Sunday, 27 March 2011

Where is spring?

If this photo was from the start of winter I would just think how pretty the tree looked, but sadly this photo was taken yesterday. I think spring is never going to come. Hopefully it will be here so. This winter has been a long one.

On the bright side I finally got all my 3D petals made, here they all are. At the moment they look like little finger covers lol. They will look more petals when I applique the flowers onto the quilt.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

This and that

I have done some sewing, just no blogging. A couple of weekend ago I when to friends for a sew evening, I had planned on working on the guild BOMs from last year, but I didn't take enough background fabric with me. I still played with the blocks for a bit as it had been a long time since I had seem them.

Luckily I had taken along another project. Its Christmas in March. LOL. Over Christmas I decided that I needed new Christmas place mats that go with the table runner I received as part of SSCS a couple of years ago.

I made 6 of these. As I have a narrow table and the runner is quite wide I made these shorted than I normally would, but I had some old ones this size so I know they will work. I love the blue snowman fabric.

Last weekend I put the blocks form the BOM together, as I would have felt bad if I put it back with the UFO s.

I think I will add a border with the lighter of the blue fabrics, this is the only one, other than the background, that I started with more than a fat quarter. Will have to play as I'm not sure if I have enough fabric. I am liking the effect of the different corner stones.

I have also been a bit lucky and have receive two lovely parcels in the mail.
On the left is a pattern I won on Teresa blog. I still have to go and get the templates photo copied before I can start, but thing this will be a great hand sewing project.

On the right is a gift from Andrea for guessing how many hexagons were in a pile. I love the little bag and will need to keep it away from Little Miss. The card is very cute and I think the fabric is very me. I not sure what but know I will find a great project for it.

Thanks again to both of you.


Friday, 4 March 2011

Winding Ways

Last Monday night at guild one of the ladies shared with us how to make winding ways. This is a fun, quilt as you go project. We were told to bring a quilt sandwich about fat quarter size, and scraps, I used a charm pack for my scraps.
To start I cut leave shapes out of my charms, just free hand, so they are all a bit different shapes and sizes. Then marked the background fabric with spins to put the leaves on, next I just started quilting the leaves on. This is how far I got that evening.
I think the back is looking pretty cool too. This is a great project for practicing free motion quilting, as there is really no wrong way to make it.
Today I quilted the rest of the leaves on. It doesn't look like much now, but from seeing the sample I know this will look great when I add the spine. I just need to go shopping to find the right rick-rack or ribbon.
This is a fun project.