Monday, 25 February 2008

IFQ BOM 2nd Block

Here is a picture of the second block from the Home Sweet Home BOM, it went together really quickly and I like the way that the stems are incorporated into the piecing and not appliqued onto the block.

Would you believe that it has taken me days to upload this picture. aaaghh!!!

The picture below is of my friends heritage quilt, we've been working on these quilts for 12 months. I haven't taken a picture of my completed quilt yet. To tell the truth neither quilt is finished as we're still working on the borders.

You've seen the picture of my blue centre in an earlier post.

New Four Seasons Swap - Spring

I've signed up for the 'Spring Season' swap with the Four Seasons swap. If you're interested in taking part in this swap, click on the Four Seasons logo and find out all about it. I have 2 lovely quilts thanks to Jessica and Dorian.

AQC - Aust. Quilt Convention

Last Thursday my quilting buddy Rhonda and I caught the train to Melbourne to have a look at the quilt convention. We arrived just before the doors opened and left in the middle of the afternoon.

I'm sure we visited every stand at least twice, if nor more. I found some more black & whites for the English paper pieced hexagon quilt that I want to start this year. I also found the background fabric, thanks to Rhonda's eagle eye. The picture I took isn't true to colour as the fqs are black & white.They show up blue here and the background fabric is a lot brighter. I'm still a novice with the digital camera.

I was searching for something the other day and came across this table runner, all it needed was sandwiching and quilting. Another UFO or WIP as I prefer to call them bites the dust.

This afternoon I decided it was time to clean out the boxes of quilting and crafty bits and pieces that I have had stashed away. I seem to have ended up with more mess than when I started. I honestly don't know why I've kept some of this stuff. Tomorrow I have a pile of fabric to put away where it belongs and find a new place to store the patterns etc that I uncovered.

I also found a nearly completed quilt that I'd forgotten all about. In a sensible moment I even put the fabric for the binding with the quilt. It only needs a little more quilting and the binding stitched on. If I get my sewing table cleared, I might have a go at it tomorrow. At the moment you can't see an empty spot with all the unearthed 'treasures.'

Monday, 11 February 2008

Partridge in a Pear Tree

This lovely little bird has flown a very long way to take of residence here and has settled in very well.

A very big thank you to Jessica for making me such a lovely little quilt. It will take pride of place next Christmas when I do our decorations.