Sunday, 13 April 2014

Shock!!!

Picked up the boys (grandies) from school a few days ago. Decided to get lunch on Semaphore Rd. Hat dogs for the boys and a trip further down the road to the Semaphore Bakehouse for a quiche each for Pete and me.

I was tol there was only one hot one, so said a would take a hot and a cold. Paid and drove home to North Haven. This was the shock! I cut them in half for the contrast in the photo. Ready?................

Surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so mad, drove all the way back with my 'shock'

Not even an apology until I requested one!! So disappointed. The quiches are always good. This was hard as.... Dry and not edible!

 

To happier things and quilty fun! This is today's playing.

Soooo cute. Must make more! All smiles now!

 

Friday, 4 April 2014

AT LAST!!!

A start has been made on my new quilt! I saw a beaut quilt designed by Sharon McConnell and had to purchase. I seldom use patterns designed bo others, but this is special and......... Weeeeelll I am having probs! Yay.... I'll persist. Something I love!

Fabrics waiting.............

 

Sorry about DARK pics taken in poor light at night, but you get an idea of what it is about!

Happy quilting!

 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

1/2" Hexie Madness!

I have had a busy week (maybe lazy?). Have spent very little time at the sewing machine. Poor Nina must be feeling neglected and unloved. She usually goes at a pace!

Instead Chino, Toti and I have sat around. They sleep while I do my hexies! Just loving it!

One on the couch and the other on the floor!

Chino

Soo cute, Toti

 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Solutions!!


I am making an effort this year to complete some UFO's. When I start a new quilt I work madly till all hours to get it made. But when I get stuck and cannot work out how to progress or achieve my vision I STOP!!

 

I wanted to tie these together, had an idea, but no idea how to do it!

After looking at it on my wall for days whilst I work on other things I decided just to do it!

I am really happy with the progress! Great to retrieve something from the too hard basket!

 

 

 

Had to appliqué each individually as I made them to ensure correct placement.

Another handy tool I used is a blue bendy ruler/thing!

I've had great fun!

When this is done and quilted a new one starts (fabric pull shown in a previous blog!)

Happy quilting all.

 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Untitled

 

From UFO to WIP!

I started this quilt four or five, maybe 6 years ago. I had seen a photo of a quilt like this in a magazine. With help from Chris Boxer, a round ruler and paper and pencil I learned how to draft these. I designed them as I went, then used appliqués to attach them to the background

But then after appliqué I got stuck. I wanted turcoise triangles flying around the quilt. After a bit of trying it went into the toooooo hard basket. No wonder I have sooooo many baskets!

Now I have pulled blues and dusted off the ruler! This is going to happen!!

 

Wish me luck.

Love to hear your comments!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Unused orphan blocks

I finished this log cabin quilt in December 2012, Cabin Fever.

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When pulling fabrics for the new quilt I found some orphan blocks. What to do? Spent a few hours putting this together. Great fun. Used a FQ of Rowan that I had purchased at my LQS. Could not leave the fabric in the shop!!

Happy with my little mat!

 

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