Monday, August 31, 2015
I just got home from doing Trek 4 Kidz.. a bush bash on rough dirt roads..a fundraiser for the Starlight Foundation…. and believe me.. totally unable to stitch on those car trips!!
Before we left I was making costumes… so excuses, excuses… please don't give me the chop!!!
I really love doing this project with you all… and you are doing some great work..
I promise to catch up by the end of September.
I really need some stitch therapy after my bash experience.. so am super keen to get back into it!!
Firstly the borders went on, continuing to use only fabrics from my stash.
Then I had to make the decision as to how I would attach the diamonds. I could do like the pattern suggested, ie basting over papers and hand appliqué, or I could baste over papers and then machine appliqué with a blind hem, or I could do like the rest of the quilt and use Vlisofix and a machine blanket stitch. After much procrastinating and the month very quickly passing by I took the easy option and used machine blanket stitch. It came together quickly and I don’t think the appearance of the quilt is compromised.
I'm loving how it is turning out. It could quite easily be a wall hanging just like this. I've cut all my coloured squares for next month. There are now no pieces larger than a two inch square in my bag of scraps. I then had fun pulling other fabrics from my stash. Now I just have to cut the small blue squares and the pink pieces and get on with lots of piecing.
Next month looks like it will certainly keep us busy if we are to finish the top, particularly as there is lots of other things going on now that the weather is warming up.
I'm loving seeing everyone else's versions. Thanks as always to the whip crackers.
and here is the progress to date.... the top row is sewn down and the side row is being organised for spacing!
No more time for chatting - off to have dinner and then get on with the stitching!
I had to put it on hold to write an essay which is due this evening.
For my reward I am going to spend the rest of the evening back stitching the centre.
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NJ will have to go on the back burner for a bit as September is a super busy month here starting with DD's wedding next Saturday. With the ceremony at home there's all the last minute tidying and decorations to finish making. I hope to get all those little squares cut before school holidays at the end of the month so maybe then I can concentrate on the Journey.
Loving everyone's finished centres ... well done!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
I'm not finished and won't be by the 31st - oops that's tomorrow!!! but at least I have made progress....
and I cracked the whip over Noela & Lynda!!!
Happy Sewing everyone.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
..the aim is to get them all finished by end of the month - but that is fast approaching so will see how we go!
Is anyone else feel like they're racing to the finish line!!
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Here am I with june done and july on going!!!
this part has been longer .. not only because it wasn't prepared before.. my holidays in the beach had finished.. then there was a little stop ...
but here are the blocs.. Ohhh Just now I've seen there is something missing ... some legs ... will be done just after to finish the post ....
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Have a wonderful weekend all of you!
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Found out where I went wrong... center panel was smaller.. on the length..
OK I will have to learn to read instructions clearer .
Love my results
So I will be doing some different maths to work it out..
Now for the lots of 9 patches...on and atom I say ..
Big hugs to all ..
So enjoyed working on the centre block but maybe because I was on holidays?! Or was it because of its beauty?! Maybe both!
Here we go...