Monday, February 27, 2012

Another lot of red and white.

Here is the next lot of the red and white blocks, Notice there are two of the same block in different sizes, the small one must have been practice for me ( I am not admitting to anything else) cos I made it too small and did not discover it until it was nearly finished, so I decided a spare block might come in handy somewhere along the line. Alos it's big brother ran colour on me when I pressed it. I will try washing it, but not until I have one of those colour catcher things.
(Note to self put it on the shopping list)

Also the bottom left block I have changed, I cut it all out how it was supposed to go, then decided that all white around the red centre was boring so quickly swapped the corner blocks for red, I like how it turned out.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Caring Hearts Bed Runner

And it is finished, this will go to a local charity as a fund raiser. Funny I have had it finished except for the quilting for ages, finally it got in the way once too often and I did the quilting. Not in the ditch, but beside it, just ran the edge of the foot on the ditch.

Friday, February 10, 2012

And another BOM

My Craft Forum is doing a block of the month, and I decided that it would be a good idea to use up scraps. I have so many and for some (tongue in cheek) unknown reason they keep multiplying

Another Sentimental Journey Block

This one is called "Stormy Weather"

Saturday, February 4, 2012


I have wanted to try Free Motion Quilting for a very long time, but have always been too scared to try in case I mucked it all up. Yesterday I got an email from Online quilt Magazine. It had this tutorial 
so off I went and found an old lost block, and some batting and a small bit of calico for the back, and this is what I came up with.

I realise now that I should have stuck to the dark shape (star) and just did that. My biggest problem is that my machine does not have speed control, the pedal controls how fast it sews. I had a lot of trouble with going too fast and my hands were moving too slow, hence the small stitches, but I think for a first go it turned out alright.

I think I will make it into a pot holder.

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I am a mum of five and a grandma to eight, Four boys and four girls. I live with my Husband and the two youngest children, and four poodles. We reside in a tiny town near the Snowy Mountains in NSW My Passion is creating, the only time I am not is when it gets too hot and then I am just listless. I usually have far to many projects going at once, because there is always one more that catches my eye.