|Cat borrowed my chair this afternoon, so I couldn't do any more of my little quilt!|
Sunday, 8 April 2012
In December we were given four pieces of fabric at Imperial Quilters and the challenge is to make a 'spring' quilt with them and only adding two other fabrics. (See Tuesday 27 December 2011 blog).
And this afternoon - I will be doing some more. I thought I had another week to finish this, but having turned over the page in my diary it will need to be finished and delivered somewhere on Wednesday evening - ready for hanging on Thursday. So that leaves today!!!
|I bought a copy of this last winter - recommended by DIL and had a plan to make a wall hanging for the kitchen...|
|These are some foundation pieced table mats in the book.....|
|So as you can see the patterns are quite large - the cereal bowl and jar are both 4-1/2 square and the jug is 9 inches.|
|I did the tea cup first, then the jar and sewed them onto two x 2 inch plain squares.... this whole piece measures 4 inches square.|
|This morning I finished the milk jug. It was my second attempt, because the first attempt was drawn wrong. This is 2 inches x 4 inches.|
Saturday, 7 April 2012
|This is quilting - the designs were drawn out for us.|
|This is Cathedral Windows.|
|That reminded me of a Cathedral Window wall hanging I made ages ago..... using Japanese fabrics and a Sashiko style of stitching around the motifs. It was hung up under the stairs - can't see it there - think I'll keep it in the kitchen for a while!|
|A few close ups - my darling son bought me the tassle for Christmas many years ago - it looks good on here.|
|My bag with Japanese folded patchwork squares is coming along nicely - it is partly sewn together. I saved some for the Calder Quilters meeting, so I would have some hand sewing to do.|