Monday, April 26, 2010

What a Lovely Autumn Day in April


Went into my sewing room this morning, and got a huge dose of the depression – haha not really, but with such a mess with all these projects half finished, and so many things I want to make……

I heard somewhere on a quilting DVD that we do not have to finish everything we start, the trouble is almost everything I start is something I really want to finish. :-))

And its about time I did some more blogging. I have been very remiss, but I have been sewing. Just haven’t taken any photos.

I am in the process of machine appliqueing my Civil War Bridal Quilt. I have finished the first block – Yay!!  I did this one using freezer paper inside then slitting the back and taking the freezer paper out.  It looks a bit crumpled as I had to wet it to get the paper out, and haven’t ironed it yet.IMG_1490

Not sure whether I like this method, so at the moment I am doing one using wash away paper.

Hope to have my second block finished any day now and will post a photo as soon as I can.

I’m also getting stuck into my Candied Hexagons which I am hand piecing at night.

  IMG_1491IMG_1492  The  2 blocks using one print is my focal print and the one I used to get my colour from.

It’s sure going to be bright.:-))

Thanks for dropping by

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Friday, April 2, 2010



Hi Every-one

Not a lot happening in the quilting line at the moment, although in the evenings I have been putting a few circles together. A project I started a couple of years ago. Managed to tack my fabric to the paper templates, but that was as far as I got, so I thought I should start putting some together.

I am trying to work out what to take with me on my trip. Something I don’t need super sight for, so it won’t be these, as it’s quite hard to get the centre points accurate.  Even with hand piecing.

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CCF02042010_00003 My basting stitches are still in.

One thing I did achieve yesterday was thisIMG_1464 A lovely batch of Hot Cross Buns. They taste very yummy.

A photo below of one of our lovely girls heading off to Australia to enter a couple of shows, and meet up with a nice young fella to make a baby!! She will come back home in about October.

DH was quite emotional to see her go, as she has such a lovely disposition, and he has become quite fond of her.IMG_1458 IMG_1462

Thanks for dropping by, and have a lovely Easter Break.

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