Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pushin' Up Spring Block

I seem to be nearing the end of some of my projects and this is another one.  This is the second to last block in the Pushin' Up Spring Quilt that was being run by Apple Blossom Quilts for her email subscribers.  I have one more block to sew and then the set of 12 will be ready to be sewn together.



Perhaps what I should do is quilt them first..in quilt-as-you-go style before I put them together...hmm that's a thought as the blocks are quite large :o)

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Poor Bird...Wordless Wednesday

All summer long we have been hosting a family of black birds in our hedge.  As a result they are quite tame and seem to know that I'm the nice lady with the food :o)  Last week this rather scruffy bird came and roosted the the lawn by the patio and allowed me to take his/her picture.



Until next time...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sew Happy..almost done!

Here are my Sew Happy Blocks for July.  I'm rather pleased with this first set of blocks as I wasn't sure how well I'd manage all those triangles!



We are nearing the end of the mystery and I'm quite excite to see how all these blocks go together!  So far I've made 59 blocks and I think there is still 4 yet to make. 
Won't be long now before all will be revealed :o)



Until next time...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rocheberie Meeting...

On Saturday Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters had their July meeting. Despite the rain we had a great turn out and good time was enjoyed by all.  This time our speaker was Pat Deacon who shared her collection of quilts. Pat is a big fan of circles and curves and her use of colour made these simple shapes spectacular.  To see all the pictures from the day please click over HERE to see them.  Pat also ran a workshop the following day and I'm sorry I missed it as I would love to know in detail how she creates such beautiful quilts.



Our trader for the day was Caroline from Serenity Quilts.  Some of you might know her from her blog The Contented Quilter.  She had a fabulous range of fabrics which I just couldn't resist.  Luckily I sold some quilting books on the sales table and that allowed me a bit of spending money :o)  Easy come easy go!



Until next time...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...

For my birthday I was given a beautiful orchid.  Now I just need to keep it alive!  I've done some reading on its care and it looks quite straight forward for the time being!




Until next time...