Friday, June 17, 2011

50 squares!

Sorry for the delay! Thanks Anth for the shout out!
Yep as Anth said I have cracked the 50 mark... So far so good... Am loving seeing it all come together. Am now starting to join the squares - which helps to see what the finished product will look like. Pretty exciting.
Look forward to seeing others work and knowing how far along everyone is!

Is this what you meant you wanted to see Katie or do you want individual squares?
Sorry it is a little blurry... Will take a few more pics soon of my faves.

Happy quilting ladies XX

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Awesome Sister

So, I thought I would let you know that Alyssa has cracked the 50 block mark - and still hasn't posted anything! 50, though - how amazing is that??

Come on Lyss, we want to see what they look like!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

An update... finally!

I think I promised awhile ago, that I would let everyone see what I've been up to... but I have been distracted. The first trimester of our second pregnancy is nearly at an end, hurrah, and hopefully I will regain some of my enthusiasm for... just about everything! I have been extremely tired and there has been virtually no crafting going on in any form.

However, I have finished the first row squares, and am in the process of sewing them all together. For better or worse, I have decided to sew the whole thing by hand, including all of the borders.

I've been uploading my individual blocks and some triangles to flickr (in fact, Katie caught me out - I did  it a little while ago, with the intention of posting here, but ran out of steam). I still have a few to add, so far I am pretty happy with how things are going. At least two of the blocks from 'A' row had a couple of mistakes (A-2 I turned an arrow the wrong way & A-11 I had a white centre square I had to change over - poo!). So that was a lesson in paying more attention! Onwards, and upwards! Anthea x

Friday, September 17, 2010

needle review...

I'm not sure if anyone will be as interested in this as I was but of all the reviews I have found so far this one seems to cover most of the main hand sewing needle brands... needle review
I am fed up with the clover needles I am using and just received some Roxannes to try only to discover they are even thicker and harder to work with! I know my fabric has a really tight weave but I can never get more than one stitch at a time without pliers to pull the needle through! lol
So I have ordered some piecemakers, as I read a good review elsewhere, but think I will definitely try the Jeana Kimball out.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Another DJ blog that I found interesting...

Good pics of her work.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

I am definitely addicted now

Well I have now made my third block in three days. I watched a tutorial on YouTube showing appliqué methods this morning so had to have a go while it was fresh in my mind! I've done E10 and am happy with the result. I'm looking for some more "easy" blocks to try next. Still going with my plan of randomize colours, just choosing what I think will look good for the block out of my dozen or so fabrics.

Block number three

Freezer paper is the way to go! I'm having a go at appliqué tonight... E10.