Sunday, January 24, 2016

More stitching

This is the red fabric for the one block wonder and...

... here are some of the blocks. They don't "pop" as much as I would like but I think it will work. After a little discussion with friends I think I will add black triangles and make it up similar to the one in the previous post. It has some black in there and I think that will suit.

I worked hard on Thursday and quilted this for DH's nephew who is going to be a dad in May. I had another quilt made but wasn't sure about it and when I saw this I breathed again and knew this was right. I practiced my FMQ and thanks for the advice (Kris) I managed to quilt the border like.....

....this. Kris mentioned just sewing 6's joined together. These are upside down as I went from top right all the way around so the ones on the down side do look more like 6's. I do love doing panels as all the lines are there for you and you decide how much or little you want to quilt. Realised when I thought it was finished that I had forgotten the tail and body of the lion.( I had done the end of the tail thinking it was part of the monkey. That's what happens when you work upside down!!) I did do it. Once I have shown this to Kris I will be posting it off.

Having bared my soul to a grief counsellor on Wednesday I decided as I was so close to Spotlight I would just have a little look. Was actually looking for something else but this fabric whispered very subtly in my ear"Buy me, buy me" so I did. My excuse was maybe I could make a one block wonder for DS2 GF who turns 21 in November. It may become a OBW but think it might just have to live with me! I can do another one for E.

Friday saw me meeting up (at my place) with Marina, her mum Claire, Karin and Rosalie for a few hours of retail therapy and sewing. I think we mostly chatted but that's what sewing days are for aren't they? We visited the LQS in Eltham which was new to M,C and K and I think I spent the most but I got what I had been looking for in Spotlight so...., then back home , lunch and some sewing while chatting over tea and coffee. Really lovely day girls and can't wait for the next holidays when we can do it again.


  1. How lovely to spend time with those lovely ladies. I love the red! Very cute lttle quilt too. Funny how fabrics can!

  2. yes Liz, stitching in company is often more about the chatting than the sewing!
    I hope the soul-baring helped, sometimes necessary to help us get perspective , or healing or whatever benefit we need xx

  3. your red fabric was lovely but that blue fabric was divine! you know my bias too lol
    It was a lovely day spent at your home. I always feel so motivated after group sewing days, especially if some retail therapy is included.

  4. Friends always help wether you sew or not.... OBW looks great.. You are on a roll. I actually caught up with Kris by phone. About time.... Keep up the good work..