Tuesday, January 31, 2012
and a closer up picture,
January Chocolates and Daisy block
This quilt is way too much fun to work on. Once I get started I don't want to stop. February blocks are traced and almost ready to be stitched. Happy stitching everyone!
Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada
I finished stitching the Jan and Feb blocks together this morning. I took them outside for a little photoshoot - it was a very cold and frosty morning here in the UK today. I made just one change - to the hot chocolate block. I'm not a big fan of hot choc but I am a huge fan of coffee so my mug is a mug of hot coffee instead.
The first picture is of my top and bottom borders. Thank you so much for the reminder to make these now as I'd totally forgotten and wasn't planning to make them until the end.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Have a lovely day. Till next month.
Happy Stitching, Clare.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
And so now Miss Chooky ....... what have we here???? December, January and February (yes .... that's February's bottom binding hanging over the line there too!!) Whew!!!! Now I can get onto some other projects I have to do in the next couple of weeks and not worry about missing February deadline!! Thanks Chooky for cracking the whip ..... I have had a fantastic day!! Amazing what you can do with a day away from the office and no phones ringing!!
And by the way ... is it just me or is everyone having trouble taking photos of such a loooooooong project???? I took it over to the next door clothesline .... the wind was blowing .... the puppy was wanting to help .... and this is trying to get it to stay still for just a moment!! At least the rain had stopped!! Happy stitching everyone ....... Fiona H xx
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
yay i am finally up to date, for a couple of days anyway.
See, my border and sahings are all in place, although don't look to close as one of my sashings is sewn on the wrong side, i will blame it on the extremely hot weather and don't tell Suzitee as i am not unpicking it. (unpicking is not in my sewing vocabulary) Luckily its a tone on tone and quite hard to see.
If you live in QLD i hope you are not getting to wet or flooded out and if you live in Perth-as i do, stay cool, and to all the Aussie ladies, Happy Australia Day and to everyone else Happy Thursday.
And I'm still working on December's blocks! Which would be admirable if I was learning needle turn appliqué, but I'm raw edge machining this quilt people!!!
This is my suitcase block. It's going to say "the beach at sunset". I do like the beach, but I mostly only travel to my local beach, hence the suitcase change.
And this is my cup of tea block. (I don't drink tea. Or coffee for that matter.) But I do stitch! A lot!
I'm working on the other blocks too. My umbrella block features an umbrella, and is finished. Phew!
I'm busy stitching and hope to have December finished soon. We are moving house next week, but I know that sewing and stitching will be fitted in around the moving because it's what keeps me sane and everyone here loves living with a sane wife and mother!
For more of my sanity check out my blog at here
A princess skirt !!
I met Marie, a very gifted designer in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines during our european quilt exhibition in September 2011.
Marie makes sooooooooo beautiful dresses !!
I asked her to make a pink skirt for me. I chose the fabrics and colors and... here it is !
Can you see the lovely lacing-up in the back ?????
She made me the black top too !!
I LOVE this skirt so much that I asked Marie if I can put it in my SKoW quilt.
She's so nice ! She gave me a sketch and little samplers of the same fabrics of my skirt...
and I make this :
Now I can tell you my deepest wish... to get the whole wardrobe of Arwen !!! ( you know the Elvish girl...) Of course it will need to be resized... but... all we need is DREAM !!!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Chookie has cracked the whip so I'm sharing my blocks. Two done so far - one in the final stages - and I'm still plugging away. We had a loss in the family and a very serious illness over the holidays so I'm behind. I'm confident I can catch up soon. I'm actually enjoying the challenges of appliqué!
This is my first appliqué ever! So much fun!
And this is my second appliqué ever! Woot! I changed the text - I love dancing in rain puddles!
They photographed rather dark. I'm using traditional needleturn for the larger pieces and spray-starch appliqué for the smaller ones. I'm changing my patty cakes into cup cakes, but the frosting has gone a bit wonky.
Chookie, just a FYI, it's going to be a long time before you can update the sidebar for me. I'm using charm packs. I'm waiting until the end to cut up any leftover charm squares into those small sashing squares.
Thank you, everyone, for inspiring me!
So finally I am back in the game and trying very hard to catch up. Just wanted to share "patty cakes" and "old blue jeans" blocks with you. I don't know why I waited so long to get back into it, these blocks are alot of fun. And with each block I fall in love with this fabric even more.
Love me :-)