Monday, 27 September 2010
I've been working on the English paper-pieced diamonds - My Stars for mindless handwork. What happened to the Christmas cross-stitch? Nearly finished... I just don't feel like making things to frame anymore. I guess I am not really sure what colours to frame it with and so on. It sounds silly to let something like that stop us from finishing a project. I'm sure it's usually in the subconscious....
However, I do have a finish for show and tell.
I Believe is hanging in this photo. Perhaps I should take another photo where you can see it laying flat.
I need to add some buttons (for holly) and beads (for birdseed), but the rest is finished, and the label is on.... buttons and beads will probably wait until the 1st December - that is this year's deadline. If I don't have the decorations or gifts made by then, it's too late for this year.
Saturday, 25 September 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
I started cutting out the applique at Gisborne Quilters. When I got home, I couldn't stop. Now they are all fused on. They only need sewing. Hmm... I might keep that for taking to quilt group... I was just a little bit short of the brown border print and had to include a little bit of selvedge. This should be hidden in the binding. This quilt - Square Dance - will measure 16in x 20in when it is finished. Only two more to go to reach my goal of 9 mini quilt tops this year - then I can quilt them all!!
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Sunday, 19 September 2010
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
I enjoyed collecting the fabrics - this took a couple of years.
Saturday, 11 September 2010
And, I was able to spread it out on the carpet at home.
I was thinking about adding a brown binding after quilting. Perhaps it needs blue. What do you think?
Thursday, 9 September 2010
That is why these simple cross-stich designs are coming along so well. The birds are finished, and I am nearly finished "Noel". I am going to cram as much as I can onto this lovely coloured AIDA cloth before I cut these out and turn them into stuffed Christmas tree decorations.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Why isn't it finished? I realised I wouldn't get it finished in time to give to Mum today, so I went outside into the sun instead. Glorious sun!! Shining after ALL the rain. What a long Winter it has seemed.
The Rural Jardin fat quarter quilt top is finished, and the back is also pieced with label attached ready for Mum to quilt. :) Thanks Mum!!
Sunday, 5 September 2010
I really fancy starting my saree fabric quilt after I get these borders on and the back pieced out of leftover backing fabrics (hopefully, this quilt and backing will be ready to give to Mum on Tuesday for quilting - if she is not still flooded in).
I would also like to add the last border to Lizzie Mae's Medallion, but that's "following instruction" stuff when I don't feel so creative. I think if I feel like creating, I should follow that and work on the saree quilt. Don't you think so? Hee hee. I can justify almost anything, even starting a new quilt!!
Besides that, creating will take my mind off my sister in Christchurch, NZ - where earthquakes have damaged sewage and buildings. Her house is okay. She's well, her partner is well, and the dog is not so scared anymore. Big changes around there at the moment though.
Friday, 3 September 2010
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
This is the layout. I have used very dark fabrics for the background of the geese sections, and bright colours for the large triangles.
The yellow border is going to add a warm glow to the little quilt. These units seemed to go together rather quickly - perhaps it is because there are 24 large triangles (they don't need piecing at all!!).
I needed a fairly quick mini quilt. I still have one to catch up on - have you noticed I have not made one each month?