Quilting fun for family and friends!

Sunday, 30 June 2013

What I am working on

The blocks are all built for Morgan's quilt, just need to be sewn together. I am still wondering about the backing, I like it as it reminds me of my Grandma....so at the same time wonder if it is too old fashioned. It is growing on me, love the purple.

Jordan's quilt is praying on my mind. Every time I mention sewing Jordan says"Jordan's quilt?" Don't know what the problem is as the top is finished and just needs to be sewn together.

Instead of the above two quilts I cut out another. Love the summery colours, very excited about this one!

Completed 3 more Lady of the Lake blocks! They are gorgeous, very happy with them. This project has been languishing for want of some organization. So sorted the cut squares for the frame around the blocks. Took some time but not the amount I had built it up to. 7 blocks done. It was the leader ender for my bee block so have enough HST's for a couple more! Bonus.

I also completed the blocks for my my star fall quilt. The pattern is in the current edition of Modern Quilt, by Faith Jones. Laid all the blocks out, very thrilled, it looks fabulous in the museum prints. I was going to sew it together and  realized I had neglected to trim the blocks. Surprise, they did not go together.

Finished my brothers blocks, just need to sew it together. It feels like a theme.

It was a very thinking rather than sewing day. Picked out four projects and cut out one. Three more to go. Love the cutting and planning.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

June Bee Blocks

I have a completion and a stall on my June Bee Blocks. The improv flowers over the fall was completed. Yeah! Mostly because she sent out the fabric. Gorgeous fabrics and a great concept, very clever bee mate!

My otherBee Block I could not complete as I did not read the instructions! Just glanced over them and checked off the bits in my head...muslin, check, greens, check, black...all kinds of black but no solid black. Off to the store next week.

I couldn't resist, here is a picture of my new balcony chairs. Love the blue colour and the block just fits so perfectly.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

A productive weekend

I have spent weekends working harder on my sewing with less to show. How does that happen?

My brothers quilt now has a back and is half quilted! Yeah! Love working with the shot cottons, they are so soft and light.

The baby quilt is quilted and bound, just needs to be hand sewn down. I know I should do it on the machine for strength but I love the hand sewing part the best! Well best next to buying fabric!