Friday, 30 September 2011

Blogger's BOM Quilt Along

I've decided to join in with the Bloggers Block of the Month quilt along, and since it is just one block per month I don't think it will really impact on my other works in progress.

Here is block 1, which is available here at A Quilting Life:

I have changed it from the instructions ever so slightly because I didn't want a join in the floral, but the finished look is the same.

I love the combination of turquoise and orange.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Roses on Grey

I finished cutting the outside part of the Dutch Rose blocks from the Ruby fabric.

Seeing them on the grey of my dining table, I'm thinking a grey background for the blocks.

We shall see. I am putting them away for now to finish some other projects. Considering Christmas is going to be all over in 3 months time, I think I ought to get a wriggle on and finish the Christmas present quilt at least.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

I Have No Will Power

I was going to finish what I have started and not make anything new till at least one thing was finished, but I got this in the mail on Thursday:

I should have been good and left it unopened and then I might not have been tempted to start cutting, but I had an idea of what I wanted to do, so I opened it to get a proper look. Then I decided it didn't suit what I wanted to do, so I changed my mind and decided on the following:

They're pretty bad photos in pretty poor light, but they give the idea. Dutch Rose blocks, with background colour to be decided, and centres yet to be cut. They will end up as a table runner, because wonderfully, the aqua in the range is almost the exact same colour as our dining room walls.

Now I should go and get cutting into the other colours :)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

More Progress

More things closer to being finished. Both Glace cushion tops pieced.

Getting there.

Monday, 12 September 2011


Progress was made on the weekend, and a little bit this morning, but it was on the least progressed quilt, so not really the best thing to work on if I want some finishes.

Anyhow, Eva strips are now all sewn together.

Friday, 9 September 2011


I thought a collection of photos of my (sewing) works in progress would nudge me in the finishing direction, so here we have, in no particular order:

Dudley, from a pattern by Melly and Me. I only started him a couple of days ago. It's taking a lot longer than I thought, mainly because the turning is a pain, so I stop after doing a little bit at a time, but he is rather cute so worth the bother.

This little deer has a very cute tail. He is mostly finished, just have to deal with that hanging thread...

... and sew his right ear on, which is currently just sitting in its slot.

Eva jelly roll quilt. I shouldn't have started this, having a few other unfinished quilts, but I was wanting something simple that involved no matching of points. It would be simpler if the strips in the jelly roll were straight, but still better than points.

Two cushion covers in the making, with Glace fabric from Moda. I ordered a turnover of the fabric, and had to play with it soon after, and having decided what to do with it, couldn't resist starting at least.

Hexagon quilt, from a pattern in AP&Q magazine. This is all hand sewing at night in front of the tv, so it's perfectly alright to have started this one with other unfinished items on the go.

Dream Big quilt, from Simplify by Camille Roskelley. I started this in mid July, so haven't done too badly getting this far. Need to buy some batting to finish this one, and am thinking of hand quilting, so need some thread for that, which I can't buy locally (unfortunately).

Max and Whiskers quilt. This was meant to be a Christmas present for my nephew. Now I'm contemplating the next quilt for him instead, and saving this for his birthday. Borders will be black. I've got the fabric, just not done it yet.

Finally, what I am calling the Doggy bag quilt, because it's made of the leftovers from the quilt above it. I really like this one and though it's meant for my nephew, I may end up keeping it for him to use when he visits me :)

So, now I feel bad (particularly as there is one more in the cupboard which I just couldn't be bothered getting out to photograph) because I have so many almost finished items. I should decide on a finish order and get them done. It's nice to have a bit of variety when sewing though.