24 January 2016

I'm Still Here

I know the blog has been quiet, but I am working on the last block for Flowers for Alison.  Sewing time has been interrupted by the heat we have experienced here yuck and the need for take up Mo's school uniform as they are just miles too long and I'm not making her go to school with her uniform around her ankle like my Mum made me.  Its still very much regulation length.

Flowers for Alison's final block will be up the first week in February i'll aim for the end of next weekend if I can.

Catch you then.

10 January 2016

Last Official Day of Holidays

My holidays have come to and end, I return to work on Monday.  Its seems like I haven't been to work in an age.  I have had lots of rest but have had a migraine for the last couple of days which has been a big pain in the backside luckily it has eased off and I can now sew more consistently.

I have been using my time to cut into my stash of liberty fabric.  I have been wanting to do something with them for some time but deciding on just what was becoming an issue.  Looking at the filler blocks in the BOM I decided that I really liked the Ohio Star Blocks but want to put them on point so I have decided to combine four 6" blocks to make a 12" block and put these on point.  The idea is to make a quilt big enough for our queen size bed.  We will have to see how willing I am once this first lot of chain piecing is finished and how many blocks I can make out of all that I have cut.  I have plenty of background fabric so that is not an issue just if I have it in me to do 35 blocks necessary to complete a queen size quilt.

Earlier this week I posted a free pattern on Quilting Focus so if you are looking for a quick easy quilt to complete head on over and download the instructions.

I think it will be a while before the above quilt is in any state to show progress pictures.

Catch you next time.

01 January 2016

Happy New Year - Flowers for Alison Block 6

There has been a lot of internal debate about where I was heading with block 6. Firstly what happened is I made one two many churndash blocks when I put them where they were supposed to go I kinda liked look of the pieced blocks at the bottom of block 1.

Then I made the appliqué block and put it up against the other blocks where it was supposed to go and I just didn't like it, I think it was to do with the fact that this block doesn't have a pieced border.    So I scraped the block, but I will give you the pattern anyway so if you want to put it in you can or you can just make it to go on the back of the quilt if you like as part of your label.

I have also given you the details of how to put the top 2/3rd's of the quilt together.  There is one block to go and the centre of the quilt is finished.

So head on over to the BOM page and download this months instalment.