Thursday, February 11, 2010

Clever way to make Flying Geese blocks...

I just came across this tutorial on Modify Tradition to make four Flying Geese blocks at once. It tells you how to work out your cutting sizes and then how to sew up. Go here.

Monday, February 1, 2010


The last time that Craftymummy and I had a sewing day we decided that we should post works in progress or WIP's. Sounds so much better than UFO, though I guess that if the WIP sits in the cupboard for too long it becomes a UFO.

Anyhow here are ongoing pics of a quilt I am making for my friend M. She is expecting her first bub in June, and I am making a quilt. It will be toddler sized, and is my first go at a double sided quilt! The hexagons will be the backing, yet again another Lintott project (Quilt Room Books). The front of the quilt will have the blocks shown and will have blue ABC blocks for the border, the sashing will be white with blue dotty corner stones. The fabric range is Love U by Deb Strain from Moda.

Finally as promised the 2nd jelly roll that I bought from the states, far more restrained than my usual - I am looking forward to finding a project to suit.

Hawkesbury Rose

The joy of a long weekend in the rain. I decided it was about time that I finished some projects. I started this about a year ago in a fit of enthusiasm that I could do needle-turn applique. Well it's not perfect and I may not do needle-turn applique for a long time, but the project is completed. The pattern comes from Australian Homespun. As for the quilting, I need practice in lining up straight lines and keeping them evenly spaced, but it looks good on the wall in the guest room, and I can tick off one more UFO. Onto the rest....