I have been very neglectful with my blog, it is over 3 months since I posted but have been following everyone else in my absence.
Will now try and add some photos of what I have been up to. Success these photos look ages to add, having problems as at the moment my lap top is not working with windows, have been locked out somehow so now it is going very slow, takes 30 mins to open a folder and the same to get onto google. Have spoken to Microsoft who say it is my problem and will have to pay a technician to sort it, seems they are passing the book as when I went onto bing and put in what the computer says is the problems there are loads of people with the same problem. Rant over.
This is my aiming for accuracy 11 quilt, it was a block a month but I waited till I had them all then started it a week before Christmas and finished it Boxing day, well to the flimsy stage so it now joins aiming for accuracy 1 on the flimsy pile. It is one of Michele Foster`s of MiskhasPlayground.com BOM`s. I am thrilled with it, the triangles were a pain to do on the border and are not all they should be but I can live with them.
oh dear now I look at this the error is quite noticeable maybe I will no it will be too difficult to put right, I will live with it
This is a BOM by Jacquelynne Steves, we were able to either embroider, applique or use a fabric in the squares, of course I opted for the embroidery version. It is the first quilt I have done on point and unfortunately is a little out of shape but hopefully when it finally gets off the flimsy pile the quilting might disguise the shape. Jacquelynne has now joined up to work with Michele so I can see some amazing quilts being shared by them. They are bring out some mini quilts soon with embroidery/applique on so will have a go at those too
Loving this next wall hanging Home and Heart it is from Bird Brain designs and the same people who designed the cat one I did. I decided not to do it all in one colour but used a different perle cotton for each block Have now bought their latest design Stitchin`Wisdom Quilt which I am looking forward to starting. Sorry the quality of the photo is poor think it is easier to see enlarged like this than smaller. I am hoping the hospice Helen is a nurse at is going to like it and maybe use in a raffle to raise money as they need every penny they can raise to keep the hospice running smoothly
Just a couple of pincushions I made the owl was so quick to do, thought the little one was a little too little so enlarged the pattern, liking my pyramid one too, have made quite a few cushions in this shape over the years mostly embroidered and bigger but not pin cushions.
These are the Christmas table pieces I made for Xmas 2015, a table runner that goes down the centre of the table and, 4 place mats and 4 mug rugs. we used it on 24th when my 2 daughters and granddaughter came for the day for their Xmas meal, Helen the hospice nurse was working on 25th she always volunteers to work on Christmas day as she has no children, so a quiet day I had on 25th and ate left overs and got on with the A4A11 quilt. They are now put away till next year, (the mats not my girls) have had the Christmas fabric for years so glad to get something done with it at last
This is a small runner I made from some scraps Jennie Rayment gave me, it fits on my horn cabinet which I have finally got downstairs and my benina Heidi is housed in it. I was so cheeky when the fire brigade came to fit new smoke detectors I asked them if they would bring the cabinet down for me and they agreed to. Will post a photo of my set up next blog as have not taken one yet. Hopefully I will be less than 3 months next time it will be less than 3months next time. The fabric is rather Christmassy so think I will make another one for the rest of the year or maybe do a spring, summer and autumn one and ring the changes.
These are the last 3 blocks in the hexie BOM and all 12 laid out, did wonder if I could join them all together and then attach them to some fabric but changed my mind at I am now in the process of sewing them on individual blocks which I will then join together with sashing, not sure what colour I will use for that, have 2 more to do then will decide.
This is a bit of fun fabric, I could not resist when I saw it and bought a panel and have now made a holder for my fountain pens, roller ball pen, biros and propelling pencil.
I have Alfie Helen`s cat staying for a couple of days so not much stitching will be done as he demands attention!