Friday, November 18, 2011

Starting Something New....

The best thing about finishing a few projects is that you can start something new!  I'm only giving you a sneak peek as I'm still in the process of working the plan out, but it does involve more curves and circles. ;o)



I have chosen very cheery fabrics of green, yellow and blue and so far I'm loving every aspect of the construction and design.  As soon as this is blog post is published, I'll be back at the machine putting more rows together!



I love it when a project makes you smile..!
Have a great weekend!

Until next time....

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Last of the Quilts...for now :o)

Lastly but certainly not least is the quilt I started back in ...ummm March!  You might recall my post over at Sew WE Quilt (when is was known as Stash Manicure) where I demonstrated the construction of the piecing of the circle using the Dresden Plate ruler and the sewing in of the circle using Sharon Schamber's method of Piec-lique.



The entire quilt was free-machine quilted where I quilted petals from the centre of the circles and then did a large meander in the blue areas of the quilt.



I ended up making 12 blocks and set them together in a 3x4 setting.
This quilt was quite a lot of fun to put together as each wheel was different.  I think I wouldn't mind trying the design again but in scrappy fabrics and maybe even bigger circles...now wouldn't that be fun!


Until next time....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tumbler Quilt Completed!

Here is the first of 2 quilts that were finished for my mother-in-law for her spare room.  It might seem familiar and that is because I posted about it back in April!



Following Autumn's advice I did straight stitching down the columns of tumblers.  It was bit of a struggle to (wo)man-handle the 6' long quilt...but I got there in the end :o)



The shapes were cut using the large tumbler die from Accu-quilt which made piecing it a breeze.



It was delivered last weekend along with it's fraternal twin which I'll post about tomorrow!


Until next time....

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

It took me a few goes to get this picture...but I finally caught it and I love it! I'm half expecting fairies to be dancing in the grass.


Until next time....

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Look-a-Like Star Quilt Completed!

As predicted I have finished 4 quilts in as many weeks and like buses they have all come in at once. Over the next week or so I'll post about each one.

This quilt, which you have seen in progress, was made for the newest member of  the family..a little boy! 



I gave the quilt to my sister-in-law last weekend and she loved it!  I used most of a jelly roll by Sandy Gervais called Lollipop. 



I'm thrilled with the results and the quilting and I hope it brings the little fellow a lot of warmth.



DD1, whom you might recall is the knitter in the family, made him some booties!  Aren't they adorable!  I think she did a fantastic job!


Until next time....

Friday, November 04, 2011

Pretty Pictures from a Day Out...

A few weekends ago while I was visiting my in-laws we took a drive up to Leek and stopped at the Cheddleton Railway. The trains weren't running when we stopped by, but it still presented an opportunity to take a few pictures.





Just on the edge of Leek by the sports centre we found a park which didn't take long to walk around, but offered up some of the most beautiful autumnal colours.



We have really been spoiled this autumn with some very warm and sunny days...makes me wonder what kind of winter we are heading for!?



Until next time....

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Lone Star Look-a-Like Update....

I've been getting things completed and it feels so good...here is the Lone Star Look-a-Like at the machine ready for quilting.



I did stitch in the ditch around each layer of the star using some King-Tut variegated thread and in the large triangles I did further straight line quilting echoing the shape.



In the large corners I marked out a star and then did free-motion quilting to fill the area.  I really like the effect.  I just have to finishing the binding and then I can share the final result.


Until next time....