Tuesday, May 26

DD's Quilt Update.....

Back onto DD's quilt...
The last border is on, just need to add a few more EPP stars and leaves in the blank spaces....
....then I'll be able to sandwich and quilt it...
I'm looking forward to getting this quilted on my Sweet Susie....gosh I can't remember the last time we played...I hope she's kind and we enjoy the time together.
 
I really want to start something new now....
 
Happy Stitching....♥
 

Friday, May 22

Vintage Dresden...at the 2015 quilt show...

So proud...to have been awarded second place in my category of Professional Traditional at the 2015 Annual quilt show...
Sorry for the fuzzy photo...I hate having my photo taken....here's me doing white glove duty.
 I'm sure you would remember this quilt in the making...here's a closer look at the quilt.
Last weekend I received a phone call to be at the quilt awards, so I knew then my quilt had received an award for something, .....but, what a thrill it was when my name was called out for the second time to be awarded..."Retaining the Tradition"...
What a great show with so many amazing quilts...lots to be inspired by....
 
A big thank you to my quilting friends who were there for support....with squeals of delight when my name  was called out...
 
Back off cloud nine  to earth now..... to get DD's quilt finished...♥  
 

Tuesday, May 19

Craft / Quilt, Showtime....it's that time of the year again...






On my bike, It's showtime....
Starts tomorrow till Sunday.....can't wait!

Wednesday, May 13

Moving along nicely....DD's quilt..

Adding the borders now... The hexie flowers are all made and ready to add to the borders....
...but first I had to add these corner stones and floral strips....
The pattern calls for the corner stone to go on facing different ways, giving the illusion that they are spinning.....like above and below...
Tried it and didn't like it
....nup, sorry it didn't sit well with me, just didn't look right....I had to have them symmetrical...
So I made them all facing outwards. I know it gives it a one way direction of up and down or sideways, but that sits better for me... 
Red border added, now to make the EPP arches for the next border. The hex flowers go on the last border.
 
Enjoy the rest of the week, we are having lovely sunny days almost spring like weather after cool starts to the mornings....
 
Stay safe, ....♥

Monday, May 11

Quick update on DD's quilt....hexies...

Loving this quilt in progress...
I'm fussy cutting and EPP the beautiful flowers....
This process takes up quite a bit of time, but the flowers are just gorgeous....DD is loving them too!..
I need four of each colour way, as there are three on each of the four sides of the centre medallion..
So four more to do, then I'll piece the borders that these lovelies will be appliqued to...
 
Hope you all are having or had a wonderful Mothers Day....and got  a little spoilt...
 
Take care....♥