Sunday, July 17, 2016

Christmas skirt...the back

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!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Christmas blocks assembled

Here they are, put together. I decided to set them in all directions, so it doesn't matter what way around the skirt goes.

Friday, July 15, 2016

ATC Friday

A few ATCs to show - these are both sets which I've started, and two other people have worked on.

Both use text as backgrounds - I reallylike text as backgrounds.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday

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

Christmas blocks

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

A little Christmassy action

As promised, some blocks made from the Christmas fabrics shown earlier this week. Watch this space.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

A quick longarm job...

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

ATC Friday

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

Cotton Robin...sort of

I received my finished quilt from the Cotton Robin round robin - and it's really gorgeous. However, we haven't had our formal unveiling yet, so I can't show it. This is the back. Just to tease you a bit!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Cross Stitch Update

A bit more progress here - you can see the mad hatter really taking shape here. Slowly but surely!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday

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

Upcoming project

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

Secret Sewing

It's always annoying when you have a day's worth of sewing, but you can't show it. Here's a bit of a sneak peek.  More later, someday!

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Boxes of Quilt Tops

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

ATC Friday

Another couple of ATCs, again these are round robins - cards which have been worked on by three people. I was the middle person in these two sets, so you can see all three stages of a card's development.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Another Quilt to Show

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

Cross Stitch Mystery

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

Trunk Show Tuesday

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

Tiny Sneak Peek

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). 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Black and Neutral Novelties - II

Not the same set of blocks assembled as yesterday - from the same master set, but these are the rest of the blocks. Two little quilts, similar, but not the same. This one is also now waiting for a border.