Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Block 28 Duck and Ducklings

This one looks a bit misshapen but once they are all sewn together it will be fine - hopefully!!!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Block 27 Darting birds

Sixty tiny scraps of fabric to make a 15 cm block -  I do  think it is very pretty!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Block 21 Country Wife

I love the names of these traditional blocks; I wonder how they came to have the names they have.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Block 20. Churn Dash

I have promised myself that when I have completed 40 blocks then I can start putting them together.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Block 18 Century of Progress

I need to "plod on" with the quilt even though there are a lot of Christmas makes beckoning!!
One sweet tiny teddy and a patchwork bauble tempted me last week.   Will post pictures soon.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Block 16. Calico puzzle.

I've had a hiccup - life gets in the way sometimes, haven't posted for a while but I have continued with my blocks.
This one is Calico puzzle.   Now the question is - should I start putting them together yet or wait until they are all finished??????

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Block 7 Birds in the air

.........needs a trim up later.   Forty little pieces of fabric for this one.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Farmer's Wife Quilt

...............a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step................!

I bought this lovely book, The Farmer's Wife sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird and it has given me the inspiration I need to start on a new project.

The book comes complete with a CD of all the templates that are needed to make the quilt.   One tiny criticism of the book is that each tiny template prints on a whole sheet of paper. (My rudimentary computing skills are not up to transferring more than one of them onto a sheet and at the same time retain the correct size - you may be able to do this easily!!!!)   Now I have printed out and transferred each shape onto template plastic - so it's time to start.  I have gathered together enough of my fabric stash to complete all the blocks so that I can mix and match fabric throughout.    WISH ME LUCK!
I am going to add a photo of each block I finish  -  so watch this space!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Enchantment fabric by Lonni Rossi.

I was lucky enough to be able to buy the shop sample packs for this gorgeous Lonni Rossi fabric, the grey/yellow and the pink/purple. It is really lovely fabric and great quality.   So what to make!  I have two bedrooms with single beds crying out for a quilt each - so that is the plan.  It will have to be machine made - I am already in the process of making a quilt by hand - so these two will have to be super quick to make.   Fortunately the fabric will do the the talking, it is so pretty with just a glint of gold.