PS: The winner will be drawn on the 1st of March 2018!
Monday, 12 February 2018
2018 mystery stitching sampler, stitch-a-long.
Alice in Wonderland fabric, you can find it here.
Pouncing stencil designs on dark and light background fabrics. A quick way to mark quilting lines.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
The Hertfordshire Quilt
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
However, when I tried to thread the needle on Monday past again, the eye of the needle was just not in view. After numerous attempts, it was time to accept, my eyes was acting up. I promptly made an appointment, got my eyes tested and got new glasses. Amazing how fast it all happened, now I can see again, which is great.
An old lady once told me, the way we start the new year, is pretty much how the rest of the year will happen. Old Wife Tales? Well I was busy gardening on the first day of that year, the whole year I did a lot of gardening. ( The garden did look fantastic!)
It made me wonder? Over the years however, I have noticed a trend, so now I give it a bit more thought. Started the year off, by attending a wedding, would you not know it, the next wedding invite arrived promptly in my inbox....
The Hertfordshire Quilt.
The Hertfordshire design in my book printed by Quiltmania needs an alteration on page 178 with two templates. Imperial templates A2 &A3 need to be both reversed i.e. A2 needs to be A3 template and A3 needs to be A2 template.
The notes read correctly as does the diagram on page 168.
My center for this quilt, will not be affected by this part of the pattern, as the fabric for it decided the center for me. It is a fussy cut floral. These fabrics was at Quilt Canada 2017, when I saw them, I knew where I wanted to use them.
The wedding quilt, is also coming from Carolyn Konig's book: Creating Heirlooms, One Stitch at a Time. Now it also missed some pattern pieces, which one can get from Quiltmania here.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
It is the start of the new year, with cold and crisp weather. This is also the start of many finishes this year. We tend to start a whole lot of projects and then they take time. Some get finished and others drag on, we either lose the excitement of working on the latter ones or time is just not available. So this year, the commitment will be to see how many can be finished.
First up will be a wedding quilt for my nephew and his new wife. It just needs to be quilted and the binding and label sewn on.
Next it will be 365 from 2016, have a number of blocks to make still.
The Splendid Sampler blocks from 2016 will be sewn into a quilt top.
A few tops are basted and needs quilting, so they made the list of to do's.
Also on the list will be all the other WIP's in my sewing room. They will get the love and attention, when life allow time for them. Everyday twenty minutes will be used to work on one of the above mentioned projects.