Wednesday 27 May 2009
Creatively I feel stifled. I have no place to lay out the four quilts I have waiting for this process. My sewing machine has been relegated to the office, and because of this, I cannot even quilt on my frame. Patience is not something that come easily to me. But then I guess you already worked that one out for yourselves when you look at the erratic way I work on my quilts. So no sewing to report on, just lots of dreaming!
Hand work! do I hear you yelling into your screen? The kitchen contents had to go somewhere, so my makeshift kitchen is set up in the living room, along with the dining table and the contents of the kitchen cupboards. It's like squatting in a bedsit! I am Soooooooo looking forward to an end to all the chaos.
What chaos is happening in your world?
Tuesday 19 May 2009
These are my fabrics, as soon as I saw how the mystery was progressing I knew these would be lovely, soft, and in a way, comforting. Good job it's not food, otherwise it would be a steamed syrup pudding with custard! I was already 4 clues behind on this to start with, so I'm pleased to say, that whilst I waited for the Gas Man to arrive to service the boiler I managed to catch up.And now I eagerly await what happens next to this assortment of blocks.
I also managed to turn my pile of Yellow/Cream pieces into 80 Nine Patch blocks this afternoon. All in all a very productive day!
Monday 18 May 2009
This is one of Bonnie Hunter's patterns. I loved it when I saw it on her site. Thank you Bonnie for such generosity. Other than the border fabric, this was another stash only quilt (Borders are allowed!). The creams were FQ's my friend gave me, and the other fabrics I'd had for years! They all played so nicely together, don't you think?
Sunday 17 May 2009
They have been pressed, but still need trimming. At least this gives you an idea of what they look like and how they are going to be set. And as my living room, the only place big enough to lay out blocks, is down to bare concrete on the floor, this is on hold till the new floor gets laid. (Fingers crossed for the end of this coming week)
I also picked up the black i need to get this kit moving too. Did I tell you I'm planning on cutting a load of projects so that when I'm laid up later in the year I can do a little sewing when I feel up to it, but not have the strain of the cutting on my back.
I must of had this pattern/kit for at least 10 years. I think its about time it made it into the pile of completed quilts and off the UFO list. Well, that's the plan anyway.
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Monday 11 May 2009
And how beautiful it is wrapped, don't you think? I love getting packages from the States, you really know how to please your customers! So what do we have here, I hear you ask. This, my blogging friends, is White Chocolate, a pattern that appeared in McCalls Quilting at least a year ago. Fortunately Stitchin Heaven have a kit for this little beauty, which I have had my eye on for quite some time. So how could I refuse an opportunity for 40% off! Yep, that's what I just said! Thanks Ladies! All I have to do is cut it ready for quiet moment of sewing opportunity :o) Aaah, happy days!
Monday 4 May 2009
A close up of some of the quilting so far, I'm trying something new, well, new to me, on this one. I'll post further pics soon. I just wanted you to know I am busy working at it! LOL