27 March 2010
26 March 2010
I'm hoping to put Bullseye on the doover (quilting frame) tonight. The flannel backing has been purchased
and pieced together with a piano key strip along the centre.
Labels have been stitched on the embroidery machine
Threads still to be trimmed. The first label photo shows the colour of the thread better.
We've been invited out for dinner tomorrow night so that gives me a bit more quilting time as I won't have to cook and we'll enjoy the night with our friends. I love weekends.
22 March 2010
Progress has been made on Bullseye - finished sewing the strip triangles on Saturday afternoon just before John and I went to see "Avatar" 3D (which we both enjoyed, although I had my eyes shut quite often).
Yesterday, after ironing etc, I sewed the triangles into squares and trimmed them.
The blocks are sewn together and some of the bullseyes have been machine blanket-stitched - haven't had a machine that sews blanket-stitch before and I love it. Tonight I'm hoping to finish sewing on the bullseyes and start on the borders - narrow black/white spot border and then lime green piano keys.
Our on-line group's first swap opening for 2010 was last Friday - the theme was Leanne Beasley. I was lucky because I received my beautiful present from Jenny when I arrived in Kingaroy. Jenny made me a basket liner (which I've always wanted) and there was another surprise when I arrived home - Jenny had sent me a basket.
Jenny liked the design so much she made one for herself.
My other partner was Bec and I combined two Leanne Beasley patterns to make her a block keeper - "Flowers for Erica" for the stitcheries and LB's block keeper pattern from Homespun No 28.
Finished stitching Block 3 of Tail Feathers last night
These blocks are so sweet - Baby Tail Feathers is due in 7 weeks.
18 March 2010
I am on holidays and last night returned from a fantastic 6 day stay in Queensland with my dear friend Diann. On Friday we travelled to Kingaroy (via visiting my brother and a couple of other stops) and spent the weekend with Helen, Jenny, Teresa and Tereasa at The Quilter's Rest. Teresa and Tereasa have some great photos on their blogs of The Quilter's Rest and what they were making. So relaxing to be able to sew or do whatever you feel like without having to worry about cooking, housework etc and have such a great time with friends.
08 March 2010
06 March 2010
04 March 2010
This is the last large stitchery piece in Block 1 of Bronwyn Hayes's "The Wish Quilt" - this was in Homespun magazine at the end of 2008. It has been in the cupboard 3/4 done for many months, so I took it to work a couple of weeks ago to finish off as my lunchtime stitching. Now this stitchery is done, I can start to piece the block together and decide on the fabrics for the appliques.
Third block in our on-line group's 12-1/2" BOM is Jacob's Ladder.