Friday, February 20, 2015

Nature's Journey Progress Part One

So Part One is now complete. So chuffed I'm on time (for once).
(apologies to those whom may have already seen this on the SAL Blog). 

I never realised how satisfying it was using up these teeny tiny scraps I had kept. 

In the majority of these blocks I have used some lovely fabrics gifted to me from my Aunty Anita who sadly passed away two weeks ago. An amazing woman, so many stories. A WW2 Royal Airforce veteran, who was doing Morse code for Churchill in the war. My Uncle (her husband) was at the Normandy landing but he never said much about this. The only stories were gleaned after a couple of pints of Guinness at the local pub in Dublin. 

Anyway, I'm really happy and grateful to be using these fabrics as a special memory to a wonderful lady who I will miss ever so much. 

Happy Stitching all 


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thimbleblossoms and Fig Tree combination

Warning - Picture overload

Juggle Quilt - pattern by Thimbleblossoms
Honeysweet fabric by Fig Tree and Co

Over the last three months of 2014 I began this long term project to machine piece this Juggle quilt then hand quilt. It was made for my mother-in-law who was turning 70.

I really had no idea how I was going to hand quilt - well what design I was going to use. My ideas evolved as I pieced it together

The triangles were a little fiddly - especially given I cut about a third of the 200 or so using the wrong template. Beware the size you print your patterns at!

I ran out of time for a fancy quilt label. 

The hand quilting was a little too tight so lessons learned for next time. I may try a hoop. 

I adore this fabric range. 

I purchased this pattern in a Craftsy class by Camille Roskelly of Thimbleblossoms. It was wonderful to watch how she put this together before I attempted mine. 

The backing was by Denise Schmidt purchased at Spotlight. The binding fabric was a spotlight essentials range. 

My mother-in-law was very grateful and really loved it. 

Happy Stitching

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cottage Garden Thread Holder

I finally managed to make my own Cottage Garden Thread Holder. 

I completed the stitchery last year but just hadn't got around to making my own after I had made one for a gift. Similar inside to my last too. 

Still in love with this gorgeous Kokka fabric which I was so fortunate to have given to me by a lovely friend. 

The pattern is by Gail Pan by Gail Pan designs and I purchased my pattern at Patchworks Plus.

I also finished my January project for the Chookyblue Stitch-a-long

Busy prepping the blocks now for Part One. 

Happy Stitching