Monday, February 9

Wedding Pillow....and meeting bloggers..

Having a beautiful creative time with SRE......I really should get back to my SRE.
I have enjoyed working on this gorgeous wedding ring pillow for my DGD.....om gosh, the wedding will be here before we know it...
I was pinning the bridesmaids frocks to shorten and the girls are all so excited counting the days to the big day.....as of yesterday they said it was just 77 days to the big day..

 I only worked on this last night and early this morning....so special to be making this for my DGD, a lovely keepsake for them both.......loving it!

Sorry the Silk Dupion fabric is reflecting back.... This morning I embroidered their initials and the wedding date on the hearts....now I just need to find the right lace to suit...
The pillow will finally finish at 8 inches.....don't want it too big for the little 2 year old to carry.....♥
 
I had a wonderful time out with bloggers last Saturday....we had the best day, unfortunately  I forgot my camera, but please pop over to Hibiscus Stitches where Anthea has a great photo of us all..
Thank you ladies for a wonderful day, lovely to meet the new bloggers.....we need to do it again soon..
 
Have a lovely day...
 
 

Sunday, February 1

EQ7 blocks ..to lesson sample quilts...

These are the quilts that were designed from the EQ7 block samples.. ..of previous post.
Pretty in the blues and yellow...
...same block different setting..
Love this one...
...and how about this one....LOVE this one too.
We learned how to do these fancy sashings and borders....border corner stones...
Now if only I could remember how I did it......again it could be just a matter of that magic word.....play and "practice"...
 
Take care... ♥
 

Saturday, January 31

Quilt Gift...Confetti Quilt.....and EQ7

A  quilt for a new baby girl..... my fairly new neighbour's baby girl, was born on Tuesday.
Absolutely beautiful precious baby girl.....I am not usually drawn to new born babies, but this little bundle of joy reminded me so much of my own beautiful baby girl who will turn..... 52 next week.....it was love at first sight!
I thought this very girlie quilt "Confetti" might be perfect for the new baby.....not so babyish that she would grow out of it too soon. I thought this girlie colourful quilt will be suitable and get used a lot while she is growing up, right into her teens......
On my Susie... I stitched down around the centre of the Yo-yo's to secure and so little fingers would not get caught up in them......A label on the back with all the babies detail....It will  my pleasure to present this to the proud Mum and Dad...♥
 
Playing on my EQ7......I came across these blocks....
Some time ago I did an online class to learn more on how EQ7 works, tips and shortcuts.....
....it was great I did learn a lot, but unfortunately I didn't keep up with what I learned, and now have forgotten most of it.....I did take notes, but it's all a blur now...
Some of these blocks would make great quilts.....
 
Yes, all in the CW colours and fabrics that I love.....
 
Have a lovely weekend..
Take care....

Wednesday, January 28

Scrappy Whatever!...for want of a better name...

I can't think of a name for this table topper...so it's name is Scrappy Whatever!
I started out making two scrappy quilt tops, a scrappy pinwheel, and a scrappy periwinkle....
....but seeing them as UFO's for so long I decided to put the two together and see if I can save them from being UFO's forever...
To be honest I didn't like the process of piecing the periwinkles together...way to fiddly for me.
I was not enjoying the process, so it was not fun.... time to make some changes...
I pieced together all the pinwheels... removed the papers from the back of the periwinkles and will fuse them on around the border...then I'll have a go at machine appliqueing around them.
I don't know why that first one looks smaller than the others....I hope it's just the angle of the camera shot...must check!
 
Stay safe where ever you are...♥
 

Tuesday, January 20

Red and White...Secret Garden Quilt....

I made this Red and White "Secret Garden" wall hanging quilt back in 2002..
I thought it needed freshening up a bit so I thought I'd gently hand - wash it....
The Red embroidery thread work are all my designs....it was my Crinoline Ladies passion thing at the time...I still love both Red work and the Crinoline Ladies, just have not been doing any of that kind of work lately...

While I was refreshing the quilt, I thought I would unpick the stipple quilted border and ....you guessed it I'm sure....feather it....yes, I'm becoming a bit of a feathers tragic....
What would we do without those colour catchers....oh my, at first I added 3 sheets to the wash water....but that was not enough...
..another 2 added to the rinse water, and a I think I could have...should have added more..
In a few small place there is that slight tinges of pink....
That's from the plain 12+ year old Burgundy Homespun fabric in the framing - sashing...
It's Ok, but I know now to be more careful when choosing these dark solid fabrics.....in all fairness I do think we are so lucky that now days the fabrics are of great quality and very rarely bleed or  run....
....but I would still use these fantastic colour catchers....
 
My local patchwork group starts up again today...yay...I have missed the girls..
 
Take care....♥