Sunday, June 28, 2015

and June is nearly gone.

Almost half way through the year. I'm convinced each year gets faster.
This week's Time-Warp Stars are with fabric called Fancy Machine Grounds. In other words it's all about the background and the small design that shows behind the main print. I'm finding out just how much I look, really look - or not, at a fabric when I buy it. I really like the two fabrics I have used this week but they have been in my stash for a while and remain unused although I may have a spot to use the top one.


and also for June, the next block for Under the Cherry Tree.
Wimbledon and the tennis for the next two weeks. I have prepared the next block to sew while I watch and will get on with my Mrs Millar's Journey block.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Happy with a finish.

I made this quilt last year, a block at a time. I saw the blocks  Here a couple of years ago and Meredithe  kindly draw up the measurements for me. It took me most of the year to make the blocks as there are 95 pieces in each one and I just love it. I got it back from being quilted and put the binding on this week.

This week's Time Warp Stars have used Blotch-Ground chintzes. Where the colour doesn't quite fill the space it's meant to.


The shortest day has passed and we are heading back to Summer and warm sunny days. Hopefully it will arrive early like this Winter did.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


In the last two weeks I have made Time Warp Stars with Neat Stripes and for this week, White Ground Chintzes. The red with the black stripe is a piece of antique fabric I bought a while ago and the 'pink' with the tulips is more of a peach colour. It was a 10" square of fabric that was never quite the right shade, that kept going back in the stash, but has now found a place of it's own.

This weeks two Stars are Chintzes, both polished and cotton. The star on the right has lost most of it's sheen because I washed the fabric.

and a change from the last blog. Three finished. They will surround the big red flowers but the baskets will be on the outside edge. The background fabric has a pattern so I have sewn the applique on to keep it running in the same direction after I sew the blocks together.

The weather has been rather chilly so it is lovely to stay in and stay warm and sew.