Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WIP Wednesday

Wow, it must be months since I posted a Work In Progress Wednesday post, hopefully I'll be getting back into the swing of it soon :)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I have two WIP's that I've been working on this week.  The first is my New York Beauty quilt.  My design requires 38 blocks & my deadline is May (not sure the date).  I may have to re-think my design as time goes on.

The second is a Log Cabin commission quilt that I'm working on, the final size will be for a double bed & at the moment I have quite a few blocks that are coming on nicely.  The log cabin has been growing quite quickly as I've been using the "washing line" method :)

I'm linking this post up with the WIP Wednesday over at Freshley Pieced so don't forget to pop over there & check out some other WIP's from some lovely people.

Happy stitching :)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Quilting Progress & A Mini Make

On January 1st I did a blog post listing some quilt tops that I'm looking to complete as quilts this year.  As we are now three months into the year I thought I'd see if i've actually managed anything on my list.  You can see the original post here.  I was pleasantly surprised by my own results :)

Hannah Quilt
This is now complete.  Hannah uses her quilt EVERY day cuddled up on the sofa. :)

Stars Quilt
No change on this project :(

Pinwheels Quilt
No change on this project :(

Speedwell Quilt
This quilt is now layed & basted all ready to start on the quilting :)

Busy Lizzie Quilt
No change on this project :(

Now for the Mini Make.  This week was my monthly quilt group meeting & we had a list of items to bring with us, including some precut fabric.  This was our mini-make for the evening.

The design for this came from the Valentine Pennie Tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop website.  Originally designed for valentines treats, I thought they'd be perfect for the children to collect mini eggs in this Easter.

Happy Stitching :)

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Quilt Exhibition (image heavy)

Sunday just past myself & Franney headed off to Sevenoaks to peruse the quilt exhibition that is put together by Puddleducks quilt shop & Quercus quilt group.  The lovely thing about exhibitions is you get to see so many quilts of all shapes, sizes, colours & quite often the same quilt in different fabrics which is always nice for an instant comparison.

Here are some of the quilts that I really enjoyed viewing.

I'll share more later.
Happy stitching :)

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Time Flies....

.... when you're sewing!

Anyone else noticed that March appears to have turned up pretty sharpish?? One minute we were only half way through February & the next we're into the 3rd month of the year already.

Thought I'd just share with you some of the projects I was working on in February.

First up is Hananh's quilt.  I originally started this quilt on a days workshop with Carolyn Forster at Thread Bear.  It's a pretty basic disappearing 9-patch, also known as Patience Corner.  The quilt is backed in pink fleece, ditch quilting & I have just the binding to complete.

Next up is Crayon Rolls.  In total this month I've made about 25 of these & I've sold an awful lot of those 25 too.  They hold 16 crayons & come complete with the crayons. I still have some of them available to purchase which you can do through my Crafters Barn online shop.

Everything else I've been doing in cutting fabric & prep work for other quilts & I don't have photos of any of it so hopefully they'll all be projects to share with you over the next few weeks.

Happy stitching :)