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).
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
This card didn't need much when it came to me, I thought, so I simply stamped a few dragonflies on it.
And this one was even harder to decide on - it was already quite full and had a lot of personality. In the end, I just went for a small frog in the corner.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Another oldie - a runner made to go on Geoff's dresser. The runner itself hasn't changed much:
though the floor of the bedroom has (the carpet is the old flooring).
These photos are old and not great colour quality, but you can see in the photo above a more accurate view of the colour. We have two different runners now, which we alternate, so there's a cover when one is in the wash, but the old one is still in use all these years later, and had this quilt come up in the trunk show a week or two ago, I could have actually photographed it on the dresser, in situ!
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Spend a few hours at the Quilt Championships at Sandown - it's not actually a big show, despite the name, but it is only 15 minutes from my house, so I always like to go. I bought a few things, of course - some fat quarters which I liked for one reason or another,
a pack of 10" squares in fun metallic prints,
a couple of charm packs - all from New Threads Quilt Shop, my friend Meg's quilt shop.
Also picked up some novelty FQs on sale
and some inexpensive fun fabrics for borders for Linus quilts, etc. Not quite as cheap as the sale at Farnham Maltings in January, but still pretty good prices for UK shops...
Saturday, June 18, 2016
And here it is, quilted. Luckily, it's a small job to quilt something this size, especially when you are just using a simple meander (with a few hearts thrown in).
Here's the overall pic - looks the same as with the pins, really, as you can't see the quilting unless you are close up.
Used this print for the back.
And as I said above, threw some hearts into the meander, for fun.
Friday, June 17, 2016
A couple of finished cards - I was the last person to work on both of these, which meant two people had already been working on them. Sometimes, that doesn't leave much space, like with these divers - I just added some fish cut from some shimmery plastic paper.
Sometimes, there's more space, like with these oyster mushroom cards. I actually lifted up the embellishment that person number two added, so that I could get the picture of the noodle bowl underneath - sometimes you have to cheat like that!
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Here's the little baby quilt I have to quilt and bind this week. It's a top which I've had around for a while, and didn't seem to fit the personalities of various people having babies. I'm glad it's finally getting put to use!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
A little further, though again, not a huge amount. I can't imagine there will be much next week either, though after that, the girls will both be finished with exams, which means we may go back to watching an hour or so of television in the evenings, which means more stitching! This coming week, I have a little quilt to bind, though, so that will take one evening...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
This page didn't scan very well - cut the top off the picture - but looking back at the book, the photo isn't that much bigger anyway, so I thought I'd just show the page in toto rather than crop the old photos out, as I've been doing until now. This log cabin quilt is one I made for my friend Kiki's wedding 16 years ago. Some pages of my quilt book were really organised - I even managed to keep scraps of the fabrics used. Though not for all of them. I really liked this quilt, though now of course I wish I'd been able to quilt it better at the time. Still, I'm sure it got good use!
Monday, June 13, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
A couple more ATCs from the files, so to speak. These are both cards where I was the second of three players - which means I got the card, added something to it, and sent it along to someone else to finish up.
I didn't add much to this one (just the washi tape) as it seemed quite full to start with.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Welcome to the Tuesday Virtual Trunk Show. Yes, I'm still digging up (so to speak) really old quilts to show - who knew there were so many? This one was made in, apparently, January 2001 and was a present for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law in Australia. As far as I know, they still have it. Perhaps I'll tag my SIL on FB when this posts and ask her to take a photo if she knows where it is (they've moved a lot in the past few years). It's bright and cheerful, but again, has pretty minimal quilting on it.