Monday, December 11, 2017

Check this out

A few weeks ago some friends and I got together to make a start on this quilt. Block 1... 5 required ( did do some reverse sewing on the first block)

block 2... 4 required. As long as you read the instructions all was well and it went together beautifully

I wasn't going to put the borders on but in the end I caved and did so here is the finished quilt. It is HUGE, covers my queen size bed with oodles of room to spare. Very happy with it though, especially as it is actually the size it was meant to be.

Here are my Dear Jane blocks for Nov. Slowly getting through them all.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Ta Da .. drum roll please

Millefiore quilt is finished. As those who know me realise, I am vertically challenged so was having trouble holding this up to show off, so.... Chris ( I think) stepped in. There is Nancy behind holding up the other corner, just hiding!!!

I was then told to get in the photo and you can see why I needed help. Anyway it is done ( thank goodness)and I love it. Still not too sure about the top right hand corner as you look at it but it is a scrappy quilt so .....

Saturday my friend's daughter was banished from her house as her fiance was having his bucks do so as this was probably the only opportunity, I gave her their wedding quilt. Claire loved it and hopefully Chris will too. Told her the stories about it which makes it special.Thanks again to Michelle for the pattern ( and signature).

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Millefiore blocks done



12 B and now to add them to the rest and it will be complete. Well I think I am going to applique it to a border to make it square but the hard part is done. My perpetually hexie for Nov is almost done and I have started putting that together.... one HUGE quilt. Katja Marek has another couple of quilt a longs on the go and the one starting in Jan looks sooo pretty so I am very tempted. Will see how I feel in January.

A friend showed me these bags and I thought I would give it a go. It's called the sew together bag ... the outside,

... the inside...

and the zips opened. All made with scraps, just had to buy the zips. Hopefully the next one will be easier as I know what I am doing. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Dear Jane

All up to date with Dear Jane blocks. Not a one was what I consider easy , but bottom right was the hardest to get my head around. Once I realised that I could cheat and satin stitch the star I was ok, and I did this one first. Really do not know how Jane Sickle managed it by hand , using scissors and in poor light.  My DJ will be " based loosely on the quilt by"

Rosette 10a of the millefiore. Forgot to take a photo before I joined it. This is at the bottom and so I am at the edge of the quilt. 10 b is on the way and is very bright. Can't wait for it to be done and then I can reveal it in all it's scrappy glory!!

Two little octopods ( according to DS2). These are a just in case for a friend who will welcome twin GD any time soon. Mum loved the owl and giraffe but these will only go to her if her babies need them. Huge thanks to Rosalie for sewing the faces.

Monday, October 23, 2017

11 done 4 to go

Once again the camera is playing silly games. Here is rosette 10b for the millefiore but it goes with the right at the top.After 11a and 11 b , there is one that is only 3 hexies big. Cannot wait for that one. Still working on Perpetually Hexie but that is slow as I had my week up in Qld,

Scuse the background but I was racing out to give these two critters away and just needed a photo.A friend's daughter is having twins so these are going to her for her babies. As they may be born a little early I am also crocheting two little octopuses ( octopi???) Story too long so google will explain.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Catching up

The quilt show was in town... Brisbane that is and I flew up and joined these lovely ladies for a day shopping and gazing at some amazing quilts. So good to catch up with Michelle and to meet Fiona (Bubz rugz) and Jeanette. I was very circumspect in my buying as I knew I had limited weight to bring back to Melbourne. Great day ladies Thanks.

You know how I love butterflies.

Freedom to fly, Rosalie.

Hexies... can't go past them,

Fell in love with this one but know I will never do anything like it.

We all know who this is. So striking in it's simplicity , yep the dark areas are just dots!

Striking combination of colours.

Bit out of order but these are my September Dear Jane blocks. Gold star Andrea???

Rosette 10 a , Millefiore quilt along.

Back to Qld. I said to Fiona that I wouldn't get to Toowoomba to the Quilters Angel which is why I had to see their stall at the show. Thursday DD2 says" why don't we drive to Toowoomba? " so we did and I visited the Quilter's Angel in it's village green setting. Ate lunch at a cafe on the other side of the green. Beautiful.

The real reason I went up to Brisbane. DD2 lives there and I only see her every 3 months or so. Must admit it was a good excuse to visit the show as well though.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Something a bit different

This is Olga the owl and ...

This will be Gracie Giraffe when I get round to making her. I bought these  kits from Spotlight last year thinking I could make up one for my GS and one for his second cousin. Hmmm well that was last year. They are both now too old for them so I am giving them to a friend of mine for her daughter. My friend has triplet boys as well as two  older girls. The daughter is having twins! Fun to make but fiddly and I soooo hate sewing things up.

This is rosette 9 of the New Hexagon Millefiore quilt.
My sister in law is going to be a great grandmother again in January and this is for her GGS. The book came with the kit so will go with the quilt. Very simple but sweet.

I have started on Rosette 10 a , 4 of these hexies,

one of this,

and two of these. Will be interesting to see how it all looks together.... and I'm not sure where I put the other one of this that I was sewing last night. Agh, me and my memory.
Linked with Anthea at Hibiscus stitching and her EPP party