Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
I bought a few of the background fabrics, but the applique is all scrap fabrics.
In all honesty, I'm not a fan of blanket stitching, so I decided to stem stitch the circle blocks and back stitch the square blocks (the hexagon appliques).
I'll do better next month and have my post up on time. Really! ;-)
Monday, March 2, 2015
Just in case I am a little naughty and struggle to post again this month I am getting in early, here is my March blocks completed.
I have never been this early in any SAL (hope it makes up for me being late Chooky).
I was so enjoying putting the blocks together I just had to keep on going. How much fun I am having seeing the quilt come together. I hope you like my colours, my kids arn't convinced, saying it is very different to what I normally do.
We have had bushfires burning in my suburb of Baldivis for the last month, unfortunately they have been deliberately lit. It is so scary and they are burning too close to homes, schools and putting lifes at risk and putting a stop to our main freeway system. Monday's fire was too close to our home, lucky the forest has gone and we have vacant land.
Back to my studio to have fun.
xxx Meg xxx
I couldn't work out which fabric I preferred. I started with a red colourway (as is my favourite colour to work with) using French General, I wasn't completely happy ......
and started again using a blue background, similar to the original and love it.
I am so enjoying needle turn and am really happy with my results. I experimented using a long very thin needle and the results have been very rewarding. This quilt is so addictive.
I hope you forgive me Chooky, promise to be up to date with blogging this month :))))))
xxx Meg xxx
And although I love this book and think it is gorgeous, it was not what I was expecting. I couldn't even post about it because I was just that disappointed. I got right on the computer and reordered my Natures Journey. I'm sure I put the wrong pattern in my cart the first time and they were so gracious to send my second pattern out right way. You can imagine my elation when this arrived this week...
This is my progress for February...just getting the pattern here. I'm heading to the sewing room to start cutting some fabric. Happy Stitching!! --Kristen
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I've left the little circles out of the heart blocks for now as I may add buttons to the centre but if not will add the circles later.
Congratulations on so many finishes and a big Thank you to Chooky and Susan for pushing us to finish.
See you next month
The stitching was done but I hadn't taken the photo. I feel like I've been running the kids around all weekend and I have only just now had a chance to do my show and tell. The blocks are not trimmed yet so there are a few threads here and there. Now to keep up to date each month.
Here's how far I've come, you'll get a completed photo tomorrow.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
I am loving how these look all together.
Thanks Chookyblue for hosting this stitch a long - tick me off the list please.
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a few variations and I have "optimistically" sewn 2015.
Hopefully the March blocks won't be a last minute scramble again...
Having a retreat weekend at a winery!! (just a little wine between stitches)....
Friday, February 27, 2015
The blocks are all finished - ironing and trimming them to size will happen later tonight.......
Am enjoying seeing all the finished blocks... keep up the good work.
Here are my completed Feb blocks
I found the bobbin donut the perfect 5 inch circle.. I just one the work everyone has been doing. Its storming here right now, hope it rains..a lot of thunder and lightning. good night all....
Thursday, February 26, 2015
So you can stop waving that whip at me Miss Chook.... I'm a good girl I am (sometimes).
Now that I've got the bit between my teeth I can't wait for the next block to arrive from Aus. Would you believe I'm actually considering making TWO Natures Journeys. Nope... I haven't lost my marbles I'm just blown away by all the lovely blocks and fabric choices you girls are making and I'm getting overexcited. Will someone talk me down from the ledge here.......:o)
OK... happy danced around the garden punching the air three times already. I figure that's enough aerobic exercise for one day.... back to my needle and thread then.....
Hope you girls are all as happy as I am today....
See ya soon......
But some progress... I have realised that all my small squares have a square border and some should be round, so I will just swap them with blocks in the right month later on...