Saturday, April 20, 2024

FNSI April

I made an early start for FNSI hosted by Wendy . First up were the tiny nine patches.


1- 1/2"

I've wanted to make a scrappy cracker quilt for a while so made a start on that with 4 yellow blocks.
The evening project was diamond hexies
end hexies on the top left, 3 whole ones & the start of another.

Pop over here to see who joined in.

Happy Stictching,

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

nine patches

 Somehow i have gotten behind again with my nine patches so yesterday i sat & sewed & i am all caught up.

Week 12

week 13

I think i need to find a new storage container. :)

There is 130 of each size in the container.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, April 6, 2024

FNwF April

Last night for FNwF hosted by Cheryll i stuck with trying to finish of a ufo/wip.

At the start of the evening this block just needed a bit of satin stitch

all done. Now to try & rinse the tracing pen out & not have the thread bleed. ~)

Then onto the third panel
1 tree completed.

Pop over here to see who joined in. Thanks for hosting us again Cheryll.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Needlecase Swap

 I'm participating in a needlecase swap on IG. I chose Sewing Mouse Needlebook by Natalie Bird to make.

I've made this twice now & both times have given it away. Maybe one day i'll make one for myself. :)

Happy Stitching,

Monday, April 1, 2024

#9 Chookshed Stitchers Challenge

 Spotting a post from Deana I looked to see if it was about the number for April. Yes it was so I checked my list. Hmm I really hope those blocks are in the same crate as last months.

Yes they were. :) This month I need to make something from crazy patch blocks that were made in swap back in 2011.

Not sure yet what to make from them. 

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, March 31, 2024

RSC March

 Just scraping in for this months rainbow scrap challenge brought to you by the colour purple.

This week Reproquiltlover asked about the colour brown. As i don't have brown quilts my tiny nine patches included brown blocks as a nod to using the colour brown in quilts.

Happy Stitching

Thursday, March 28, 2024

#4 Chookshed Stitchers Challenge.

 At the start of March i had this pile of blocks. I couldn't get my head around how to turn all these differing block sizes into a quilt so the decision was made to turn them into other things i'd use.

and now i have a cushion cover
a runner
i thought this little block looked like baubles so i added some loops to the top of the blocks & made a Christmas hanging.

this block into a project holder

the mug block into a mug rug
the remaining 5 larger blocks into tablemats as the J block & the cat blocks were separate blocks.
These blocks are what is left. I'm thinking another runner. 

Sadly not much of a dent was made in the B & C stash making these things up. :)

Now to wait & see what number comes up for April

Happy Stitching

Saturday, March 23, 2024

9 patches

 Up to week 10 in the tiny 9 patch challenge. There is 100 blocks of each size. I've surprised myself that i'm still making them. :)

Possibly 20 or more years ago i was given a different blood lily to the one i had but i think it has only flowered once in all those years so imagine my surprise when out watering one day to discover a flower. I was waiting for it to open properly to take a photo but grubs got to it. :(
I turfed that grub off & hoped it would open more but when i went back a day of so later another grub had found the flower. 

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, March 17, 2024

National Quilting Day

 Yesterday was National Quilting Day & it was spent on Zoom chatting with lovely ladies from all over the world. Special thanks to Chooky for hosting us again. It is always a lovely time chatting with these ladies & seeing what they are making.

I spent the time making up 1/2" hexie diamonds. I managed to get 13 done.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, March 16, 2024

FNSI February

 The day started early playing catch up with the tiny nine patches

After a break it was time to work on the 12 bears panel from the Christmas bom i'm trying to get finished.

Where i started &

where i finished when bed called me.

Thanks Wendy for hosting us again.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Festive flock

 Whilst sewing the binding down the other night on Festive Flock i had a companion. :)

Bella sure does love being on the quilts or the wadding or in the scrap basket. :)

all the binding is done for now. :) Quilted by the quilting fairy.

Happy Stitching,

FNSI April

I made an early start for FNSI hosted by Wendy  . First up were the tiny nine patches. 3" 1- 1/2" I've wanted to make a scrapp...