Had to get a bit creative with the back of the piece, as I didn't have quite enough of the deer fabric to make a big enough backing. So I threw in a couple of other Christmas fabrics I did have. It's the back; it won't really be seen anyway!
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Another oldie - this was a small wallhanging made originally to hang in a friend's downstairs toilet - it's laid out on a black blackground - the metallic squares border is the outside border. No idea where it is now, as I know the colour scheme of said toilet is totally changed!
Monday, July 11, 2016
And here they are - laid out on the floor haphazardly. Not sure about the orientation; I might make them radiate out from the centre a bit more. The centre block is plain as that's where the hole will be for the tree trunk...
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Ok, not so much. Lana (my longarm friend, who is Bewitching Stitching) and I reckon she's had this one in her cupboard for about two years. But because she is local and we are friends, what I do is take her a pile of non-urgent stuff, to be spaced out over a number of months. And then, what I frequently do is bring her other stuff which has to be finished to deadlines in between, so the backup stuff gets shoved to the bottom of the pile. Anyway. This top is ancient and that was before it sat at her house for two years. But now, it's quilted And if I put some binding on it, it will make an excellent present for someone, on some occasion.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Some ATC round robin cards where I was the last player to add anything. These bird cards were quite subtle, so I didn't want to add anything really in your face; I did a little stamping int he background.
and with these butterfly cards, I merely aded a heart and a dragonfly to round it off.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Another oldie - apparently this was made in Spring 2001. It uses a standard sort of triangle block, except I intentionally joined them so that the points would get wiped out a little, to make them look like trees.
Still in use, though - modelled by a sleeping teenager.
Monday, July 04, 2016
So, my next sewing project really must be to get blocks made for a Christmas tree skirt I want to make for someone. I want to give it in person, so it needs to be done well before Christmas. Here are the fabrics I intend to use - I'm not doing anything complicated, so the blocks shouldn't really take long. In theory.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
Saturday, July 02, 2016
It's a bit of a challenge to find something to blog at the moment - I've not being doing a huge amount of sewing lately, and a couple of the things I've been working on, I can't really show! Soon, though, perhaps this weekend, I will spend some serious time stitching. I hope. Perhaps I should show the Scout trousers I hemmed up - now THAT would be thrilling! Anyway, I have a box of Project Linus tops which need borders adding to them...
and I have a box of quilt tops which are NOT for Project Linus, which may, eventually, someday, get made into quilts as gifts or to keep. Don't hold your breath. If you want to see what's in these latter boxes, the tab at the top of my blog which says "Quilt tops" will take you there...
Friday, July 01, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
This is a quilt I made not all that long ago for a friend and co-worker of Geoff's. She was kind enough to recently send me a photo of the quilt in situ - she brings it out for spring & summer (or what would be spring and summer if the British weather would cooperate!). Doesn't it look sweet? I still am really fond of this quilt, made from blocks won in the Block Lotto.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
As I've done practically no stitching this week, I thought I'd share a link to a new mystery I've signed up to. Three parts, it's a Hallowe'en theme - who knows, I might even get it stitched by Hallowe'en (but let's not put money on that, shall we?). Supplied, as usual, by my excellent enabler, Karla at The Patchwork Rabbit.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The next oldie in my book - scrappy Puss In The Corner, made for my mum for her birthday in 2001, apparently. This one is probably hanging about her house somewhere, too. When I'm there this summer, I'll have to dig out all the quilts I've made and photograph them!
Once again, the quilting is really simple; I've moved on a lot since then!
Monday, June 27, 2016
Over the weekend, I quilted a mini quilt for the Cotton Robin, a round robin I take part in every year (so far). We can't show the pieces we are working on in any meaningful detail, but I can assure you that this sneak peak is really not a meaningful detail. Soon I'll be able to show all the pieces I worked on (4 of them - my centre block, a first round addition, a second round addition and this one, which I quilted, bound and put a hanging sleeve and label on).