Tuesday, September 12, 2017

and September rolls around

September Perpetually hexie... It's a lot brighter in real life but this is a happy Spring block and I am very happy with it.

Rosette 8 of the millefiore. Hmmmm, as I am just using scraps it's a case of whatever comes to mind. Some of the fabrics in this come from DS2's quilt so that has  memories which is what I am loving about this quilt. DS2 was very involved in the making of his quilt, even asking what colour I was going to use for the cornerstones! Top marks for listening to me.

I have one more rosette like this and then 6 more much smaller ones( maybe 5 or 3 hexies) which fill in the gaps so it's getting there.Have to get it done as Katja is launching a new one in Houston for next year and you just never know.

Hopefully will link with Anthea at Hibiscus Stitching

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

a little bit of progress.

Rosette no 7 of millefiore... forgot to take a photo before attaching it to it's neighbour. Like this one.

I decided to start putting all the rosettes together as I had lots of adjoining ones. I was a bit worried about the one on the right with the bright pink flowers so I left it out and sewed all the others. Once I got the one on the left in ,with it's brown tones, I decided the other one was ok.Bit disappointed that the star doesn't show up very well but I love that block so all good.

Dear Jane blocks for August. Official ones from Kilmore. The group is continuing on with them so I am now 4 ahead of myself. This is G11, K2, L2 and M1.

Can you guess what this is???? I decided I needed more clamshells cut out so unusually for me I did the correct thing and ironed the fabric first. Got to one piece and the iron was sticking. Strange..... yes I had put the iron on the plastic template. OOPS


This is the iron after I had scraped the melted plastic off the sole plate. It has come a bit cleaner but maybe next time I'll leave the fabric wrinkled.

Monday, August 14, 2017

August Perpetually hexie

Here is the next wreath in the perpetually hexie quilt. I got a bit behind and made a bad choice with a couple of the colours but I ain't doing it again. Looking at the photo it looks a bit like it's not quite centred but again it's staying as is. 

I found out a couple of days ago that the person organising our Dear Jane challenge isn't going to continue running it but as we are all fairly experienced sewers I think we can get the quilt done. Thanks to Maree for all the hard work she put in up to this stage. 
I decided that I would try doing my blocks, as per the challenge, 4 at a time( I can just go as fast as I want) Here are the next 4 that I decided to do. I am using one particular beige in alternate blocks so I am going to do all the ones that need that fabric so I can hopefully use it in the border triangles as well. I have about 3 metres and want to make sure it goes the distance.

This is my finished Hunter's Star. I am soooo happy with this, love the way it is looking and I think it has a bit of movement to it. Still not sure if it needs a border  but I am leaning towards not.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Another rosette

Rosette no 6 of the millefiore quilt. I have started the Aug perpetually hexie rosette but wanted to get this done first.

Have you had a look at Katje's website??? She has another quiltalong, hexplosion, .. I have downloaded the pattern but will wait until I have the other two finished before I think about this one.

Had a  great morning at Jeff's shed, spent too much money on not a lot of things but what the heck, this is my addiction.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hunter's Star

A work in progress

 The 8 times 15 triangles sewn for the next part of this quilt.

Sunday 16th July saw me at a class learning this block.. Hunter's Star. Using lots of scraps and I love it. As that day should have been DS1's 32 birthday this quilt will be "Christopher's Star" I just need now to lay all those triangles out and see which should go where. It's scrappy so I think it will look good no matter where I put them.


Rosette no 5 in Millefiore ( Katje Marek). It almost has a 3D effect when looked at like this. Very happy with this one , despite my earlier oops!

This is the centre for no 6. I just need a couple of other fabrics and I can get this all together.
Think yesterday should have been an EPP day at Hibiscus stitching so when I have a chance (and when the link is up) I will link.
Off to Jeff's shed on Sat for the quilt show. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another rosette started but .... oops

The next rosette is started on the millefiore quilt a long. I am so pleased with the fussy cutting on the centre and just love it. Started on the second round and kept thinking that the hexies look a bit small. Well can you spot the obvious mistake???

Here is one on top of the other and yes it's the centre one that is too big not the other way round. Darn it! Should have realised as  when I was cutting the diamonds I knew they were 1.75 " big so that of course makes 3.5" along the edge not 3", so it's back to the drawing board. At least I only have to make one hexie and not six so as the song goes.... always look on the bright side of life.

Going to link with Anthea at Hibiscus stitching for her piece it together.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July PH

July perpetual hexie together, just need to put it on the background. Love the colours in this one and think it will fit in with the others beautifully.

This is the 4th rosette of the Millefiore quilt a long. Think this is the last really big one. Again I am really not sure about the colours but I am not unpulling anything. Will be interesting to see how it fits in with the others. The more I look at it the more I like it but we will see.

Have got 200 clamshells ready to go into blocks so they are growing and they will be the go to project when I don't have anything else.