Saturday, 1 August 2015
cats, hexies and flimsies
I have not managed to complete anything these past few weeks, seem to have too many projects on the go at once, I am sure most of you have the same problem!
The cat wall hanging is progressing 4 new blocks stitched,
I have used a different perle thread for each block, some have worked better than others, hoping when completed it will be okay otherwise I will restitch some of them, 3 more to go and then the patchwork blocks to make sashing and borders to do followed by the dreaded quilting!
I have also done the july hexie for the BOM
sorry not too good a photo, thought I had taken one with the camera but can`t find it, this is on the tablet and still learning with that but can at least email ti to myself to download to the blog must be learning something.
I took part in the littlebunnyquilts blog row by row quilt, I did not do it till this week, prefer to collect the BOM posts and save till I have them all, not sure about it, the sashing and borders should be done in the background fabric which is a white on white but of course did not read the instructions fully when cutting out the blocks. They were all cut out together but the sashing and borders should have been cut first, serves me right not enough fabric as you had to cut 2 76" lengths. I had to buy more and the shop had sold out so got a new roll but it is a different white to the first, not to worry we decided on the bright pink instead, I think it works okay. It measures 54" x 76". The colours are brighter than they look here, think the second row is too wishy washy and noticed a mistake in it, not sure if I will correct it will decide later when I get around to quilting it.
Now here is the steps to the altar also on a flimsy stage . It measures 56" x 70". I am not planning on a border to be honest not planning to do anything with it for now, dread layering it up and quilting it. When I was doing embroidery I would complete each project before starting anything new how times have changed.
I also did the scrap vortex quilt with crazymoms blog, what a great way to use up scraps now I need more. This is made up by adding scraps to. scraps until I got a block about 12.5", it measures 60" square I loved doing this and can see me cutting fabric into scraps to do more
Off to Birmingham on friday for 2 days for the Festival of Quilts. Was not planning to go this year but had a change of heart, wish I could have gone for the 4 days but too pricey, no plans to buy any fabric but would like to get the loc bloc rulers, HST and flying goose which also works on square in a square, aparently it is much quicker using them and I do not enjoy trimming HST blocks I always cut mine a little bigger to allow for errors! .Last year I left it till the last day and they had sold out. Hopefully we will soon have a supplier in this country that sells them rather than waiting till they come over form USA for the show.
I have 2 more sets of blocks waiting to be joined into 2 quilts, one a square in a square project and the other a disappearing nine patch with a pinwheel in one corner of each block