Monday, April 30, 2012

Butterflies all a Flutter

Now this quilt was made by Barb.  Barb does beautiful needlework and this one is an excellent example of her work.  All the Butterflies have been worked with 1, yes one thread.

The body of the Butterfly is one thread and I am not sure of the name of the stitch used, but again just stunning.

The red circle next to the 5 cent piece is filled with french knots, again all worked in one, 1, thread

I kept the quilting very simple and light.

Wonderful work Barb...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BOM Rehab


I have only one block finished this week, but in my defense it had alot of pieces to applique.  It is the Block 1 from the Halloween Balitmore.  I do have to thank Sinta for doing this each week it is really keeping me focused, at this stage, and I do better with deadlines.

I took this photo again with the black edges (toy camera setting) I think it suits the quilt and hope to remember to do this each time.  It also hides some of the threads stuck to me design wall

I am behind with my Merry Merry Snowman.  Block 3 arrived in the post last week and I had not even started the applique from block 2.  But it is now started and I will be piecing the background for Block 3 tomorrow.

I have linked up with Sinta from Pink Pincushion for BOM Rehab, so check everyone else's progress also.  Just think, if we get our BOM finished, we can start another one, because we are quilters, thats just what we do..." target="_blank">Photobucket" />

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Some Finishes - Sort of - of Mine

I have to take any kind of finish I can get these days...

Block 1 from Merry Merry Snowman Quilt by Annie of Bunny Hill Designs ( the eyes are buttons that are put on after quilting).

Finished piecing the blocks for "Bennington" Schnibble from Carrie Nelson's book "Schnibbles times two".  I have made it a little bigger as I had a layer cake to use and not Charm packs.  I have sewn 5 of the 7 rows together, then just borders etc to go.

Finished piecing the blocks for a new jelly hexagon quilt.  This is made with 2 Jelly rolls from French General (moda), Pom Pom and Rural Jardin. The green triangle  fabric is also from moda, Winter, by Minick and Simpson.  I am not sure how big this will be but am enjoying the piecing..

And this is my son (the food inhaler) finishing his laps at practice day on the weekend.  We are off to race in Lismore later.  Have to see if any quilt shops are around the area.....

oh and I have finished this block from "Halloween Baltimore" by 3P designs.  Do you like the black edge effect.  We have a new camera and I was trying it out and thought this would be cool for the Halloween Blocks.

I am attempting to do one block from my BOM each month to keep up and get finished.  On track still for the first month, not sure about month 2.

I have linked with Sinta's Blog Pink Pincushion along with other quilters motivated to finish BOM breeding in our dark cupboards

Time to cook dinner, kids are hungry AGAIN....