Saturday, 20 February 2016

A little done on just a few things.

I am not sure what's happened to my time, but it has slipped away.
But here is what I have done.
I have stitched the next borders for my Di Ford Mystery quilt. I trialed it on the Facebook group and they didn't like it, then someone did it and they liked it......... And I like it, now I just have to find the magazine to find out just how long the sides are supposed to be and make it fit..... lols

And I have started the Splendid Sampler for my sins, if you haven't heard about it, it is a two 6"  blocks per week for 50 weeks so we shall end up with 100 blocks. Click Here if you wish to join in with the thousands of other quilters worldwide. 
These are my first two blocks. I went off piste with the very first one which is supposed to have a heart appliqued in the centre. On the basis one day my daughter will get all my quilts, and she doesn't like hearts I changed it to a red rose. And the background of the 2nd block is supposed to have 6 fabrics, I did 26...... Hopefully as the next ones come, I shall just do what is asked of me. lols

 My piecing is not perfect. It has been years since I did this sort of small piecing.

I have done a little more on the first side of the last border of the hexagon quilt, it is slow but theraputic sewing.

And I have been setting up an applique design.  Sort of stylised tulips like the ones in one of my antique coverlets.
That is all I have done in a whole month..... I need a kick up the backside.


  1. I'm a firm believer in customizing motifs on blocks. I'm not a big heart person, although there have been a few I've allowed into my quilting. So I would have wanted the option to change out the heart on this block too. I'm reminded of years ago, working through Baltimore album blocks in an Elly Sienkiewicz book, coming to the heart block with the two facing doves in the bottom corners. I actually liked the heart (formed in reverse applique of teardrop shapes) but drew the line at the doves. Labrador retrievers had been big in my life and that is what I had a love for, so I found a suitable silhouette of one and used them instead of doves. Much more motivating!

    I've been slow on visible progress myself, and with tax deadline about 6 weeks away, I'll be doing even less, I fear. Do kind of hate this time of year - so many distractions and diversions...

  2. "Make it your own"!!!! That's MY mantra! Patterns (IMHO) are meant to be the underlying framework/guide that allows each one to personalize it to fit! Totally lovely!!!!!

  3. Your piecing looks lovely, Sally :) I especially like all the wonderful fabrics you have used. Your tulip design is going to be beautiful. I haven't been doing much sewing lately, either. Mainly working on my knitting skills.