 Pieces, still to be quilted.

Sue Ambrose's Briar Hill
still to be quilted.

Di Ford's Sutton Grange
quilted and bound.

Karen Styles Chintz Hexi's
still to be quilted.

Irene Blank's Message in a Bottle
booked in for quilting in Feb.

Marg Sampson-George - Crib Quilt
quilted and bound and wrapped for Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you All.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I've been doing a little sewing..

...throughout the year and not showing it on my blog, until now. I first saw these blocks
here and just liked them so much I knew I would make them one day. Meredithe drew up the block for me with all the measurements and I never realised until I saw the draft that there are 96, yes 96 pieces in each block.  It's been slow going but I am really happy to have it finally finished.

I have used a large selection of different blacks, blues, reds and shirtings. Just one question to ask... Do I add a border and if so what colour?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's been a while

My last post had a picture of this bundle of fabric from the range Bella Suede Collection by P&B Textiles, Basics. A collection of bright tone-on-tone colours.

and this is what I have come up with after several days of thinking, several days of cutting and many more days of sewing. I finally finished it last night. It is almost 60" square. The first photo was taken with just the lights in the room on....

and this photo is with the camera flash on.

I got a new camera for my birthday which will take a bit of time to work out if I'm ever game enough to switch off the Auto button. The camera informed me the flash was needed but I think the clear colours in the first photo are closer to the actual colours. Here are a couple of close-ups of the fabrics so that you can see the designs.


and todays job has been completed. It's that time of the year again.

and my Christmas Cactus quilt is up too.