13 December 2009
Last week before I gave my machine away I started a new project. I decided to do a small log cabin quilt.
Yes Nancy I can see you look in horror. I am paper piecing. I started with 1 inch strips and I am not the most accurate 1/4 inch sewer so I decided to go the paper piecing way. This project has been put away in the shipping boxes never to be seen again. Seriously I hope to see it again but who knows when the boxes will arrive and how long it will take to unpack my sewing stuff.
The movers arrive tomorrow. I am not looking forward to the next few days. I hope to post occasionally on our travels.
11 December 2009
A long time ago Nancy gave Miss Nancy and I a block to stitch each. We did it and gave it to her. I then forgot all about it. Well my surprise was a wall hanging made with all 3 blocks- one stitched by each of us.
Isn't it great and the perfect present as it has something from each of us. Although I had to point out to them that this means that they made me work on my own present lol. I have had such a great time getting together with these 2 over the last 3 years.I will miss them although of course the Internet makes it a very small world.
03 December 2009
02 December 2009
I cut a piece of fleece the same size for the back, cut a 3 inch fringe on both pieces and tied them together. It looks great and she loves it.
01 December 2009
But I did do something today. I made a travel pillow. We have shorter flights this time. Only 10 hours from Hawaii to Sydney instead of nearly 14 hours from LA to Sydney but I think they will come in handy. I bought this gorgeous fleece which is super soft. I love it and have enough to make one more. I was very good and only bought as much as I need. Now I wish I got more.
28 November 2009
I am giving my machine away next weekend so I should be finishing off projects but no I started a new one today. It will be a mini. I will show it before we leave, finished or not.
23 November 2009
20 November 2009
My Quilt from Geta finally arrived. I was getting a little impatient. It looks gorgeous in the photos but as for most quilts it is even better in real life. Geta is incredibly generous and is having another giveaway at the moment. I haven't entered this one as I thinking that would be greedy. Believe me I want to be greedy and try but am resisting!
I also received this pattern I won from Celine at A Few Loose Threads. I was trying to win the Quiltmakers 100 blocks magazine and won this great pattern. I am actually better off not winning the magazine because of course I will buy it and now I have a pattern too
17 November 2009
16 November 2009
11 November 2009
08 November 2009
I like how they look and it would make a great quick quilt that the kids could do anything with. I could just quilt it and bind it in black. OR I think maybe I should put some black sashing between the bandanas and then a larger black border. What do you think?
07 November 2009
This is from Emma at Sampaguita Quilts. She is a very talented quilter you should check out her blog for some ideas and inspiration. I particularly like this one.
04 November 2009
Isn't this amazing? Not only is it a beautiful quilt, it is one I could never make. It is about 13 inches. I cant wait to put it on a wall. I won the latest competition on Getas' Blog. This blog is great. She is incredibly talented and very generous. Her work is gorgeous and I love to just look at all the things she has made. There are lots of tutorials and she sells patterns and instructions for quilts like this. Maybe in 10 years time I will try one!
30 October 2009
29 October 2009
Miss Nancy, Nancy and I try to meet on the second Tuesday of each month for a sewing day. We usually meet on a different day and do more talking than sewing. We met last Tuesday (it wasn't the second Tuesday but it was actually a Tuesday) and decided to do this tutorial by Oh, Fransson for scraps at Sew, Mama, Sew!.
We actually managed to get a small quilt top done.
As you can see we have very different tastes in fabrics.
This is Nancys'. This will actually be made into something for her grand kids. She will reveal it on her blog when finished
Miss Nancy used some gorgeous Japanese fabric for hers