Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CQ Farmer's Wife blocks month 1

Last night we introduced the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt to 49 members and guests at Caesarea Quilters' September meeting. My turn to introduce and demonstrate the first four blocks. Four blocks was a bit of a high expectation!! I finished one doing the demo and two more were finished this morning. The remaining block - 68 postage stamp will wait until we have more scraps to use up as they are 1.5" squares.

The fabric is Grace by Moda and was chosen by Anne. All of the demonstrators will use this line of fabric so at the end of the year we will have enough blocks for a lap quilt which will be raffled.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Design Seeds

I'm not the only person to struggle with picking colours for projects, but I'm sure I'm one of the last people to find Design Seeds. Several colour combos are published each day along with the picture source.

I love this Neighbourly Hues

This combo reminds me of Sweetwater Sunkissed so I may pull some out and use them for Lily's Quilt a Long. Not that I should be starting more new projects - I should be doing things with Allen keys and a spirit level.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Another quilt top finished

I have been awaiting impatiently the light blue patterned fabric to finish the blocks for this Quilt Book Club quilt called Modern V from Modern Basics. I picked up the fabric from the Post Office yesterday morning and it is so quick to go together that it's now done and just needs to be quilted!!

Today I want to trace Elephantz Block of the Month - block 3 to take to quilting tomorrow to handstitch. Not that I've finished months 1 or 2 yet. No change there.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Holiday photos

I think this photo tells you a lot about the weather we had for most of our two weeks in Saumur. Even Lizzie had a go and made a block. She's very good at selecting fabric in combinations I wouldn't have chosen but they do work. Time to update the spreadsheet for those I have finished, I think almost two thirds are now complete.