Monday, October 31, 2011
I have already 4 blocks finished and the next one
is waiting to be applicated. I'm having fun doing
the applications. It's nice to look every day on the
blog to see what everybody is doing and to see
all of the progress.
I'm not very sure about the jeans, maybe I'll make another
one??? What do you think???
I hope that everybody is having as much fun as me, making
the quilt and reading the blog.
Have a nice day or night,
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Here is the block:-
and a few detailed shots:
Couldn't resist the $1 jeans at the local Op Shop!!!
I hope everyone has had a great weekend and did some sewing.
I just wanted to show you my first two blocks (excuse the poor photo).
I am using Buttercup by Fig Tree. Ahh Fig Tree my new love.
This is my first attempt at needleturn and i am not using freezer paper or glue or anything. My cherries are a
Off now to start on the tea cups
Happy Sunday everyone.
I just want to say my TTS quilt had stranded after my horrible qulting :(
I hate to unravel sewn stitches. Therefore, it has not happened so much more here. But tonight I will do it and hope it goes well. Then we'll see how it will be quilted. But as I said it's not Christmas yet ;-) and it must be clear before that ;-)
Take care girl and you all had done a great work on yours TTS quilt :)
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
I have my blue jeans ready to embroider and the teacup is cut out - maybe finished by Sudnay night?? Maybe.
I'm looking forward to sharing my progress with you, and seeing all your beautiful work too.
Now if my fabric would turn up....!!!!
All the best
The bottom three browns in the bottom of the picture are what I am using for the cupcakes and there toppings are just above them. Today I am hopefully going to pick up some freezer paper so I can start.
I had a terrible migraine yesterday and decided NOT to cut anything out............LOL.
I love seeing the blocks posted.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Thanks for the invite Chooky, I cant wait to get started on my first block. I have never needleturn before ( like some of you ) but I will give it a try and see how i go.
Im thinking of using a lot of the fat quarters i have in my stash, and maybe buying a few extras.
Looking forward to sewing with you all.
Thanks again Chooky.
After seeing all of your beautiful finished quilts, I'm putting in a huge effort and trying (hoping) to get my finished by the end of October.
I only have one and a half blocks to go.
My fabric for the borders is ready to go too. I'm still going with these FQ's I'd won in a Homespun competition a while back.
Wish me luck for an October finish!!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I have never done needleturn applique before but decided this was a good enough project as any to learn, I have read books and tutorials on the internet and watched many videos-to give my "blanket stitch mind"..the idea it could do this..
I found out very quickly I needed a thimble..well pfft them solid ones just don't work for me so it was an expensive trip to spotlight to get a clover-leather coin thimble ouch-came home and bought another less than half I paid with frieght from the USA (that's what you get for wanting it NOW)
I have had this book since it came out and was always (lol) intending on making the quilt, but was keen to do it with someone else for encouragement ... come in Chooky and the group ... great timing sweetie!!
I have decided to work with Moda's 'Grace' range and have a layer cake coming ... should arrive early next week if it's not here Friday, and then I can get onto some applique blocks.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely versions of this quilt come together over the coming year ... and all the inspiration and encouragement to keep at it, lol!
Thanks for letting me join in with all the fun Chooky!!!
It's 1 o'clock in the morning overhere in Belgium,
but before I go to sleep, I want to show my first
block. I'm going to try to make my quilt with fabrics
that I already have.
Good night for me and I think for the most of you,
have a nice day!!!!
Thought I would start with this block as it was nice a simple and a good one to get me teeth into. I have chosen Butterscotch & Roses by Fig Tree for my fabric, I have started with a layer cake and will by some yardage shortly.
I am doing blanket stitch as I have not long been quilting so I wanted to stick with something that I know.
Love me :-)
Monday, October 24, 2011
Well, after pooling your knowledge and reading high and low, I finally made my first appliqué attempt. Don't look too close, but I'm pretty pleased :) I've already made notes of changes when I attempt my actual block for the quilt.
1. Need to be more patient and take smaller stitches
2. Need smaller seam allowances along the side - little more at the ends.
3. Making small "placement" pencil marks didn't work for me. Need to think that out.
4. Need to pin a little closer to each end - my pieces flopped around too much.
Now, my question to you. When I sewed on the body, do I sew the body to the wings or sew all the way down to the background?