Sunday, November 30, 2014

What I have been up to

This is what I have been doing.

A little bit of Christmas decorating.

Parcels for the Secret Santa Swap.  Thanks Pat for the presents and Cheryll for being a great Swap Mama.

Some finishing.  This had been in the cupboard for some time.

It is a Viv Creations pattern.

Progress on my Night Sky quilt.

I have used the left over half square triangles to make some pot holders .

Started on a new mini.  Mini Spools by Thimble Bloosoms using Scrumptious and Happy Go Lucky.

My Mini Stems is finished now.

Until next time happy stitching.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday Night Sew In

Thanks Wendy for hosting Friday Night Sew In.  I didn't do much sewing last night but lots of cutting for my Night Sky Quilt by Thimble Blossoms.  This is the fabric I am using.

Aloha Girl by Figtree & Co.

This is all my cutting nicely labeled so I know what is what.  I just need to cut the background fabric then I will be ready to sew.

Then I needed to watch Gracepoint so I did a little hand stitching.

This is a kit I got earlier in the year by Hugs n Kisses called Edelweiss.  I have only just started.

And during the week I worked on a quilt for my nephew called Smooth Sailing by Cotton Way using Daysail by Bonnie & Camille because I couldn't do a post without some Bonnie & Camille fabric.

This is the first block.

Until next time happy stitching.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What I have been up to

I haven't had a chance to show what else I made whilst I was on holidays.  

Angel's Sewing Basket by Gail Pan.  I have one more block to go and then some stitching on the inner cream borders on some of the blocks.

Frozen bag for my niece for Christmas.

Snowmen Table Runner from Art to Heart book Ho Ho Let it Snow.

Babushka wall hanging pattern by Lisa Chandler.

Mini Stems by Figtree & Co I got some Whimsy on special and I had left over honey bun of Patisierre.  Just doing the binding now.

Until next time happy stitching.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mill Rosie Bloggers Christmas Meet

Yesterday I went to the Mill Rosie Bloggers meet.  I had the best time.  Lots of laughs were had.

This is what I made for our swap.  An apron for something to wear.  Some chocolate for something to eat and a couple of Christmas decorations together with a Christmas bag to carry it all in.

This is what I ended up receiving made by Helen of  

Some photos of the present opening.  I think they tell how much fun we all had.

Thanks for the great day Mill Rosie friends.

Until next time happy stitching.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Two Blocks Three Quilt tops

I am on holidays so I have more sewing time.   

This what I have done today.

Two blocks from Gail Pan's Angel's Sewing Basket.  I have used left over Scrumptious fabric.  The first block needs some tracing and stitching in the cream border.

Over the last few days I have finished three quilt tops ready to be quilted.

First up is my Quilt Aid quilt.  This is from 2011 so to say I am a little excited that it is finished is an understatement.

It was a bit hard to get a photo as it is a large quilt and I don't have that much room.  I will get this one professionally quilted.

Next up is Shine by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.

And lastly is Potluck also by Sherri using Bonnie and Camille's new range of fabric called Daysail.

I really enjoyed making this one.  I have used an aqua from Miss Kate for the border.

Until next time happy stitching.