Sunday, 9 October 2016

6 completed mini quilts

I have had 6 sweet mini quilts that I did as a BOM with Jacquelynne Steeves waiting to be quilted for  a while,  now completed   3 by hand and 3 by machine.  This BOM was done with applique blocks but I have done embroidered ones   well outlined the designs not filled them in in a red work style but used colours to compliment the fabric used.,  I have also changed some as the designs given  did not appeal to me.   I will one day learn to do needle turned applique    one day.   Not sure what I can do with these   they are a great size for learning to quilt but do not see much use for them,  they are about 24" square.   I am thinking I will do more hand quilting as I can see an improvement and do enjoy doing it,  have bought an Aunt Becky`s finger protector annd I am sure,  that is when I get the hang of it it will be a God send as I will have protection for the fingers on my left hand that get pricked too often.







I have also done the latest block in th BlossomHearts BOM  this is block 19 perspective   there are 5 more to do.



I have been busy     mad block 5in the Maggies fist dance BOM this block is made 5 times and I have made all 5  now  sorry can not find the photo of the block  I have to put all 9 together.It is meant to have 2 borders   struggling on those  I will use the lemon for one but really need to use the floral fabric from the centre of the 5 blocks but it is a tilda fabric and though ||I bought a fat quarter for the centres cannot justify the cost for a wide border,   thinking maybe I will use the red.



One more block has been completed for the secret garden BOM  block 10.  2 more blocks to make and they are a repeat of 1 & 2 but might make different ones




Just a quick update on Helen and to thank those of you who are holding her in your prayers.  She saw the spcialist on friday and has now been referred to the surgeon as she needs an op to remove part of her bowel.  It is good that she is now allowed to eat a few things,   yogurt, custard, soup without bits in it and scrambled egg,   they have also changed the supplement shakes to ones with even more calories in as she is still very weak and wants to go back to work till she has the surgery. We so appreciate your prayers and I am sure they have helped greatly  please continue to remember her,   thankyou



35 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm glad to see you have definitely got your sewing mojo back! Your mini quilts are gorgeous. I'm about to embark on my first hand quilting project, so interested to know what an aunt Becky protector looks like as I've bought myself a thimble in preparation but don't like it at all!!! So glad to hear your daughter is making progress, all be it slow. Sending good wishes to you via blog land.

Boud said...

I will continue to keep Helen in my intentions.

Meanwhile those beautiful quilted pieces would make wonderful cushions or tote bags.

Chyfey said...

My goodness girl,that poor sewing machine must be running red hot ;D.So many beautiful quilts ,prays going out as always for you and the family.Lova Faye

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

Maybe they could be floor coverings for dolls houses ? Church kneelers ? They are simply wonderful whatever you do with them.

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Queeniepatch said...

First of all, I am so happy Helen is getting the medical attention she needs, and now can enjoy her 'meals
a bit more. I'll keep praying for her, and for her Mum!
Margaret, I think you have grown so much as a quilter. These blocks are all beautifully made and I am impressed by your productivity.
I think a red border for Maggie's first BOM would look stunning.
Keep up the good work.

Jillian said...

Some fabulous effects here, Margaret. I especially like the embroidered ones. They really pop. So pleased things are improving for Helen (and for you). Every step must make it a little easier and give you both more to build on.

Jane Galley said...

little quilts are perfect for practising quilting designs. I love hand quilting little ones. Hope all goes well with Helen

Nana said...

How gorgeous they all look and so different.

Nana

Anita said...

You have been busy with all your blocks, and they look great!
I wish all the best for Helen.

Quilter Kathy said...

What lovely mini quilts you are making! They would be great to give as Christmas or birthday gifts.
Hope Helen is getting stronger every day.

The Inside Stori said...

Hey…..you are back on the finish it up quilt track……such wonderful mini quilts!! Sending good vibes for you and Helen.

Lady Locust said...

They are fabulous. You use what I call "happy colors." :)
Prayers to Helen~ glad she can eat a little.

Suztats said...

So many wonderful blocks! You have been busy. Continued prayers for Helen. Good news that she can now eat a little. Fingers crossed her progress continues and the op is a total success. Hugs

Celtic Thistle said...

Margaret, you are a one woman block factory! Think the red border would be perfect too.

Hope the good news continues for Helen.

Createology said...

Prayers continue for Helen and Healing Energy for her strength to improve so she can have successful surgery. Your blocks are all unique and lovely. I imagine sewing is good for your mind and hands to be busy. Keep stitching dear...

Debra said...

Wow, you sure have been busy. You could make your 24" blocks into pillows. That is a nice big size for a couch, etc. I will have to check out the Aunt Becky finger protector. Right now, since I am hand quilting, I have to alternate one day hand work, one day quilting because my fingers get too sore from the quilting.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Look at all that sewing! Looking good. I need some of your mojo....:) Have a great day Margaret!!

Cattinka said...

you have been very busy, so many beautiful finishes, we all should do the same and finish our WIPS
KATRIN W.

Maria said...

So pleased that Helen can now eat a little soft food. Your mini quilts are beautiful Margaret.

PaulaB quilts said...

Those six minis are so lovely and so different. Your embroidery really shows well on those smaller projects. They are perfect for doll quilts. I think the red would be a good choice for finishing your quilt. Thank God for His healing hand on Helen. You will continue to have our prayers. Great work you've been doing.

Kate said...

Gorgeous minis. They would make great wall art, grouped all together. Hope Helen's surgery is successful and she heals quickly.

Séverine said...

I am happy to know your daughter is a little better. Your mini quilts are beautiful.

Gaia said...

All the mini quilts looks lovely; will you using them for a larger project? Thinking about Helen, hope she will be better soon.

Anneliese said...

The very best for Helen - she is on my mind! Lovely little quilts - wonderful to look at.

desertskyquilts said...

Continuing to think of Helen. I love your mini quilts, all of them, but my favorite is the chickens. =) Red is the perfect border for your other quilt. I hope you did use that. I was slow getting over here this time. You accomplished a lot!

Susan Hook said...

I was sorry to hear that Helen is ill, I didn't know, I wish her all the best with the operation, my brother had this operation and is fine now. It is a shame that you can't put to use the mini quilts, they are all lovely!

Radka said...

The mini quilts look great, you could display them on the wall 😊

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Beautiful mini quilts! They need to be out on display - I too was thinking maybe group them together on the wall? in your sewing room?

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

The Embroidery makes them extra lovely Margaret

Mama Spark said...

Wow, you have been super duper busy! Love all your mini quilts!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

WOW You have been busy...getting your sewing mojo back for sure! It's all looking good and like you are having fun!

Monica said...

I am glad you are getting so much sewing done, too! I think the mini with the birds is my favourite.

I'm sure that surgery is a worry, but I think it is good news that they feel she is strong enough to do it. Do encourage her to keep things in balance and take it easy at work. She has to take care of herself if she's going to be any use helping others! Best wishes to you both. :D

Mary Ellen said...

Somehow I missed seeing this post until now. The jelly roll quilts will make some babies as happy as your kitty is with his. Good luck for you and your daughter as she faces surgery.

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