Sunday, December 7

Lone Star...Double Wedding Ring.....wedding quilts finished...yay!

I did it!....so good to have these two wedding quilts finished....yay, double yay!!
I quilted all day yesterday, so determined to get the Lone Star quilted before the end of the year...
I quilted all day, then stayed up and watched the "Notebook" movie.....I have watched it many times, but still cried all the way through it...

These two quilts were my focus for most of this year.
I quilted the Lone Star myself, mostly on my Pfaff Grand Quilter...lots of ditch stitching and you may just be able to see the eight pointed stars in the light plain blocks.
Echoed the stars a couple of times and stippled around the stars on the SS, mainly to stop any  puffiness...... those plain blocks are 14 inches square..
I also made three cushions out of the scraps to throw on the bed......♥
This double wedding quilt is so big.....it's as big as the first one I made (in my header)  12 years ago...
This DWR quilt was quilted by a longarm quilter.....this one I know was way too big for me to handle..
So, that's them done....now to wait for April 2015....two grand kids getting married, a very very special month...

I'm taking a break for a while......
It's been a tough  roller coaster year.....I just want to get through the next few weeks and start a fresh New Year.....
Thank you for your visits and lovely comments throughout this year. Your blogging friendships have meant so much to me...

I hope everyone has a wonderful Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year..
Take care....

Monday, November 24

Scrap stash busting Saturday.....pinwheels..

It was a lovely productive Saturday......missing my Pfaff Grand Quilter, I thought I would keep busy,  and see if I could do something with some scraps...
In that empty plastic tub were these CW scraps and also lots of neutral scrap pieces of fabric.
It was fun to rediscover some of the fabrics that I have loved, made quite a few quilts from and a little sad to see this is all I had left of them....
Same with the neutrals.....I love that one on top of the pile.....soft leafy fern print on a cream background.....
So from those scraps these pinwheels were pieced...
 
Have a happy day....♥
 

Saturday, November 22

This and that....

Not a lot to write about really, because my dear Pfaff Grand Quilter is away getting a check over....she just stopped sewing....oh dear, I don't think I over worked her.
So the sewing I had planned to do is not happening...
I miss her so much, I think I have withdrawal symptoms.....you know the feeling.
She is my favourite machine to use, I miss the scissor button the most.
My Husqvarna, as faithful and reliable as she is doesn't have the scissor button....such a small ,little button that makes all the difference when piecing lots of blocks....
 
So in the meantime, I'm trying to use up some scraps and fill in  sewing time making these table place mats.......those scraps just seem to multiply, every time I look at them there's more!
Here's a lovely quilt I made some time ago.....Oh dear no label...I did it again!
Called Confetti, simple blocks with a Suffolk Puff appliqu├ęd in each block...
Nice and colourful in 1930's fabrics....great quilt for a little one or even a teenager...a ruffled edge around the quilt finishes it off and gives it that something different charm......
 
Have a great weekend......my thoughts go out to those who maybe snowed in.
My DGD is leaving here for the states today....A white Christmas is what she is looking forward to, and it looks like it will be a very big white Christmas...
 
Stay safe......

Friday, November 14

Tigers getting quilted....

Love this quilt...and I know DGD will love it even more..
It's just so different to what I have been working on before this quilt, it's been a lovely change and I think it's come together so well.
 I think the Log cabin blocks really add that special touch, that with those colours pull it all together..... it looks stunning!
 
I have done all the ditch stitching and added the binding...it's still pinned and dear Sweet Susie will at last get another play...  
 
Here's a close up of the cushion covers...I just need to buy the cushion inserts...
 
Ok Susie....today we will have a play...not sure what I'll quilt. I might try and outline the tigers to make then stand out...being the stars of the quilt , as they are anyway......♥
 

 
This is my take out project at the moment....little periwinkles in CW fabrics...
 
Have a great and safe weekend....♥
 

Thursday, November 6

New Project...tiger quilt...

There's nothing like a new project to get the creative mind flowing and feeling energized again...
A dear patchwork friend gifted  me this lovely tiger fabric....and I have a dear GD that loves tigers, she is studying Zoology at Uni, her dream is to work with the big cats,,,, I know she would love a tiger quilt...
I separated the tiger block pieces, and thought log cabins would look great with them as borders and in between the smaller tiger head pieces, to pull it all together... 
I've pieced the log cabins in the browns, tans and the greens....they go so well with all the colours in the fabric...The quilt as is will be long enough, but I do need to make it wider for it to be a good lap size quilt.
I have never been really fond of batiks, for fear of dyes running, but I tested the green piece I bought for the borders...and I was pleasantly surprised to find no colour came out at all...yay.
I think it looks perfect, gives a nice contrast between the tiger blocks and the log cabins.
 
These two other tiger heads blocks, I will make up into cushions...
 
Off to piece some more log cabins....
Until next time....take care....♥