Sunday, 5 December 2010

dragging my feet ....

.... in the snow!  (yes it's still here, despite a slight thaw and no prospect of warmer weather for the foreseeable!)


I can't get blogger to put this the right way up -  sorry!  (the Teenage Diva after doing snow angels ... need I say more!  LOL)

I've got all the blocks for my Carolina Christmas Mystery quilt from Bonnie K Hunter last year pieced.  I just have the borders to make.  It's currently 80.5" square, and my frame only takes a max width of 82 -  but I have a plan, and it will look beautiful with the borders on it! 

I also got some more Anita's Arrowhead blocks done, and I'm loving how they look!  I've been pressing and sewing them up in batches, and it seems to work very well rather than one block at a time.  (I have another 16 ready to piece and hope to make good progress on this this week)

I said I'd been dragging my feet, well, I should have been doing a foundation block for my C&G, but as yet, it remains in my head!  Instead I've been meaning to play a little with some crayons (yup, good ol' kids wax crayons)  and a little (naff) quilting practice...

And my copy of Quilting Arts magazine arrived, which distracted me even more!

I painted this after the quilting with acrylics, and I love how the surface pattern on the fabric comes through...

So while I was at it, I had a little doodle, and now I have 5 new postcards  :)

So I guess I better go do that foundation pieced block now I have no other excuses .... hehe!

Happy quilting!

12 comments:

gill said...

Great quilting!!
I love Quilting Arts too but it's hard to find! Do you have a subscription??
Gill

Greg said...

You can keep the snow.. After last Christmas, I don't want to see any snow for 450 years!! Great work onthe quilting!!

Quilthaze said...

The Carolina quilt is stunning - I love the colours. Your quilting is beautiful too. I really need to practice some feathers like yours!

AMKreations said...

Wow, love the snow and you're work is amazing! I love the quilt especially!

The painted pieces are great too!

Rachel's Quilts said...

The Carolina Christmas mystery is amazing! Love the arrowhead blocks too!

QuiltSue said...

I am in total awe of your quilting, and now of your painting too. Did you trapunto the holly leaves?

Tracey said...

Great postcards!

Kim said...

Oh Wow....you've been busy!
Oh everything is lovely....now get that Carolina Christmas finished so you can move onto RRCB :0).

Happy Sewing

Kim said...

One of these days can you do a tutorial on how you made that holly piece?...........it is lovely and my favorite of all you have shown.

Happy Sewing

Madame Samm said...

Hello dear heart...tell me about these postcards...they look raised...I know it is the stitching...mmmm can you do a tut for us at Stash Manicure...connect with me please...just say yes lol

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those arrowhead blocks are high on my list of "must try". Perhaps when things calm down from the holidays!

Thanks for your lovely comment on Stash Manicure :o)

Patty said...

Thanks for a great post on making postcards! I need to put this on my list of things to try :-)