Monday, 29 December 2008
Saturday, 27 December 2008
STASH BUSTING START
Starting as I mean to go on... I've made a Bit-Bag and mug holder to take to workshops, only used 1 yard, but every little helps!
I have now cut out and started a quilt in fabrics and colours I never use, greens and pinks. Watch this space ! I scribbled a plan on a note pad and that is my design, quick and easy.
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
I found this photo in my parents house, while clearing out. It is 54 years old!!
I am Mary age 10 years and my sister Debbie is the angel singing on the stool age 7 years.
The innocence of childhood, when we strung cotton wool balls and paper chains for decorations, and put balloons on the tree. Sadly I do not know who the other three girls are.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Monday, 1 December 2008
December First and another BQL challenge bag to make, so I set to early this morning and have made a Ballet bag for my 5yr old granddaughter who is performing in a concert on Friday and Saturday for the first time.
I have been very busy making Christmas presents but cannot put pictures up as family might see them!
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
to add to my present pile.
Another Christmas present made, and this time I have discovered the maker of the pattern.. The City Stitcher, and it's called Sawtooth Cats. The picture does not really show, but I have made the cat with red eyes!
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
machine made and hand quilted as a gift for my granddaughter Eleanor's first birthday on October 17th.
The pattern is from Quiltmaker Magazine #49 May/June '96 I managed to buy a back copy by searching through the internet. Leman Publications
Monday, 13 October 2008
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Just completed this bag, designed by Kandy Newton. I used ladybird fabric bought in Paris many years ago. The sides untie to make for a bigger bag when needed.
I think it will become quite a favorite as it is very sturdy and with the extension sides very roomy.
Monday, 6 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
First project cutting out fabric for a bag of the month, a BQL yahoo idea. Looks like a very nice bag this month, so I have choosen ladybird fabric and plain red!
My next project is a new idea to me. Judy Laquidara has a "Quilt for an hour a day" webbased project, so I thought I'd give it a go, having never done anything like this before. Monday to Friday I need to quilt for an hour [guess I can use weekends to catch up if needed] and in three weeks, as if by magic I will have a 70 x 81" quilt made !! I have spent the afternoon cutting out all the fabric ready to start on Monday.
Diana enjoying the winter sun
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Yesterday was the only day this week we had time to go out and enjoy the Green Lanes [Byways], so we set off around 9am to travel to Helmdon...
This has been one of the quickest quilts I have every made. Using the method of joining a jellyroll together into a long strip and then s...
Is this taking de-cluttering too far? Everything is a bit 'chicken and egg'. The plasterer needs to see the wall behind the tiles...
While preparing Angel kits for my IAM group I thought I would make some extras as gifts for my cousins when we meet next week. Preparing ...