Monday, August 14, 2017

August Perpetually hexie

Here is the next wreath in the perpetually hexie quilt. I got a bit behind and made a bad choice with a couple of the colours but I ain't doing it again. Looking at the photo it looks a bit like it's not quite centred but again it's staying as is. 

I found out a couple of days ago that the person organising our Dear Jane challenge isn't going to continue running it but as we are all fairly experienced sewers I think we can get the quilt done. Thanks to Maree for all the hard work she put in up to this stage. 
I decided that I would try doing my blocks, as per the challenge, 4 at a time( I can just go as fast as I want) Here are the next 4 that I decided to do. I am using one particular beige in alternate blocks so I am going to do all the ones that need that fabric so I can hopefully use it in the border triangles as well. I have about 3 metres and want to make sure it goes the distance.

This is my finished Hunter's Star. I am soooo happy with this, love the way it is looking and I think it has a bit of movement to it. Still not sure if it needs a border  but I am leaning towards not.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Another rosette

Rosette no 6 of the millefiore quilt. I have started the Aug perpetually hexie rosette but wanted to get this done first.

Have you had a look at Katje's website??? She has another quiltalong, hexplosion, .. I have downloaded the pattern but will wait until I have the other two finished before I think about this one.

Had a  great morning at Jeff's shed, spent too much money on not a lot of things but what the heck, this is my addiction.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hunter's Star

A work in progress

 The 8 times 15 triangles sewn for the next part of this quilt.

Sunday 16th July saw me at a class learning this block.. Hunter's Star. Using lots of scraps and I love it. As that day should have been DS1's 32 birthday this quilt will be "Christopher's Star" I just need now to lay all those triangles out and see which should go where. It's scrappy so I think it will look good no matter where I put them.


Rosette no 5 in Millefiore ( Katje Marek). It almost has a 3D effect when looked at like this. Very happy with this one , despite my earlier oops!

This is the centre for no 6. I just need a couple of other fabrics and I can get this all together.
Think yesterday should have been an EPP day at Hibiscus stitching so when I have a chance (and when the link is up) I will link.
Off to Jeff's shed on Sat for the quilt show. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another rosette started but .... oops

The next rosette is started on the millefiore quilt a long. I am so pleased with the fussy cutting on the centre and just love it. Started on the second round and kept thinking that the hexies look a bit small. Well can you spot the obvious mistake???

Here is one on top of the other and yes it's the centre one that is too big not the other way round. Darn it! Should have realised as  when I was cutting the diamonds I knew they were 1.75 " big so that of course makes 3.5" along the edge not 3", so it's back to the drawing board. At least I only have to make one hexie and not six so as the song goes.... always look on the bright side of life.

Going to link with Anthea at Hibiscus stitching for her piece it together.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July PH

July perpetual hexie together, just need to put it on the background. Love the colours in this one and think it will fit in with the others beautifully.

This is the 4th rosette of the Millefiore quilt a long. Think this is the last really big one. Again I am really not sure about the colours but I am not unpulling anything. Will be interesting to see how it fits in with the others. The more I look at it the more I like it but we will see.

Have got 200 clamshells ready to go into blocks so they are growing and they will be the go to project when I don't have anything else.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June PH and could this be a new obsession?

Rosette 3 of the Millefiore quilt a long with Katje...

June perpetually hexie with Katje. First lot of triangles I cut at 2" only to read the instructions to find they should have been 2 1/2 " . Love this block. Will link with Anthea at Hibiscus stitching for her EPP party.

Some more of my Dear Jane blocks. Top right I think may need redoing as it's a wee bit dark. Will think about it and see how it looks in the whole quilt.Up to date so 68 blocks down and counting!

My Fancy Forest quilt. Got all 4 borders on, then unpicked them all as the quilt bubbled. I fixed a couple of blocks and then resewed the borders( properly) but it's still got a bit of a crease in the firefly but after quilting I think I can disguise that.

A couple of weeks ago I went to hear Michele Hill talk about her Beatrix Potter journey. Was NOT going to buy the book..... but it snuck into my bag and I have started 4 of the embroideries just to while away the time. Think I need to finish a few projects though. Wonderful day all round and I am so glad I got the book.

Yesterday, being Queen's birthday public holiday I, with 2 others, visited Marina who showed Rosalie, Karin and me the wonders of clamshells without the use of papers. All 3 of use were excited by the ease of this and the speed..... a new obsession I feel, and hopefully a way of getting rid of scraps. Mind you Rosalie has some purples that I may like so ...... Another great day M , company wonderful, sewing amazing( Caswell is amazing) and thanks for the great teach!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It's been a while

So it's been a while but I have been busy. This is the May Perpetually hexie. Now I love blue but I am so not sure about this one... maybe bad colour choices but I'm not doing it again and will see how it looks with the others.

This is one of the Dear Jane blocks that when I looked at it and the picture didn't look the same. I had to remove the corner triangles and sew them in a different place. I had the square , square not on point! Agh.

Saturday saw me at a sew a long with NOTYQ doing Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Forest. After two afternoons of cutting out ( and this is only the small quilt) I managed to sew 4 foxes and 2 bunnies. Later that night I did the 2 thistles and Sunday morning and evening I did the 2 hedgehogs. Loving the way they are looking. Now I have 2 owls and 2 fireflies to stitch.... but as yesterday was a write off ( work and DS2 graduating with his Masters degree) tomorrow... Aladdin, Thursday... afternoon tea with DD1 and DGS 1 Looks like Friday afternoon for one of them maybe. I have also indulged myself and bought EH's butterfly quilt pattern. HMMM that may be a long term project.

Close up of bunny 1 and..

hedgehog 1

This is the second rosette for the Millefiore from the New Hexagon book. Very happy with it and am onto the 3rd round of rosette 3. Need to cut papers and fabric for that so there goes this afternoon. Loving this one too.