Monday, February 15, 2010

Hi from New Zealand

Today is overcast, but I hope it won’t rain. I’ve just hung my washing out and it’s blowing around nicely.

I had a weekend to myself, when DH went away with his horses, and I managed to finish a table runner, that was supposed to me a wall hanging, but I didn’t want it as that. The class was invisible machine applique, so I thought a table runner would be large enough to do. 11th February 2010 002 11th February 2010 007 Notice the butterfly on the bud? That’s there because I accidently cut the background fabric!!

I have also made a start on The Civil War Diary Quilt. I was going to start Dear Jane, but I haven’t got my background fabric yet.    12th February 2010 00312th February 2010 002

The one with the squares – I thought I don’t need to do this foundation piecing, so I carefully cut my strips, then squares, and VERY carefully stitched them up to find I had forgotten to add the S.A. Oh my God! how could I do something so basic so wrong. So, I re cut and stitched, only to find I had done a Very scant 1/4” S A and the block measures about 6 7/8” instead of 6 1/2”.

Well…. I had had enough of that one, so maybe I’ll redo it later in the peace, or do very large SA when I stitch it in. No that wouldn’t do at all, so I guess I’ll be redoing!!

I think I need to starch these little beauties as my photos make them look abit off.  My seams are all perfect, so I think that’s the way to go.  Some peoples little blocks look so perfectly neat.

Many thanks to Linda, Jenny, Julie x2 and Quilts & Pieces (sorry I don’t know your name) for all the nice comments you made to my last blog.      Linda I’ll certainly try and remove the Quilts feet. Did you notice the quilts hands! haha  

Thanks for dropping by

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Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love your table runner! That is gorgeous! I also love your star block! I haven't done that one yet. (Dawn - Quilts and Pieces)

Linda said...

Your table runner is lovely, Sue! Yummy colors. And so sorry about the SA problems with your Civil War Diary quilt. Best to make the mistake and fix it now, rather than realize it on into a dozen blocks.

I'll be watching for headless, handless and feetless quilt piccies from you!

Lizzie said...

I love the table runner Sue, wouldn't have known about the butterfly being an 'extra' if you hadn't told us!

Julie said...

Love the table runner, it is lovely, I especially like the butterfly, it gives it such a unique touch!

Civil War Diary blocks....nah! had better stick with the DJ I have already started!!! Stop tempting me will you!

Khris said...

Your table runner looks great Sue...well done...hugs Khris