Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February finishes

I managed  to squeeze in some last minute finishes today. I also prepped some backing  for a quilt that's ready to  be quilted & put binding on a quilt I'm just about to sew down.
My first finish

My mandolin block turned into a cushion cover. Next up i finished off my Christmas stitcheries.
Now to find hangers for the 3 hangings.

Well i managed to get the binding down on my quilt.
Colonial Garden is finally a wrap after many years.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 24, 2018

A week of EPP

I worked on my thimbles & i'm still undecided what do with them. Leave as is for a table runner or keep going & make a quilt.
I've 180 thimbles here. 30 thimbles in each row. It's wide enough & long enough for a table runner. If i was to make it queen sized quilt i would probably need to make well over 1000 of them. So i'll see.

Last night i added more coffins.
On the left i think i added 4 to the row i'd been working on, a whole row & then 5 more before i decided i needed sleep.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 17, 2018

FNSI February

 I joined in FNSI yesterday & I had hoped to sit at the machine but it was still way to hot to do a thing. Roll on winter please.

 Late in the evening i got my 3 stitcheries ready to applique to the backgrounds.

That done i finished appliqueing the last 4 triangles(right side) to this strip. So now i can get that ufo finished off.
The yellows really aren't that bright. They are a very muted colour.

Then i thought "what to do?" more Coffins, Libby hexies or just what i didn't know. I had to fix up the mess Bella made beside my chair when she knocked several things down & i found what i was going to do.  I was going to start a new project. lol
I started sewing together my little EPP thimbles. I'm not sure how big this will be. I've 200 to begin with & as they are only about 1" across the top & 2" across the bottom. Length is just under 2 " so it will take a while to make a big quilt. :).

Pop over & visit our lovely hostess Wendy & to find the links to everyone who joined i & what projects they worked on.

Happy stitching,

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lost my sewjo

i really struggled this week to do a thing. Guess that comes from migraines, fibro flares & a spine than need adjustment. I did do hand work yes but even that was an effort. I was hoping to get back to the machine next week but we are in for  heatwave.

I finished Santa off & moved onto the 3rd design in the little hangings
then i redid the little stitcheries from the Christmas hearts that i stuffed up with the cutting measurements.
Caught up on this months stitcheries for the stitchalong of Ruth's Dream quilt. I counted up how many i've done & i seem to be behind to where i should be but i'm not worried after all it's a slow stitchalong. :)
I wish my thread showed up better but being a pale pink/green it doesn't photograph to well no matter what i try.

Wednesday i think it was i had a brilliant idea, Yes i do have those occasionally but they are few & far between. :) I've been collecting pins/badges & planned to make a hanging for them but being busy trying to get UFO's done i don't want to start a really big project yet. I had a hanging my friend made me many years ago that would be great to put my collection on for. It was like a treasure hunt looking for the hanging. I found things i'd forgotten i'd made. :)
My hanging with the badges/pins i've collected. I've another 3 pins coming in the mail & i forgot to add my other cat ones. During my search I did drag out a small ufo to add the applique to. It has been sitting there over 10 years now. Just the 2  rows & it would've been done.

After that i've just been adding coffins to my quilt.
I finished adding coffins to the top row, added another to the left side & then have started another row on the left side. I counted how many coffins across & i'm up to 17. Just need to add 13 more along the bottom & it will be big enough for a queen bed. I did some calculations & i think i need about 20 more coffins to add to t he 1000 made so it's about 30 coffins wide & 34 coffins long. I'm hoping that gives me good width & length to cover a queen sized bed. Plus there is side border to add to it's a rectangle shaped quilt.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, February 3, 2018

FNwF February

Boy did that roll around quick. Did anyone see the month of January at all ? I blinked & missed it. :) :)

Anyway my plans yesterday went out the window as i remembered there was an orthodontist appt to attend mid morning with 1 daughter & then the other wanted to go for coffee over at the big shopping centre so i went with her to do that. It was late afternoon by the time i got back & all i wanted was nanny nap. :)
I found this cute sign which i though would be handy to hang blocks or small quilts on to take photo's.

So i guess you are wondering did i do any crafting at all. Well yes i did. I embroidered Santa.
I nearly got him finished too before bed called. These little stitcheries are very quick & easy to stitch. I just have Frosty to stitch now.

Pop over to visit lovely hostess Cheryll to find the links to who joined in last night & what projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, February 2, 2018

My projects this week

I finished the 4 blocks for part 7. I wasn't keen on this one as only 3 shapes are used & therefore only 3 fabrics were supplied. I would've like a 4th piece to add in.
It was hard to get the 4th block to look different to the other 3.

I've stitched 1 of the 3 Christmas stitcheries i traced out Sunday
Yesterday i appliqued my Mandolin block to it's background. Now to decide on a cushion or a hanging. I'm going to quilt over it & do some echo quilting around the block.

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...