Monday, June 3, 2013

A new project.....

I have never done a sampler quilt .....

Sue has done some lovely ones and is doing another at the moment using a jelly roll....

.. and she introduced me to this fun book of quilts....


I got a lovely jelly roll with a bit of extra metreage on a trip to Quilters Angel .....


Paris Flea Market

I don't have the fancy ruler so I adapted my little one.... fiddle fiddle .... I still had trouble with it so Hubz put arrows to help me... I'm such a dork when it comes to that side of things!


... anyway it works fine and I made a bunch of HST's (that's Half Square Triangles - not Hormone Steroid Therapy {which could be an answer for a number of issues!})

Being rather fond of mini bunting I nearly stopped here....


Putting the blocks together gave me a chance to use by double barrelled pins (maybe I do need HST - that's Hormone Steroid Therapy)

I only recently met these pins - they do hold the fabric in two places and is a bit firmer... can sew over them to - just go slowly so the needle slides over the pin - not flat foot like you have had too much HST ....


Pretty soon I had a pretty block....
(my corners are not perfect but they are a lot better than they used to be - that was before HST and double barrelled pins)


... and then another pretty block.....


Oh my goodness - these are such pretty fabrics

Over the weekends while watching TV - well not watching since a lot of it was footy stuff - some of them having had a bit of HST too - I sewed up this little picture - already printed on lovely linen ....

It was in a gift and I don't know who it is by or where it came from but it's lovely .... I think it will be something lovely later..... but I don't know what .....


Righto, Gotto Go... more HST - I'll leave it to you which one I mean...


41 comments:

  1. I've never done a sampler block quilt either. Your blocks are lovely Fiona. That fabric is just gorgeous. Will have to look out for some.

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  2. Oh you make me chuckle...hsts & double barrelled pins - much better name than "fork pins"...

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  3. The only problem with jelly rolls is they look so lovely rolled up! Pretty range, will be a lovely feminine quilt.

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  4. LOL! Now every time I see the abbreviation for half-square triangles I'm gonna have a fit of the giggles. And I must get some of those double-barreled pins!

    Sampler quilts are fun. You get to do something different with each block so it doesn't become boring, and they are interesting quilts to look at when you're done. You chose lovely fabrics. Enjoy!

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  5. lovely fabrics for your new project.
    love your starting blocks they are gorgeous!

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  6. They will be especially interesting if you get mixed up about which HST to use. ;) Double barrel pins are a great help with so many corners to worry about. Gorgeous fabrics, and it will be a gorgeous quilt.

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  7. Your corners look pretty good to me! Very pretty fabrics.

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  8. Beautiful, just beautiful........and I know just where you're coming from on the HST front........and I don't mean half-square triangles either, lol.

    Your post gave me a giggle this morning.
    Kim x

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  9. Beautiful blocks Fiona, have fun.

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  10. Oh my this will be pretty, and now you have me excited as I have a whole stack of paris flea markets to make the swoon quilt in and looking at this I can see how pretty it will be. But I need to get this one done before I start than one, ah the never ending to do list.

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  11. It all looks lovely! The pins seems great!

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  12. lol love your post fiona and i might have to check this book out,love your blocks and that fabric is very cute,love it.xx

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  13. Those are pretty blocks. Samplers can be fun as you get to try different blocks. You may just find one you like a real lot!
    The stitching is pretty. (That is an old hugs and kisses design by Helen Stubbings. I know cause I have something similar started somewhere!)
    Enjoy the HST.whichever one you like or both together. Too funny.

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  14. Yes the stitchery is definitely a Hugs & Kisses one as I have it somewhere also. Sampler quilts are great, yours will be a beautiful especially with that fabric. Hugs....

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  15. Hi Fiona,
    Lots of stitching and patchworking going on your way.....looks like the house work is out of the question!!lol.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  16. A sampler quilt and Paris Flea Market - a match made in heaven I'd say. I had this book in my hand at the bookstore the other day, I was so tempted, so I will watch your collection of blocks growing with interest!

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  17. Your Jelly Roll Quilt is looking great.. Your corners look good to me.

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  18. Your fabrics are very pretty,and I love that first block!

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  19. Love sampler quilts Fiona, and yours is going to be so pretty in those yummy fabrics. Will be watching for more blocks. For some reason Fiona, the picture of the book/title didn't come up on my computer

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  20. Your fabrics are beautiful and your quilt is going to be stunning. hugs

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  21. Lovely choice of fabric for your sampler. Looks like a very enjoyable project.

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  22. There's a thought - too much or not enough HST - whichever way you like.
    That's a gorgeous block and the fabrics are lovely. Looks like you are in for fun here.
    Great to see you adapting rulers so they work for you. Smart thinking!!
    Cute stitchery, too.

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  23. Your blocks look wonderful! I did one sampler quilt and I loved it!

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  24. That is beautiful piecing and beautiful blocks.

    Debbie

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  25. I love sampler quilts and as you probably have seen have done a few , I like variety and a sampler gives me that . Your fabrics and blocks are beautiful , it will be a pretty quilt . Thanks for the chuckle :-)

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  26. Your blocks are gorgeous....I love the half square conversion of your ruler, such a great idea . The fabrics are stunning. Better be careful with that HST....never now what you may get up to....lol

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  27. Another gorgeous project in the making....

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  28. Looks fabulous Fiona. Love the fabrics. Hugs,xx.

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  29. Fiona, being that WA just had a long weekend, HST could mean Half-Stung Twit, such is the drinking that goes on at times!
    Beautiful sewing there my friend, you are so clever. x

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  30. What pretty fabric, it's going to be a lovely quilt, and a lot of fun along the way!

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  32. Those fabrics are just gorgeous!
    I've only just found those double pins too and love them :)

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  33. That is a clever use of your ruler..looking forward to seeing your progress with the other blocks too

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  34. Wow! These are superb quilts but I like the most in which blocks are looking.

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  35. Love the blocks. My mum has nearly all their books and has made a few things from them and they have all gone together well too. Mum went out and bought the rulers. But I would do what you did and just mark ones I already have. I'm too stingie at times lol.

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  36. You have got such a brilliant eye for colour . Your blocks are wonderful.

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  37. Oh you are so funny Fiona...beautiful blocks! I'm pretty sure the design is by Helen Stubbings of Hugs'nkisses in Tasmania.

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  38. Still laughing at that cartoon! Hilarious!
    Love your sampler quilt. The colors are so pretty!

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  39. those blocks are gorgeous! well done! xx debbie

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  40. oh such gorgeous blocks Fiona .. Love Love Love your work ...

    hugs ...

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