Friday, 17 March 2017

Peace man

I can't show my quilting, as it's for future publication. So here is something I adapted from one of my old kaftans for my 6 year old grandson. It was for a school singing and dance and they were hippies.
It bought back many happy, hippy memories. I made part one kaftan into a bag but I must check to see if I have a photo.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Half Squared Test Quilt

This is the first quilt I tested for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I love this online magazine as it means I'm not having to store piles of magazines. It is also very reasonably priced if you live in the U.S.A. unfortunately since the added vat problems they are unable to process our subscriptions. So unless I can find someone in the states to buy it as a gift for me, I will have to keep testing to earn copies.
It is a good pattern for using layer cakes, plus extra for borders. I found a good traditional fabric range at last years F.o.Q. it suits our antique iron bedstead. I think it would also suit scrappy I did try spinning the blocks into different patterns. I used Miniature Gatherings/ Primitive Gatherings by Moda.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

FNSI late again

I enjoyed Friday night here in the U.K. after a busy day at the allotment. I was cutting fabric and listening to a book. Playing with fabric is such fun. This is for a scrappy quilt. I can't show the blocks as the pattern isn't published yet.
I still haven't had a chance to visit many other blogs either. With bad weather forecast there is still time later this week to catch up.
More cutting tonight, though I'm tired after 30 plus 0-3 year olds at story and rhyme in the library.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Thimbleybob finished

Well now it's finished, I did enjoy making this thimble holder/scissor fob. I must make a needle book and pin cushion to use with it. The sun has finally come out, I've enjoyed a walk and pottering in the greenhouse. Planting up the pepper seedlings, 11 out of 12 is a good percentage. Now for a nice cup of tea.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Friday Night with Friends

Sorry for the blurry photo of my gentle Friday night sewing. I haven't had chance to look at the other Friday nighters but perhaps this evening after tea. I was also lucky enough to sew with three friends on Saturday. Today I wanted to garden but strained my back very quickly, so came in and sewed.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Antique Rose Star

I forgot to blog about my lovely weekend last June when I went to The Traditional Group Retreat. My tutor was Barbara Chainey and we hand pieced the antique rose without papers. I finished my block later. Barbara had prepared a comprehensive course and she also gave a presentation on the Friday evening.
I've left my toes in, to show the size!
I am still undecided as to how to use it.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Card Swap 2016

 Many thanks to Amy from Love Made My Home  who organised the Christmas card swap.  My Christmas Card Swap partner was Wendy from September Violets. I love Christmas and this wonderful polar bear on snowshoes makes me smile.
I haven't posted since last January and I'm rather rusty and hope the link works.
Here hopefully is my card from Wendy.

I'm sorry the photo is so poor, the weather has been foul today.
Thank you Wendy for the lovely card.
If this works there will be more blog posts to follow with my projects from the last year, a lot were test patterns for The Quilt Pattern Magazine and I have to keep them under wraps till they're published.