Sunday, October 29, 2017

A few scrappy log cabins

Although most of my time this holiday week has been spent hanging around doing very little, I did finally take some time one day to make up a few blocks, using strips from my strip bag (and a few from the scrap basket). I've just gone with a generic light/dark block, rather than any colour theme (though there's a lot of navy and black in there). They'll do, I'm sure. There are 12 blocks (12" blocks) so it will make a small quilt top, which is all I need...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Binding on (well, partway)

So, I finally got some binding stitched on to this quilt - only took me...a bunch of weeks. Of course, now I have to stitch it down, but I don't need it for a few weeks yet, so I have time...

Friday, October 27, 2017

ATC Friday

These cards were made for a PAT (Pick-a-theme) swap. Instead of one overall swap theme, each player in a group (5 people) chooses a theme to which they'd like cards made. So instead of a few cards made to the same theme, you make one to each theme. Here, the chosen themes were cats (above), elephant(s), 

(the fox was made as a hostess gift)

horses and Game of Thrones. 

Funny enough, everyone in our group chose animals except the GoT person. My chosen theme was black birds (a common choice for me as I collect cards with black birds on them). 

Friday, October 20, 2017

ATC Friday

Another set of ATCs where the background was already made and I added all the other elements. All of these went into my gallery on the site I like to trade on, to be available for private trades.

Friday, October 13, 2017

ATC Friday

All of these ATCs are ones where I had the background already, either from gifts or from background swaps. I added all the rest of the stuff, but it's fun to work on other people's backgrounds sometimes - just maybe inspires you to work in a slightly different direction than you might normally take. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cross Stitch Update

Made a bit of progress on this - it doesn't look like that much, but stitching the brown of the gown actually took quite a while. Next week it might get a bit more interesting - I hope!

Friday, October 06, 2017

Eyes & Owls

A couple of swaps I joined recently - the first one had a theme of "just one eye" - you could interpret that theme any way you liked, so I had a go at it in a variety of ways.  It was great fun.

The second shown here was more straightforward - it was simply an owl theme. 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Scrappy Stars

A quilt which has been waiting to be quilted for a long time - but decided that it would make a good gift for a friend who got married a while back. Now I just need to get some binding on it...