Sunday, February 20, 2011

Some blocks finished & a welcome visit

Here is my grandson, Tom. He was down for the week-end visiting his Dad so he came over to see us and have a swim. His hair is getting quite long but he is not keen on getting it cut just yet. We were so happy to have him visit as we haven't seen him since the beginning of January.

A Friendship Star : Block 1

I follow a blog called Piece n Quilt. Natalia Bonner is a long-arm quilter and also a designer of beautiful quilts. She has designed a free BOM which started on 9th February. The logo is below. If you are interested, check out her blog, I really love her designs.

The following 2 blocks are from the Layer Cake Quilt A-long. Am so far behind with these blocks. I have blocks 3-7 to do with another block due tomorrow. I have found it difficult to choose fabrics as the layer cake I chose, Basic Grey's Fruitcake has lots of similar patterns. Today, I have sorted out some layer cakes for each block so now all I have to do is make them up.
Block 8 above and Block 2 below. Sorry Block 8 is a bit blurry.
This is block 5 of my Gardeners Journal Quilt. Just 4 blocks to go now before I can put the top together. Quite a bit of stitching still to go though. I am glad I joined this Stitch-A-Long group as it has meant I will eventually get this quilt made which I may not have done without the encouragement of so many lovely ladies.

Well, it is getting late and my stitching is waiting for me, so cheers for now ............

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Finish for OPAM, Gardeners Journal Block

This is a travel diary cover I made for my sister who is going on a wonderful overseas trip in April. Might buy some more fabric to make myself one as we are traveling to the USA in June and I always like to keep a diary as I tend to forget little details over time and it is good to be able to relive your trip by reading what you have written every now and again.
Below is my next Gardeners Journal Block. Have now completed 4 blocks with 6 to go.

Well back to more stitching. Until next time.......