Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tumbling blocks

Here are some pictures relating to the Tumbling Blocks quilt that I am hand piecing at the moment.
I start by putting 3 diamonds together into a hexagon block first , then I start joining them to the main strip.
Here is a new little stack of Hexagons ready to join the rest.

This second pic is of the little pincushion that I have in my sewing box. I make one for every new project that I have on the go. It is only 1" square , perfect for when I am hand piecing. I then keep it in the box with the project, that way I have the needle and pins needed for that project on hand without having to go looking through all my boxes.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Up for a Challenge ??

Would anyone like to join a quilt challenge?? I am planning a book based on a one block quilt, I will send you the pattern and all the guidelines and some scraps to get you started. We will make the blocks for 8 months ( no set amount , just however many you can make in that time ) then make your blocks up into a finished project. At the end of it , I will include the projects , with all acknowledgements , in the book.
The block is a very simple one  and can be either hand or machine pieced or a combination of both. The block will measure 4" finished.

Please email me if you are interested. I really hope you want to take up the challenge.

Sorry no pics today , Im away til tomorrow but couldnt wait to post !!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

All suggestions greatfully received

Still unpacking and finding some snippets of favourite fabrics that need to find their way into another quilt.
All day at work thinking about how I can store my fabric stash , any suggestions ?? Ive tried tubs, baskets , boxes, with lids , without lids, in cupboards , under beds. This gorgeous big old home has atmosphere but no storage. I will have to be creative .

Here is a picture of my quilt " Holisters Heritage " . I designed and made this quilt a couple of years ago. I love the simplicity of Folk Art quilts . Simple shapes , limited colours , maximum impact. Normally I needleturn my applique , this one is fusible. Once again , inspired by Antique quilts.
Pattern available to purchase , please contact me by email.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Rain , rain and more rain

It has rained here continuously since last night and with the humiditiy , it has made for a sticky day.

Im still unpacking boxes from when I moved 4 weeks ago and Im having lots of fun , re-discovering some quilts in progress. I cant show you them too closely as I like for the patterns to be ready for release before I reveal all.
So here is another snippet of an applique quilt , based on inspiration from an Antique quilt.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thinking of everyone in the path of the Cyclone

As if Queensland has not suffered enough. My thoughts are with everyone and hope there are not too many lifes lost.

Tonight will be spent getting patterns ready for posting. There is always something to do .
Here is another little snippet of a quilt .