Thursday, June 30, 2011

Finally completed the Dragonflies.

This little quilt sure has been bugging me. This was a quilt I started quite a long time ago just because I was not in a good frame of mind to start anything large as I have so many OFO's and my goal this year was to get lots of these completed. I have procrastinated over and over again to get the quilting done but struck barriers each time. It was time to put it away for a bit.

Wednesday I went to Amanda Daly's class and was so determined to get the quilting finished. All went well at class and Thursday I set myself the goal to finish the quilting and get the binding on.

Glad to say the dragonfly quilt is FINISHED.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another Post.

Can you believe it..... 2 posts in one week. Just wanted to share what I have been doing recently, apart from finishing a lot of my UFO's. I have been quilting the dragonfly quilt I have stipple quilted the main section and around the borders have done a sort of swirl quilting design. Over the past few months I have been making these hexagons using old doilies I have either made myself some past years ago, collected from my Mum or picked up at various Op Shops. My friend Helen and I are also sharing doilies so we will have a lovely collection.

A close up of some of my doily hexagons.

Recently I started on these Cathedral Window blocks. I have really enjoyed doing these although time consuming to prepare I really love the way they look.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Parcel arrives

In all this very cold windy wet weather we have been having over this past week it was great to receive a parcel in the post. My pincushion base has arrived home safely after being to Melody in Victoria Australia, Dianne in Nova Scotia Canada, then onto Laura in Mino North Dekota and finally home again. I have enjoyed this venture with Fiona over at BubzRugz it has been a great experience and I am thrilled with my base. Now to make it into a beautiful pincushion. Some of the goodies Laura put in my parcel. Thank you Laura.

My quilt for Zoe is now completed and I gave it to her for her first birthday. I have not seen it on her bed as yet but I am sure it will look great and just finish of her room.

This is the label I put on the back. An old doily I picked up at the Op shop some time ago. They make great labels for quilts.

I made this little table decoration for Zoe's first birthday.