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!

Biopsy, bruises and a block finish

Thursday I went into hospital at 10.30 for my lung biopsy, the staff could not have been nicer and put me at ease. The procedure meant lying...