Friday, August 12, 2022

A bit of this and a bit of that.....


Lately I find it hard to focus..... 

I have knitted a couple more dishcloths from cotton yarn.... a car project which I don't need to watch what I am doing....


I've started taming the scraps (haha that will never happen) for a new scrap quilt....


I have finished putting together the EPP for this quilt.... now I need to get borders on and I am procrastinating...


This cute Christmas wallhanging (applique done ages ago) has a new green border...


... and I have been working on the stars for the next border....


Evening time applique has seen this block done for Civil War Bride....


... and  a little bit of embroidery to do this block for Field Journal....


.... quite a lot done but this and that..... 

and the week has gone... just like that...

I hope you have a lovely weekend.....xx

Righto, Gotto Go..... coffee, coffee, coffee....

Friday, August 5, 2022

Rainbow Scrap and some Crochet

I missed June and am late with July..... but here are my blue and purple scrappy fish....


I decided that I would stop here and joined up what I had (and put a couple of fish in the bin)


It's very scrappy.... and in my opinion pretty crappy too..... but it is a work of art with a deep story of sea polution, global warming, world confusion, etc.... I just have to make up the story then it becomes a meaningful piece of modern art.....

Meanwhile I have finished my scrap crochet blanket....

It fits the top of a double bed - a nice size


I used scraps from 4 other tops I have made over the years - all the same ply yarn.

This pattern is Cosy Stripe Blanket by Attic24....


Mostly I did two rows in the same colour, there is a few with only one row


... and there was enough of a few colours to do the rounds in the borders....

There is still scraps of yarn, just less now... not sure what I can do with them if anything....

Righto, Gotto Go.....  it's FNWF and I must sort out what I will sew ....

Have a lovely weekend

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Splendid Sampler

In 2016 Designers from all over the world generously shared a free block a week - 6" blocks with different techniques.  I sewed along with a couple of other friends and it became our Tuesday project.

I took out a bunch of pastels from my scraps and stash and purchased some pale pink which would be suitable for sashing....




The top was finished in 2017 and then I used up lots of the leftover fabrics to make up the backing....




December 2021 I custom quilted it....


So many different ideas and techniques....


Really generous of all the designers....


I totally love samplers like this....




I have finally sewn down the binding and have it finished..... 


I believe the blocks were made into a pattern book .. and there was a 2nd version of Splendid Sampler also available as a book.  Not sure if either of these are still available.




Thank you to all the designers that made this possible..... I really love samplers, especially when they are in smaller blocks...


There are heaps of progress pictures with more detail of some of the blocks going through my posts HERE (just as a reference)

Friday, July 29, 2022

My Tilda Sewing Cushion

I love my new sewing cushion.....


The kit is from The Quilters Angel using the latest Tilda range.  The design is by Cottage Garden Threads...


the belt at the back can be left loose to leave it regular cushion shaped....


or it can be pulled up to make it a nice rounded shape to rest the arms on whilst working...


The little straps on the sides and corner pockets ensure space for all those things that I need when I am doing a project...


Needlebook, threads, magnetic pin holder, frame, scissors.  I have since added a little thimble holder and a stretch thing for my scissors so they don't drop off.

I love having it on my lap when I am working and having all I need in a convenient place...

Righto, Gotto Go..... I need to prepare some stitching to do tonight - on my lovely cushion...

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend......xx


Monday, July 25, 2022

Dashing out the Churn Dashes....


These are this months Churn Dashes..... since I am using only 2 colours I have found it easier to mass produce a bunch at a time..... plus I need to hurry mine up as I won't be available with the SAL later this year


These are last months... you can see the colours are reversed....


...... and this is how they will come together.....


I haven't got enough to do the size I want so I have needed to buy some more pink.  It's not the exact fabric but its the right tone and those blocks can go in the middle....


Sewing along with many others in ChookyBlue's Churn Dash SAL....

Righto, Gotto Go, things to do, sunshine to enjoy.....


Friday, July 22, 2022

Tuesday Show and Tell


I haven't been to Quilt Group for a while with one thing and another going on....  this week was a fairly small group but there were lots on the other side of the hall doing a mugbag workshop.

Still some lovely quilts for show and tell

A Community Quilt made from scraps



Another Community Quilt.... I like the additional yellow background creating it's own pattern



this is a fun one.... also used her scraps...



I took one of my couched throws.... there was a few comments as quite a few people hadn't seen this done before.



I also took this recent finish....  I'm thinking I might do this one again... and concentrate more on getting the cutting right....


This dragon quilt drew a lot of attention.... its very striking.  Made by a friend who asked me to quilt it for her...



I thought this one was very clever ....



I do enjoy seeing the variety brought in....


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