Monday, May 22, 2017
Ah, this is looking better
A very enjoyable project.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Happy Bocks are Happening
We are making some community quilts and have revisited an old favourite Happy Blocks.
I did the cutting, Linda did the piecing and then I sewed the rows together.
The pattern suggests 48 blocks and I soon realised that we did not have enough variety in our stash for the I Spy centre pieces for that many blocks.
We put a call out to our Sweet Pea ladies and soon our I Spy stash was looking a whole lot brighter and better thanks to them.
Once we started putting the blocks up on a design board we decided that 30 blocks would probably be sufficient so I cut out enough for another 12 blocks and we now have 2 x 30 block quilt tops ready for machine quilting and binding.
More pictures on completion.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A present for a granddaughter
The little girl and the bag so reminded me of my granddaughter I felt I had to give it a go.
Gingercake.org has a tutorial for this here.
I then realised my granddaughter had her 4th birthday coming up in May so I sent it to England for that occasion.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A little bit of different stitching
I cannot knit like I used to so I decided to get out a crochet hook instead.
Haven't done any crochet for years but it did not take much to pick up on the tricks of the trade.
I don't really want to make any large items so I have embarked on making items for premature size babies. This beanie is about 4 inches across and the bootees about 2 inches.
I have been in touch with a couple of Nursery Intensive Care Units from different hospitals and will be forwarding them from time to time.
I have two bundles batched up and ready to go.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
A parliament of owls
From the Fancy Forest quilt this is my third set of creatures and by far the most complex to complete.
I was not altogether happy with my colour combinations but I am sure, in the whole scheme of things, that all will be well.
Their eyes seem to give off a bit of a disgruntled look so perhaps I have disturbed their sleep to bring them together for their parliament.
I am now halfway through the blocks, with the firefly, the hedgehog and the thistle to do.
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