Saturday, October 19, 2013

Happy Go Lucky Friday Night Sew In

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had an enjoyable Friday sewing.  Thanks Wendy for hosting Friday Night Sew In.

I played with some Happy Go Lucky Fabric.  This time I was working on Audrey Blue designed by Janelle Wind as part of Quilt Fabric Delights Christmas In July of course I had to get the kit as it was using Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille

This is the progress so far

 I had most of them pinned up ready to sew when I got home for work.  Until the pin tin was empty.  There were still a few more to be pinned.

 I managed to get 12 blocks finished so almost half way.  There are 25 blocks in all

I feel like I had quite a productive evening.

Until next time happy stitching.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Summer and an Ironing Board Cover

A few weeks ago I started making blocks for my Summer quilt designed by Camille Roskelley and I am pleased to say that not only have I finished all my blocks 12 in all but I have the top all put together.  I am waiting for my yardage to arrive to use for the backing and then I have to decide whether I send it out to be quilted.  I am investigating a new long arm quilter as the last quilt I had done took seven months and I don't really want to wait that long again.  I have recently been to a couple of quilt shows so I have picked up a few cards of long arm quilters.

 I really enjoyed making this quilt.  I am thinking I might do another block and make it up as a cushion to have a matching set.

Over at Cotton Way Bonnie has declared October as Ironing Board Makeover Month so I got inspired as I have had Bonnie's Patchwork Ironing Board Covers 2 pattern in the to do pile for some time.  I spent the afternoon making the cover I just had a problem putting the elastic in but otherwise I had a very enjoyable afternoon and a fully completed project.  Now I don't want to do any ironing as my cover is too nice.

Until next time happy stitching

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Friday Night with Friends

Hope everyone had a great night sewing last night.  I had an enjoyable evening doing some hand stitching very relaxing.

The project I worked on this month was a kit I got from Quilt Fabric Delights Christmas in July.  It is designed by Rachel Measham-Pywell of Four Wise Monkeys and it uses Bonnie & Camille Fabrics mostly from Happy Go Lucky but with a bit of Marmalade.  The red thread is a Cosmo thread.

I sewed the top together during the week it was very simple to do and did the tracing.  I also started the stitching so this is where I started.

A close up of the stitching.

The progress not quite finished but getting there.

Thanks Cheryll for hosting visit  Cheryll's blog to see what everyone else got up to.

Until next time happy stitching.