Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sewing machine quilt

IJust Jude Designs

This was a test sew for @quietplay and also the Saturday activity for the Jersey Modern Quilt Guild's Rainbow Retreat. Amongst the business of the last few days before the retreat, I decided to quilt and bind the quilt. I pinched the rainbow binding from another UFO and it was soon complete.

Here is the centre block DK which others have made over the weekend and then the complete quilt.

One hour basket

Just Jude Designs

This weekend I have been at the inaugural rainbow Retreat for the Jersey Modern Quilt Guild. Friday's activity was to make a one hour basket. Some took longer than other but everyone has completed a basket. Here is mine using a pre quilted panel for a quick finish. I should have used some interfacing as well as wadding for a firmer finish.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Colourway finish

Q1 2017 Finish Along

Just Jude Designs

I had forgotten to share another finish from February with you. The pattern is Colorway by Camille Roskelley. I bought a jelly roll of a newer Bonnie and Camille range and combined it with my B&C stash. The block is very cleverly 

I finished the quote to enter it in the Jersey Eisteddfod needlework and text a hot art section. Here itis displayed   at the show. This year's adjudicator was Philippa Naylor. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sewcial bee sampler block 7

I wasn't sure about this block as it has no border and. Have put a border of mini pearl bracelets by Lizzy House around the other blocks. So I decided to use a neutral background of the same fabric line, not that I could initially find my fabric, that was because it was neatly put away with the other colours. I like this block and am looking forward to putting it together with six other blocks.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March socks

I started this new pair of Hermione's Everyday socks by Erica Leuder on 5 March. And this morning I finished the ribbing. They just needed to be blocked now after I pick up my sock blockers and docks from the Eisteddfod exhibition on Sunday.

Now I need to finish my Snowmelt shawl by sewing in the ends and blocking it.

Monday, March 06, 2017

March socks

I have chosen some lovely pink yarn by Kate Selene with speckles of green to signal the start of spring.

I am helping at the Eisteddfod this week and also participating in an emergency exercise on Wednesday so I needed a simple project in case of quiet intervals. So I cast on a pair of Hermione's everyday socks.

I also finished clue 5 of the snowmelt shawl, but have yet to sew in the ends and block it but I did block the Girl from the Grocery Girl shawl last week.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Bjorn Bear cushion

I decided to make one more item for our local Eisteddfod. I already had the Bjorn Bear pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, grabbed my fabrics and I finished the cushion the same day.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Summer Sampler finish

The Summer Sampler was UFO number 8 on the list of UFOS for the APQ challenge 2017. I actually worked on this from 1 February to get it finished even though it was more important to finish my Eisteddfod entries. I put all of the blocks on my design wall, only to find that I was one block short. I then reviewed my blocks so far and realised that two blocks didn't fit in with the rest due to being too light. I had used Kona iron as a background colour to tie the blocks together. So I decided to take out the two light blocks plus one other block to make a sixteen block quilt with the grey sashings.