08 June 2011

Sweet

Over the weekend I finished off the double hourglass quilt top (block design from Cluck Cluck Sew) using Sweet fabrics and some Moda Bella Solid in a lovely baby yellow that I bought from Bec a couple of months ago.



The quilt has turned out quite large (83-1/2" sq) and I'm now thinking about how to quilt it.  I need to find somewhere at home to photograph larger quilts and start using John's camera so that the colours show up better in the photos - the colours in this fabric range are really lovely, not washed out as in these photos.

There has also been a bit of secret sewing/stitching happening at home.

I am finally making headway with The Wish Quilt - sewing the heart appliques and floral spray filler blocks at lunchtimes and the chequerboard blocks have all been made, so maybe another couple of weeks and this quilt top will be together.

While I was away I started stitching block one of the Gingham Girls "My Favourite Things" quilt - love stitching these girls.  I've come across a couple of mistakes in the patterns - block 1:  thread used for face and hands should be 3859; block 2: background for applique needs to be cut 1/2" longer.

This coming weekend is a long weekend here in NSW.  We will be going to Sydney on Sunday to have dinner with our children and their partners.  So looking forward to seeing Michael and Peta - Michael proposed to Peta on Monday and she said yes - we are thrilled to bits, tickled pink, over the moon ...

6 comments:

Yvette said...

WOW!! That is just beautiful!!

Congrats to the happy couple.

Lorraine said...

I love the hourglass top .....and congratulations to the happy couple! Sounds like a great excuse for a family dinner! I am taking Friday off to have a long-long weekend...! Didn't get a chance to do any stitching last weekend..so hopefully the sewing room will become my home for at least one of the days this weekend. You have been very busy with your stitching!

Sue W ♥ said...

your quilt is looking great and the yellow realy suits....good choice.
Congratulations to the newly engaged couple, looking forward to the wedding pics

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lynda.....your top is just so gorgeous.....love the border...

Sarah said...

Lots of sewing goings on at your place!
And, the engagement news! How WONDERFUL! And, about time too lol! Give them my congratulations xx

Bec said...

It's just so gorgeous and perfect for what you are going to use it for. Love the border you choose!

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