Friday, March 28, 2014

Challenge part two plus an AHHHor 2

Just a sneak at two more of those AHHH's See I can do easy ones too. The bottom one is called Illusions but not sure that the illusion came out the way I coloured it. This one had 108 diamond pieces.  and I did a LOT of reverse sewing.... just could not get the bits in the right spot.Think I may be a little bit nuts.

Here are the March blocks of Kilmore's Honour quilt. This is Alfred Frank Teakle's block.

Colin Henry Cameron who died aged 23 yrs. 

Michael Francis Ryan... enlisted as Joseph McKinley He has a story to tell but I'm not sure we will ever know it. I am not a green person at all but as I am doing this in a rainbow fashion that colour has to go in. I really like this block though and as I don't have a lot of green in my stash I actually chose a green fat quarter when my number was called on Tuesday at Kilmore.

William Stowwell Anderson who died aged 25 yrs. So sad. This was a challenge as not many reds in my stash went together and I didn't want to go pink... hope this works..and it gave me a bit more trouble. I am foundation piecing all of mine so that they come out the correct size.(still didn't get my points perfect!)
Sewing day tomorrow so enjoy your weekend, I know I will.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What have I been up to...

Saturday saw us in Geelong attending this beautiful boy's christening. Dad(Terry) is DS1's best buddy so it was lovely to be invited and DS1 managed to make his presence felt by making the microphone the priest was using go funny! Always the wag!

Last Thursday I decided that I needed something sweet so made these rock cakes that Dawn ( sweet as cinnamon) has on her blog. YUM and they didn't last very long. I have got out of the habit of baking so it was good to get back for one day!

These are the 163 pieces of the next AHHH that I have been putting off doing. Can you see why?

The final result on the left, after 3 days of stitching it together. The one on the right is one of the beginner ones I found in my box. They are both resting on the front of the piece that I hand quilted in my class a couple of weeks ago. Good job that you can't see the size of the stitches.....

... or the missed stitches on the back. This is the back of both the hand quilting and the AHHH. Don't look too closely to either.