Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ann's Legacy by Di version anyway

Here is a photo of the nearly completed centre block for Di Ford's 'Ann's Legacy Quilt' available of course to buy from my favourite quilt shop Threadbear!!!
Only 4 hexagons to do in the 4 corners and then on to the appliqued borders....please bear in mind while looking at this photo that this is my first attempt at needle turn applique, I know its not 100% but I have decided I can live with the bits that are not great. Also note that all the colors chosen are my own and not the originals from Di's quilt. I like blue as you can see and Di's quilt had some blue but not enough for my bedroom!!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friendship block done

Friendship Block got done and I made it to our Local quilters gathering....with time to spare!! Obviously you all can tell I tend to leave things til the last minute! I try really hard not too but its just the way I am.

Got 2 and a half birds sewn on my nearly complete centre block of Di Ford's Ann's Legacy...what an effort this is. This is my first needle turn quilt....and I think I have dropped myself in the deep end in a major way. Things are going well so far and photos to follow. 4 flowers of hexagons and another bird and a half and it will be ready for the border of solid fabric. The whole time I am sewing this quilt I am feeling guilty because I am supposed to be piecing Nearly Insane......I am supposed to have Nearly Insane finished by April....lots of dedicated sewing time ahead of me to make that deadline I think. The kids will be living on Peanut Butter sandwiches..HA HA

Above is a photo of one months blocks of nearly insane ...we do 6 a month and pay a penalty of a block of chocolate if they are not done, I am adding to the chocolate pile every month let me tell you. Mine are the ones on the left of the photo, in the row from top to bottom, we made the agreement that we would pin them all up to compare how every ones looked and differed depending on the colors we had chosen, as you can see mine are all blues with one cream....not easy to decide which blue to put where let me tell you!!! Anyway better get back to making a Peanut Butter sandwich for the kids and sewing these birds on!

Welcome! This is my first foray into blogging, so please be patient with me as I may make many mistakes and I will slowly get the hang of it!
I am a 'young' quilter as they tell me and consider myself to be a beginner at most techniques associated with quilting!
I welcome any and all quilty friends to join and hope that you enjoy my site!

This is a photo of a quilt top done by me in ONE weekend at a quilt retreat. It was a mystery quilt so I had no idea what the finished quilt would look like...all we knew was we needed to pick 3 contrasting colors and have it all pre-cut before we went so enable us to get a "head start"...let me tell you the machine was humming along!
We all had a great time and not all the weekend was spent quilting, we have a fancy dress dinner and great food, couple of beverages and lots of laughter!

I think this might be enough for my first post and I need to get off the computer and onto the sewing machine to get my block done for the friendship quilt some of our local quilt group girls are doing! Its to be handed in tonight so I better get my butt into gear!!!