Thursday, April 21, 2016

Last minute

I am packed and ready to go to the quilt show in Nantes and had time to trim these two customer quilts before my lift arrives.

No time to edit the photos, sorry.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Craftsy class sale

I love a lazy spring afternoon as much as anyone, but I love a crafting afternoon even more! Craftsy has put hundreds of their top classes on sale at 50% off –– so you can find the inspiration to keep every day filled with creativity. Hurry, these deals end Saturday! 

I've spotted a "Professional Yarn Dyeing" class and Elizabeth Hartman's new class with a bear and a reindeer pattern included. Ooh and Susan B Anderson's my first toe up sock. There are 785 classes on sale. Wow.

Link to Craftsy

Friday, April 15, 2016

My Secret Garden Block of the month

It is no secret that I love a good Block of the Month (BOM). And free is even better as I have plenty of stash to use. April is the fourth month of Pat Sloan's BOM and I was particularly drawn to this month's Keukenhof block as I visited Keukenhof a few years ago on a scrapbooking retreat.

I eliminated some of the seams in the background portion of this block and got it down to eight pieces from twelve pieces. I love the Karen Lewis red floral print and the Carolyn Friedlander background looks good with the other fabrics I chose. As I am using stash, once I've run out of a fabric, I substitute something similar. The navy in this block is an example of this approach as I'd run out of the navy honeycomb pattern in a previous block.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Q2 2016 FAL

2016 FAL

I did finish most of the items on my Q1 list but never got around to showing them to you, so my Q2 list will be entirely different.

First is my Moda Building Blocks quilt which has been waiting to be quilted for some months now. It's time to get it finished.

The hexagon quilt is quilted and now needs to be trimmed and bound. I'm on the home straight with this one.

This is Lizzie's University quilt which I need to finish and quilt before she's at home on either study leave or school holidays. The blocks are 50% complete, so they will be worked on at our Modern Quilt Guild days.

This is probably the most urgent thing to do and it's to make a pennant for our WI. I commissioned a pennant stand to be made and it will be delivered tomorrow. So that means I now need to make the pennant to go on the stand. I have just found some background fabric so have pencilled this job for Monday of next week.

A few small projects to finish. The first is a basket. The outside is done and quilted so it shouldn't take more than a few hours to get it finished, so why has it been in the cupboard for months?

And this has been in the cupboard almost complete for possibly two years. It looks very sorry but is a social tote. All it needs is the binding, again, a few hours work.

And an Instagram block designed by Lori Holt to be made into a project bag. Hmm, do you think it would take more than two hours. Perhaps not and now I've found my press stud pliers, it'll be even quicker.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Last Siblings Together block

For this monster 18" block we used the quick flying geese method similar to the method used at geese.pdf I wasn't as quick as Sonia who did the block in 30 minutes, probably because I don't have many large pieces of solid fabrics so had to rummage for something suitable.

I have made quilts for Siblings Together for four years so it is now time to change direction and participate in the Jersey Modern Quilt Guild charity quilt and also make my QAYG block for the Beachability quilt that Jane is making. There's never a full moment around here.