Saturday, November 1

Christmas Ornaments....found on you tube.

It's November already, .....and Christmas is creeping up fast......
I found these cute little tree ornaments that are so easy to do....thought you might like to try making them.
Not sure how big they make up, but I guess you could make them smaller if you so wish..
Enjoy, .......♥
 

Friday, October 31

Hidden Stars update...and more..

Just a little catch up...
My Hidden Stars so far....I'm nearly running out of background fabric, so must decide whether to stop with the blocks now and just add a couple of borders to this.... Hoping it would be big enough for a decent size lap quilt. I'll know better when the blocks are sewn together... 
 
 

Just to make this into a more interesting post.....this is my all time favourite cushion..
These cute little blocks started off to be a quilt but, family and other commitments took over and I thought better to make what blocks I had into a cushion than put them away in a cupboard and forgotten about...It's called Calico Garden quilt and can be bought from here.....
I will make that quilt one day.....♥
 
.....and this...
On a little bus trip I took on Tuesday, we stopped by this place called Gnomesville.....To each his own, but I don't really like Gnomes..do you?
Sorry but they are not my thing.......Ok some are cute....
 
We were told there are 7,000 Gnomes at last count.
 Gnomesville is a collection  of garden Gnomes left by visitors in a wooded area at the intersection of two busy roads.
The collection started as a protest over the construction of a road traffic circle at the intersection. Gnomes were left by anonymous protestors and over 20 years the collection has grown....so much so it had to be moved to the side wooded area away from the middle of the road.  Visitors from all over the world as well as local school groups and organizations now add to the collection every year.
 
 Friday here again...have a wonderful weekend.
Stay safe...
 

Saturday, October 25

New project...Hidden Stars..

A change is as good as a holiday....well not quite...
....But I really felt the need to start something new...I'm going to piece this lovely all from my stash...
...not sure it'll be as big as the original that I found in a folder I have named..."To do " ....so I'll just keep going till I run out of these fabrics....
Oh dear...I really need to get a better design wall!
I'm calling it "Hidden Stars"....sorry this picture is so fuzzy..
Not my design....This is one I tore out of a book some time ago, so I'm sorry I can't give a link to it's publication.
The blocks are 9"....what I love are the alternate blocks that end up looking  like a fancy on point sashing.
Makes a nice change to sit and piece one that goes together so easily....I'm taking a break from my Lone Star, which is still at the quilting stage.
 
Have a wonderful weekend....

Sunday, October 19

Lone Star Update...quilting...just do it!

Ok, I've procrastinated  long enough.....Just do it, I said to myself..
The only place I have other than the floor to sandwich my quilts is on the kitchen counter top...and that's not so easy with a big quilt,..
I've had to do the Lone Star pinning in four sections, starting from the centre outwards...
It took me four hours to pin this quilt....I used that method I showed some time back. Taping skewers down the centre of the counter, lining up the centre of the star with the skewers...you may just be able to see the skewer on the plain square, lined up with the star....sorry I can't find that link just now.
...then I started quilting in all the ditches to secure and stabilize the three layers....I then trimmed back the excess and added the binding.... now I know this is not the order in which most quilters would do this, but it works for me. I'm able to remove a lot of the pins, the fraying edges and a lot of the weight of a big quilt like this....I'll now go on and quilt the rest...
Above is the border back quilted...nothing too fancy....no feathers on this quilt.
Keeping it simple....as the saying goes, "Sometimes Less is More"
That's my theory and I'm sticking to it....too scared of messing it up!
 
 
You may have seen in the news the terrible weather we had here yesterday...
Hail as big as "Maltesers" as one person put it.....lots of damaged roofs..
Luckily it didn't come this far near me to affect me...
 
Stay safe....

Wednesday, October 15

Beautiful Eye Candy..,..from patchwork friends

This beautiful eye candy is from my dear Tuesday patchwork friends...
 
Laura, just loves to make scrappy quilts...and she has an amazing knack of making scrappy quilts almost out of nothing..
I love the scrappy fabric feather corner motifs, I guess you could call them that..
The background fabric is a spotted fabric, which is another thing I love...
Thank you for letting me share this Laura...♥
 
Bep's Quilt
How amazing is this quilt....this photo does not do it justice....
..,.all machine appliqu├ęd....I love this block.

...and this block, Look at all the fussy cutting....
....and another stunning block..
As you can see by the first photo, all the blocks are amazing,,,
Thank you Bep for allowing me to share your beautiful quilt....
 
As for me, I'm still working on the Lone Star....plucking up the courage to quilt it on my Susie.
I have nearly finished piecing some cushion covers to practice on...
 
Hope your having a creative week.....♥