Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I managed to do lots of sewing this past week, I finished the piecing of my swoon quilt! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
If your swooning over my swoon, like I am!!!! and you wanna see more gorgeous snowy photos, then you can find them here
and I also managed to get some Bee Blocks done! I’ve been sewing like a crazy lady the last week, it feels good!
I just have one bee block left to do for this hive and then I need to start on the sampler hive blocks. I still have not decided which block I plan on doing yet so any suggestions for a fun easy block, let me know.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I had my very helpful assistant (UKdad) hang the quilt from the deck, there is no way I would have had the arm span to show this to you.
This is one big quilt! at the moment it measures 90”x90”, and I hope to make it even bigger, I just need to decide how, then it will be off to the quilter, hopefully that will be sooner htan later.re it with you.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
But I have been sewing when I have had the time.
I have also been working on an upcoming project with one of my blogger friends Fiona who blogs over at Celtic Thistle. this is something that I hope to share with you all very soon, so keep checking up on me so you don’t miss out! Here is a little sneak peak!!
So here are a few more blocks that I have made since the last time I blogged.
Now all I need to do is attach the sashing and borders. I want to actually use this quilt on my bed, the only problem being is our bed is a California king, so I need to figure out the best way to make it big enough. I think I will add a couple of borders, maybe one plain and one patterned, this is going to be one very large quilt.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Test Block for 3x6 Bee, this wasn’t the block I planned on doing originally! I did a test block with another pattern and decided that would be it and then made another block and decided to trim them up only to find they were both the wrong size, so I learned a lesson, always when making bee blocks to test your first one to make sure it is the right size! This block worked perfectly and the finished size is what it says it is 12.5 inches finished!
Linking up to over at Freshly pieced.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
I am on a roll, here is the next block!
So I have seen yet another quilt pattern that I would love to make, in fact there are two but they are both more or less the same so I need your help, have you ever used any patterns made by either of these people and which would you recommend. In truth all quilt patterns are not written the same, some are wordy, some have great instructions, some don’t. So I am not too sure which one to buy. So if you can give me a point in the right direction I would really appreciate it.
The patterns I am looking at are
Spin Cycle by Cluck Cluck Sew and The Labyrinth Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
Friday, February 1, 2013
Another one to share, I had a little accident with this one, can you see the mark in the centre of the flying geese on the star? My iron decided to spew water out on the block, I need to clean my iron, we have extremely hard water so it gets nasty very quickly. I hope when I eventually wash this the mark comes out! unless anyone has any other suggestions?