Friday, February 24, 2012

OPAM finishes for February

I have finally finished my Xmas Table Runner.  The fabrics I used are Nancy Halvorsen ones from several of her Christmas ranges.  I am really happy with how it looks.  First finish for 2012.

Here is my second finish for this month.  A Diary Cover made for my friend Judy's birthday.  All I have to get to finish it off is the diary, pen and notebook to go in it.  I also added her initials to the front.  The pattern is a new one designed by JoyPatch so go and check out her blog.  Joy has lots of lovely patterns for sale including quilt-as-you-go quilts.
Inside of folder
Folder front complete with initials

So now off to do a bit more preparation for the 2 quilt camps I am attending in March.
Happy Stitching till next time..........

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentines Day, Xmas Table Runner

I hope everyone had a great Valentines Day and you had time to spend with your loved ones.  The new year is just flying with the last couple of weeks being spent in helping my son pack and move to his new place.
Valentines Day 2012
Love Bug made by Jake
The flowers above are from my hubby Chris.  Thank you for a wonderful surprise in a busy week.  I love roses, they are my favourite flower.  The love bug was made by my grandson who has been staying with us, along with his Dad, for the last 10 months.  The hearts on the legs have written on them :- hugs, kisses, care, smiles.  The sign reads 'Love my Family'.   Love you too Jake.
Here is what I have been working on for quite a while.  Just have to bury the quilting threads and it will be finished.  Afraid I missed using it last year but 2012 will see it taking pride of place on my Christmas table.  Will show a photo of the runner when that has been completed.
Till next time.......  Happy Stitching.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mystery BOM Sampler Quilt.

Block   & Border Fabrics
Last Monday, our group, The Jimboomba Quilters and Stitchers commenced sewing a mystery sampler quilt organised by one of our members Cindi.  Each month we will make one block, 9 in total and hopefully  finish it on our retreat in October.  Over the past year we have had a few new members join who have not done much quilting before so this idea was formed to help them learn some of the quilting basics. In all, 14 people have decided to do the quilt including myself.  By the fun we all had on Monday, I think it will be a great success.  We were given our requirements list a few weeks ago so I chose to sort through some of my stash fabric and came up with the group above called Old Fashioned Charm. Only needed to buy the sashing fabric but am going to wait until I have a few blocks made before choosing one. The block below is the first completed.
Jacob's Ladder  January Block
When I started quilting a number of years ago, most of the fabrics I chose were pastels as above but I also loved country colours containing chook and cow designs so needless to say I have plenty of these fabrics floating around.  This year I am going to try to use some of these up and reduce my stash.  Wish me luck.....
Till next time ...........  HAPPY STITCHING.