Friday, March 29, 2013

An Easter Finish.

I finished the binding on this earlier this week and have finally got around to taking some photos. I did a scrappy binding, five different prints to blend in with all the scrappy squares.

Look! Its a quilt with feet! It's so hard to get good help these days, I asked Daz to come out and help me take some photos. And despite him having a Photography Minor In a Bachelor of Arts Media Studies, he still takes a crap photo which I love teasing him about!

 I'm not ready Daz!

It measures 60 inches square, perfect lap size. It hasn't got a home to go to. I think I'll hang onto it till the local show in July and then gift it to someone.

Close up of the quilting, green pebbles for the green section, yellow pebbles for the yellow and blue pebbled for the blue section! This really was a great stash busting quilt, I used up prints that I wouldn't normally use.

It also makes a great cape as Milly discovered!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Weekend.

I had a productive weekend, always helps when the husband goes away on a nine hour fishing jaunt! I have a friends birthday coming up in April and she likes blue. So a simple table runner was in order, I selected the fabric, sewed squares within squares to fit the wadding left over strip I had. Made the squares 9 inches then lined them up amd framed them all with Kona cornflower blue. Sandwiched it quickly then started quilting it, just simple up and down straight stitching. All done and waiting on the binding.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Go Milly!

 Milly recieved a merit certificate yesterday. For her enthusiasm towards learning. She is such a sponge for knowledge, she hasn't lost it yet, hopefully she won't ever. She is a delight to teach. Well done Milly, we are very proud of you.

I did find myself getting more excitied about this award though that was presented at the same assembly. The Big Barra Award is awarded to a kid who's behaviour has improved recently. And Alice won! Little Alice who created my favourite block from Miss W's quilt back in 2010. She has been in Milly's class for the last three years, two kids in the same class who will lead two different lives....

Sunday, March 17, 2013

International Quilting Day.

Yesterday was International Quilting Day. So I pulled out this quilt top and finished quilting the last half a metre or so that I had to go. It didn't take long either, about an hour.

 So I had time to trim it, get the binding on and pin it into place.

All ready to hand sew down while watching the current favourite show in our house. I also celebrated International Quilting Day by buying a new sewing machine. This one here, now to wait paitently for the 10 - 12 days it will take to get here. I hope your International Quilting Day was just as productive!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Scrappy Trip Around The World Top Finished.

I had my real life quilting group today, I'm going along this year. I took these blocks with the intention of finishing this top and wolah, I did. We had a fantastic thunderstorm go through while I was there, came home to a flooded backyard! The dark brown squares are jumping out in this, but to be honest I don't really care, I'm over it! Have reached the "I just want it finished stage" and I still have no idea who this quilt is for. I decided to make this as I saw so many lovely ones around on blogs but now I have finished the top, I don't think its really me, I should stick to making stuff I like. Lesson learnt.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WIP Wednesday Week 10

I have been doing some of my Christmas cross stitch. Not sure about the V.... might have to add some more to the sides.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Scrappy Trip Around the World Update.

I have been plodding away on my blocks for this Scrappy Around the World quilt. After laying all these out on the floor, I think I have 6 more blocks to go till its at a size I am happy with. I don't know who this quilt is for though, uaually I make things for a person in mind but this one hasn't a home as yet and that feels odd I will admit.