Friday, 23 July 2010

Working away

I have been working on a few different things but not to much to show yet. Last Friday I had a quilt evening with friends. I cut the border fabric for my flower quilt. Was glad to do this while I could chat, its one of the parts of quilting that I don't enjoy that much, but cutting each border as I was going was making for slow progress.

I was off today so I pulled out my tulip quilt and have been working on the setting. Not much to show for it, but hopefully I have the top finished in the next couple of weeks.

Am going to another quilt evening tonight, so I might even get it finished, this may be a bit of wishful thinking. But I think this is what I am going to take to work on.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

A small finish

I picked up these fabric squares on the way to retreat and didn't have any charm patterns with me so decided to just make something simple. The little top came home with me. I kept with the theme and kept the quilting simple too. I used the left over fabric plus a scrap from my stash for the binding. I think it's simple and pretty, the colours remind me of the sand and water at the lake where the retreat was.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Charity Quilts

Hi, it looks like my computer is back up and running. lost a few photos, but luckily had not deleted a lot of at them from my camera.
I wanted to share a few of the charity quilts my quilt made last year. We decided to display them at HP before donating them.
First ocean quilt we were asked to make ocean / beach blocks which we put together as a group.
These other quilts we were given direction on what to make the blocks and the colors to use.
One of our group aims this year was to make more masculine charity quilts.
I think they look terrific displayed among the old cars. And am sure they have gone to loving new owners.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Computer woes

We after my last post I was going to be so good and try to post more often but before I got the change my computer died. We saved it with a new hard drive but taking some time to get it back up to normal and I lost some photos. Was going to put the ones still on my camera back on only to find the card reader isn't working. DH said he would look at it today. Hopefully back up to speed soon.