Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blush Quilt Top, Love is.... Blocks

Above is the finished top of my Jelly Roll Stitch A-long Quilt. I am so pleased with how it looks. I was a bit worried that it was going to be too pink after I added the sashing, but, with the final dark borders on, the pink was toned down a bit. What do you think? Anyway my hubby who is a man of few words, said, and I quote "That looks really good, you are a clever girl" so I have to be happy with that especially the girl part.
Here are the next 4 blocks of my Love is... quilt. Only 6 more blocks to go. I have the first 4 rows together so not much work at the end when its time to finish it. Blocks 15 and 16 in the first photo and Blocks 17 and 18 in the next.

I have finished the second block for a Gardeners Journal and have the stitchery done for two more blocks. It was slow going with this house block as there was lots of straight line back stitching.

To finish, thought I would add photos of my 2 youngest grandsons taken when I went with my son to Gayndah to see Tom and pick up Jake who had been staying there during the school holidays. I haven't seen Tom in a while and he has his hair much longer than he usually does so he looked quite different. It was lovely to see him and I got the biggest hug and kiss. I miss him lots.

We took the boys to Maryborough to see a movie and have McDonalds (at Tom's request as they don't have any fast food places in Gayndah). Then we stayed the night in a motel. Here is a photo of his brother Jake pretending he was going to go to sleep early. The boys had a great time and so did Dad and Grandma.
Well that is all from me. Am off to the Craft Show in Brisbane this week so excited about that. Bye for now.......

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blog Buttons.

Have added two new buttons to my side bar. The first one is a Layer Cake Quilt-Along similar to the Jelly Roll one I did earlier. It is again run by Konda from Moose on the Porch Quilts and starts on 2 November. Blocks will be made available every two weeks and will be by a different designer each time. Pop over to the blog to see what materials you will need to have by November or to read more about it if you think you might be interested. It is a good way of learning how to use the different pre-cuts that are on the market today.

The next button is for Simply Christmas where Kerryanne of Shabby Arts Boutique hopes to encourage us into putting handmade and hand-baked back into our Christmas giving. This will run from the beginning of October until Christmas. Pop over to her blog and check it out. Kerryanne has also provided lists that can be printed out to help you get organised and will have a give-away each week. The gift for the first week is a hand painted Christmas folder with the organisational lists already in it.

OH DEAR, so much for not joining anymore things........