Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday


This one was a gift for a friend & co-worker (at the time); I haven't actually seen her in quite a few years, so I hope the quilt is still going strong. It's a good pattern - I think it came from Australian P&Q magazine originally, though I no longer have it. It would be easy enough to work out, though, if I wanted to do it again. Maybe for a PL quilt.



Sunday, September 25, 2016

A couple more cushions


Didn't have a lot of time today, as we were down in Brighton, celebrating Sarah's birthday (it's on Tuesday) - but I did cover two more cushions when we got back - only about 6 more to go. Not that they take very long, but it's working up the energy to start, sometimes.  Anyway, maybe next weekend there will be some actual sewing to show. Don't hold your breath!

Friday, September 23, 2016

ATC Friday


Here are two quite different finished cards; on both of these I was the middle player. To these, I added the square picture of a flower; 




On these cards, I added the transparent decal of a bird.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday


This is one I still have somewhere - I don't have it hanging up at the moment. Like most of my older quilts, the quilting is fairly minimal, so it annoys me to see... Maybe someday I will requilt this one like I did the old rail fence one - it's not that big and would be easy enough to do on my domestic. The worst part is of course picking out the old quilting...


Sunday, September 18, 2016

A (very) little sewing


Finally got around to doing some sewing, but it's only to re-cover some cushions for my classroom's book corner. The ones in the corner were a little worse for wear. Funny enough, at least two of them were ones I made when Alex was in that classroom in Year 2, so I know those ones haven't been refreshed in 6 or 7 years!


There are about five more cushions still at school, so I'll probably do some more next weekend. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

PAT Swap Returns, part two


These are the other cards I got in the recent Pick-a-Theme Swap which I showed some from last week. My theme for this group - you may have worked this out - was trees.




A nice selection of tree cards!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cross Stitch Update


A very tiny bit of progress this week - but it's better than nothing. Been very tired in the evening so I haven't done much stitching - better that than unpicking lots of wrong stuff!  Now that I'm back in the habit of working full time again, perhaps next week will show better progress. Though I really need to work on some Hallowe'en stuff, I think, so perhaps I should give this a rest.



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday


This is a quilt I made for my friend Kristen - I think it was a belated 30th birthday present. Or something. 


It's all in batiky type fabrics and was a square in a square, with rail-fence blocks as the inner square. Not sure how big it was - huge!


Friday, September 09, 2016

PAT Swap Returns


I showed pictures of the cards that I made for this swap (each player picks a theme) - these are the cards that other players made for me - the theme I chose for these playing cards was Birds. Obviously. I have nearly a full deck now - only a few more gaps to fill in. Once it's full, I'll show the deck in its entirety!




Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Cross Stitch Update


Actually did some work this week on my cross stitch piece - finished the Mad Hatter and have moved down to the bottom half of the piece. Top is done except for the face of the White Rabbit, which I'll go back and do at the end. Progress is being made, hoorah!  Now if I could just get a little sewing done, too...



Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday


Continuing the virtual trunk show with a rather bad set of photos to show this particular quilt, which I made for my stepmom, back in 2001. I notice now that the colour placement is a bit odd, but those were early days for my quilts, and I probably wasn't as fussy. Or perhaps just not as observant...



Sunday, September 04, 2016

Elvis has left...the door open


This is one of the pieces of fabric (well, a small part of it) which my friend Sharon sent me in the US, for use in Project Linus quilts (or, in this case, not). The bulk of the fabric, I promise, will get used for charitable purposes, but my daughter, who is leaving to go to university next weekend, needed a doorstop to take with her, and this seemed to fit the bit very well. 


A quick little bag shape, fill it with a bag of rice or dried beans and hey presto...


Doorstop!


My other exciting sewing for today was to mend the hole in this t-shirt of Alex's.  "What hole?" you may say. "I can't see any hole." To which I can only respond, "Precisely."

Saturday, September 03, 2016

ALQS10 - my contribution


Here's the slightly odd little piece I made for this swap myself. I used some squares of linen I bought (I think) in a charm pack at the V&A shop, though I might be misremembering that. It's gone off to a new home with my friend Julie, who organises the Cotton Robin round robin I've been blogging recently. It's a small (quilting) world.




Friday, September 02, 2016

ATC Friday


A few more round robins where I was the last person to add something. These found poetry cards, I just love - all I did was echo some of the words from them in funky letters. I just think they are so cute. I kept the left hand one ("It's off.")



These were fun as well. I just happened to have some skulls printed on transparency (as you do), so they were perfect additions. Along with the word skull. You probably have noticed that I really like adding words to cards. It just works, I think. When in doubt, it's words for me.


Thursday, September 01, 2016

Transit of Mercury (not my work)


So, here's the quilt I received myself in the recent swap which I organised (Another Little Quilt Swap 10). It was made by the lovely Andrea in Australia, who has played in a number of rounds of the swap, and I'm very happy with it.  Tomorrow, I'll dig out a photo of the quilt which I made for the swap...



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tree Skirt!


And now that the tree skirt has been (successfully) gifted, I can show it in all it's glory. Or whatever. I'm looking forward to seeing it under the tree for which it was intended...




(floral fabric here is the bedspread showing through from underneath)