Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2 OPAM Finishes & UFO Catch-up

Below is a little stitchery book I purchased from my friend Michelle Ridgway of Rag-tag Stitchin.  I have just stitched one of the drawings included in the book, into a small wall hanging for one of my friends for her birthday. The drawings can be used in gift tags, book marks, tote bags or wall hangings as I have done. 

A couple of weeks ago at my quilt group, one of my fellow quilters taught a few of us how to make a beaded chatelaine to hold our scissors.  Above is my effort but I must admit I had lots of help from my friend Robyn.   Thank-you Robyn.  I love it especially the little owl. 

I finally completed my Jimboomba Mystery BOM for March which is really just as well as next Monday we are due to stitch our block for April.  Really pleased with the way it went together, my favourite so far. I used my border fabric for the center and in the outer border.  Above are three of the other ladies's blocks completed on the day.
My block
Have been busy  over the last few days trying to get some of my UFO's closer to being finished. Below is a birthday quilt for my eldest grandson.  The top is now completed. I added to the pattern to make the quilt larger as it is to cover a king single.  The centre is made from a layer cake with the extra  fabric in the second border made up of strips from extra yardage I had.  The fabric is Authentic by Sweetwater.

Corner of Josh's Quilt
Well as usual I have taken too long doing this post so must close and get a bit more stitching done so bye for now.........


  1. What a great "boy" quilt - great choice of colours.

  2. I am sure your Grandson will love his gorgeous quilt from his clever Nana. Your Mystery blocks are lovely too. I was so thrilled to see what you made out of my wee book. I hope your friend enjoys her little gift. Thanks Noela.

  3. Your blocks look great! And I love your beaded chatelaine! I want to make some scissors fobs but I've never done anything with beads before.

  4. Love reading & catching up on your blog Noela, we must catch up for coffee x