Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Tree Challenge cont'd....

My trees are slowly growing. There have been comments from a certain member of the household.....he thinks they look like balloons, lol.
Some people have no sense of imagination!

Hopefully tomorrow I will get time to finish off the last little tree and I can post a picture of them all 'dressed up'

Tuesday, 15 July 2008


I started my tree quilt yesterday. As usual the hardest part was finally deciding what to do.

It's a pretty rough sketch but gives me something to work from.

I want this to be a bright, nonsensical little quilt so have picked some of my hand dyed fabrics for this project.

The trees have been cut out and fixed to the background. Today when I finish being a builders assistant I will start the background quilting and with luck be ready start stitching the embellishments on tonight.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Disappearing 9 Patch

As I mentioned back in April (that seems like so long ago now) I found a bunch of 6" 9 patch blocks and turned them into disappearing 9 patch blocks.

Since then I've participated in another 9 patch swap, this time using 9" blocks. Rather than have two smaller quilts I've combined the two swaps to make a lap quilt.

Initially I had the smaller blocks in the centre then changed my mind (of course I didn't change it until I'd stitched everything together).

I'm thinking about backing it with polar fleece - no wadding - and then quilting it. Decisions, decisions, lol.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Summer Quilt Finished

This is my finished my quilt for the Four Seasons Summer Quilt Swap, I'm pleased with how it has turned out and hope the recipient likes it.

Lovely cool blue/greens remind me of the ocean on a hot summer day. It will be in the mail in the next few days.