Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Candlewick Fairies

Having bought a book by Margaret Upston I have started a set of twelve Candlewick Fairies, each will be in a different Perle 5 colour. Managed to buy 40 skeins of DMC Perle 5 on Ebay for £12, a saving of about £30. The hoop I am using is brilliant and available from www.nosliphoops.com/lap-stands.html


Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A day with Abigail


Granddaughter Abigail spent the day with me making lace after breakfast and then attending a Weedon Quilt meeting, where she made a picture frame and note book case from a sewing kit.
Back to the lace pillow when we returned home to make a few more rows of her snake.
I started work on a set of Candlewick Angels.

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Bears in the Farmhouse


First requirement for the Quilt Along.. make 192 half square triangles !
I used the "inklingo" by Linda Franz CD to print 17 pages of 2 inch HST [using A4 paper I can get 12 on a sheet] and quickly made 204 [ thought some spares might be a good idea!].
I will leave the paper on until they are joined together.. it makes them easy to handle, no bias to worry about.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Bears in the Farmhouse Quilt-Along

Bears in the Farmhouse with Judy Laquidara.
www.patchworktimes.com if you want to join her [ and me!]
These are my choice of fabrics for the Quilt - Along starting on February 18th.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Friday, 6 February 2009

England, Snow and Sewing


While England is in the grip of the snow, schools are closed, roads remain ungritted and everything comes to a stop, I have been working on my quilts and have three of them ready to hand sew the bindings down.
The black and red one is quilted with a fleece backing as a little snuggly quilt.
The light quilt is single size [quilted by me] and will be one of a pair of two for our holiday home. The darker quilt was long arm quilted and I have attached the binding ready to hand sew it down. I will attach full size photo's when they are finished, but I like to save hand sewing for quilt meetings.

Windmills from Charm Squares



Windmills from Charm Squares.
A project I am working on to use up Laura Ashley charm squares given to me years ago!

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Stash Busting February


January started with 620 yds used 31 yds and ended with 628 yds ! MUST DO BETTER!

Added this week 0 yds [ Sales are over!]
Used this week 10 1/2 yds
[Backings, bindings and hexagons]
3rd February balance 617 1/2 yds

Added this week 00 yds
Used this week 5 yds
[Bento Box [ see picture] and binding Mexican Star]
10th February balance 612 1/2 yds
Added this week 000 yds [ third week running!]
Used this week 10 1/4 yds
[ Snails trail and fabric for Bears in the farmhouse]
17th February balance 602 1/4 yds
Added this week 000yds
Used this week 2 yds
[Backing snails trail and windmills]
24th February balance 600 1/4yds

November IAM craft day

November IAM craft day was such fun, there seemed to be lots to laugh about and the day went far too quickly. Show and tell was great... ...