Sunday, 14 February 2010

Stash and design wall report

My design wall has 10 of the 12 fairy blocks I am making. These blocks have been "on the go" for quite a while and I would like to get them finished, so I am trying to motivate myself.

Designed by Margaret Upston I have enjoyed making these Candlewick designs. I managed to buy on Ebay a range of Perle threads in light colours, so each fairy is a different colour.

Feb 14th
Another bargain buy I could not resist, 3meters of backing fabric to add to my stash !
Plus I have not used any fabric from my stash. Too many other projects started that I want to finish!!
Total used to date 22 1/2 yds, purchased 6 yds.
March is nearly over and I have been very lax in keeping my stash report up to date, since I last wrote I have bought 6 yds and used 9 1/2 yds
Total used to date 32 yds bought 12 yds. and the fairies are still on the design wall!

Truly Antique Angels Charity quilt

One of the groups I belong to had a group charity quilt day, where we were all given a small square of fabric, to be placed somewhere on a 12" square of batting. Then using a large pile of scraps we all built the blocks up randomly. These were then backed and joined together in the "quilt as you go " style.
Pat pictured holding the quilt was the leader of our group and did a fine job of getting us all motivated.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Josephine the Jellyfish & Frances the Fish

Under the sea by Cheryl Goss is a free BOM download on her blog Willowberry Designs.

I just could not resist joining, and have downloaded the first two patterns and purchased a set of Derwent watercolour pencils. This is all a new adventure for me, I cannot wait to get started. Check out Cheryl's site.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Design wall Monday 1st February

These are the four blocks joined to make a cushion, that were left over from the leaf quilt I am making. Design wall a bit of a rush today as I went to my quilt group all day and we had a sewing machine service engineer call and service our machines.
I took my Bernina and Pfaff, so they are both ready to go go go.. all I need is some time!

Me and Poldark

Our final day in Cornwall so it had to be Poldark day! The ship used in the filming of Poldark is marred at Charlestown near St Austell. Pol...