Sunday, 18 August 2013

Christmas QAL follow up.

At last a chance to show the progress I made on the jelly roll race quilt. My husband loves it but it does not look right on the sofa, where I had imagined it living at Christmas.  He thinks it should be on our bed in the winter, now to find a border to bring it to the correct size.
I will enjoy a trip to the fabric shop to find the right border, I think this may be finished before Christmas.
I have also started couple of eye spy quilts for my grandsons, as leaders and enders. They are coming along very quickly.

Thread catcher

Whilst blog hopping I came upon this useful thread catcher by I hope that works. I really enjoyed making this.
The lovely iris fabric I won in a give away from Helen (Archie the Wonder Dog).  It is so pretty, irises are one of my favourite flowers.
Now to make some matching sewing accessories.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Christmas QAL 3

After digging at the allotment for three hours this morning it was lovely to sit and sew. Of course having cleaned the machine I had to fill bobbins and get set up for a mega sewing session.
I don't know how people can make a quilt so quickly.  I watched a bit more of  Twin Peaks whilst I fed all those meters through. I won't get a chance to sew now until tomorrow evening, after the grand boys have gone home.
happy sewing

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Christmas QAL 2

Time does fly when your having fun. I have nearly finished joining my jelly roll lengths together, further than this photo shows but I need a break to make a cup of tea and check on some more blogs.
This is Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas.  I have not used pinked edged fabric before and the tiny bits are everywhere. I sorted the strips on our bed, big mistake. I now need to vacuum :-)
Happy sewing

Christmas Quilt Along

Hi, I'm back from shopping and just heading to the sewing room with a cup of coffee. I'm still working on the challenge, photos when the rain stops.
I have also started a Christmas jelly roll quilt.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

August Get Your Hex On

I love this months block that Margaret has chosen, I don't know how to link but there is a tutorial on The Sewing Chick's blog for the block.
I have wanted to try this block since I first saw it but thought it was trickier than it turned out to be. It has proved harder to turn the hexagon to the right angle.
I do hope Margaret likes it.
I listened to the cricket from Old Trafford whilst sewing but I think there will be limited play or none at all tomorrow.
My dear husband has just said he will show me tomorrow how to rotate the image to the correct angle.