Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Well today I have been to my quilt group, and have received my challenge blocks, although I missed the proper handout day, and unfortunately did not get to see all of the different blocks.

We were given 2 fabrics and then had to make 10 x 12" blocks, using both fabrics in each.

The blocks are all lovely, and I think I have got them in some sort of pleasing order, sometimes I spend far too much time agonizing over these things instead of getting on with it.

I think I will do some sort of sashing to even the blocks up.

I have also put the backing and wadding onto my seaside quilt, ( a job I hate!!).

So now I shall be able to quilt to my hearts content. Not sure if it will be machine or hand or a mixture of both, but at least I will be able to proceed.

Monday, 21 September 2009

So having a few days off, have now actually finished small log cabin wallhanging. Have also put on hanging sleeve, so hopefully will have it on the wall soon.

My DH has suggested we use my bits and pieces to decorate our little bungalow as an "art gallery". He is very supportive and biased in my favour. But it does seem a shame not to display things that have taken so long to make, so I am now on a mission to finish what I have started.

Well did not fulfill even my first days intentions, my excuse is that my husband and I are in the process of fitting a new bathroom. Not a good time to start a blog.!

On the positive side I have put the finishing touches to a birdhouse needcase/thimble holder, that was bought as a kit for my 50th birthday, quite some time ago, by my good friends at my quilt group.

The instructions were pretty difficult to follow, and therefore there are a couple of booboo's, but it is nearly impossible to unpick glue, unlike stitches, but it is finished, and everytime I see it I will think of my friends.

Friday, 18 September 2009

The Start of organisation

Well here I am trying to get organised, so thought one postive thing to do would be to set down, what I have achieved, what I intend to achieve, and what I have no hope of achieving and therefore not to beat myself up.
One thing at a time though, so will spend some more time organising this blog, and will have someting to show by the end of the day.