Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday sewing & prep work

Temecula Quilt Company is having a quilt along making a quirky little quilt & i've joined in.

The first blocks chosen for the quilt were the Shoofly blocks.


These blocks measure 3-1/2 inches. I wonder what next weeks blocks will be? All i can say is that they will be 3-1/2" too. :)

After sewing these i got out some little Christmas decoration kits i bought last year & prepped them ready to sew.






Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Table runner

I'd completed the hand quilting on my Christmas tablerunner but decided i really didn't like it so some reverse sewing was in order. I machine quilted it today and I'm much happier with result.


Happy Stitching,

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Busy sewing week.

Hmm where to start.

 Ahh with Hannah & Harrington of course. I finished stitching the remaining blocks & yesterday i put them together & added to the top of the quilt. I then frantically checked all my fabric for borders hoping i could use stash fabric & not have to go buy any. Couldn't find enough of the black at first & decided to try one last place & found a large piece of black homespun I'd bought for some other project that never got made. So a happy dance was in order for that find. :)

All done ready to be quilted sometime in the future. Ticked another ufo/wip off the list Though it's now on another list - the"to be quilted" list. :) :)

Wednesday i got out another felt kit & prepped it. I think i bought it back in 2012

I still have to trace the stitchery that goes with it. My light box has disappeared into my daughters room. :)

My next Christmas BOM arrive that day so i ironed it onto my background fabric ready to stitch
I managed some that night.

On Wednesday i also finished Boo Cat off

& put border on this little hanging which i then hand quilted. I added the binding yesterday.

Yesterday also saw this little project put together & the hand quilting started last night
Not sure if i like the way the thread stands out or not.

And finally some happy mail arrived all the way from the US. The doll quilt from the swap has finally arrived & there may have been some excited yelling involved especially when i found chocolate at the bottom of the box. :) :)

The lady who made it stalked me well. Also included were these extras.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, March 16, 2019

FNSI March

Yesterday I joined in with lovely hostess Wendy & 21 other ladies for FNSI

In the afternoon i turned on Netflix & got to cutting out 3/4" hexagons for a project. I've joined in with a small group of ladies to swap medallions once a month. After 12 months we each should have 24. We make 2 a month, sending one & keeping the other.
Small as they are they still took me quite a while to make. :)

My bunnies got a look in for a bit of sewing before bedtime. I finished both rabbits, the thing they are standing on & started on the apple.

I had planned to go out to the local patchwork shop today to celebrate National Quilting Day as the owner is holding an EPP day there but since we have now got some rain happening i think i'll stay home where it is warm & cosy & sew here.

Pop over to visit Wendy to find the links to who joined in & what projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Friday, March 15, 2019

sewing.

The last 2 weeks since i posted have zipped by & I keep forgetting to post about what i've been working on.

I've done the 2 blocks for March of Gail Pan's Christmas BOM.

I had to wait a few days to get the thread for the bonus project & now they are waiting to be turned into the runner.
The thread is a Cottage Garden one called Earl Grey,

A few of weeks ago i pulled out a kit i bought many years ago & cut it all out. It's now finished.
2nd photo shows the colour better.
Made just in time for Autumn. :) That's one kit marked off my kit list only about 20 odd more to go. lol.

I've put a few more stitches in this project i showed in last post.

& last night started on this block from Hannah & Harrington.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, March 2, 2019

FNwF March

How can it be March already ??????

Yesterday/last night i joined our lovely hostess Cheryll & 17 other lovely ladies for FNwF & my first project was to put a binding on my doll quilt i made & hand quilted last weekend.

I'd put the felt applique on these little blocks on Wednesday & they just needed the border fabrics so i could place the holly in the corners of the 2 elf blocks.

That done i dragged out an old UFO to finish adding border pieces & applique to. This one is from 2012.
First i sewed the completed blocks together then added the border row across the bottom

Laying the blocks out on the bed to place the fabric squares around for placement before sewing seemed to be an open invitation to some small furry critters.
Just 4 blocks needed to have the squares sewn around. So very slack, why didn't i finish this years ago.
Then i had to cut out the felt applique for 3 blocks as the apple one had been done back in 2012. :)
All attached now & with a furry photo bomber. :)

Now to the evening & that saw me sewing the binding down by hand to the doll quilt
All done & first finish for March. I got a bit slack with sewing after that & only put a few stitches in an embroidery i'm doing.
Happy Stitching,

FNSI November

Last night i joined in FNSI hosted by Wendy . Quite honestly i don't know why i bother to join up anymore as everytime i make plans for ...