Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Australia Day

 Hope you are enjoying your day.  I have today off and got up early so that I could fit in some sewing time.
We are now going out for a bbq lunch which is going to cut short the sewing day I had planned.
Above is a photo Terry took of last nights fireworks display. Quite speccy.
 This is a quilt by Vivian Robinson that Kim has just finished called Carpe Diem. I will show you another photo when we get it quilted.  It's quite pretty and the applique and stichery are just lovely. Well done Viv and Kim.

After finding a large stack of UFO's at Christmas, I made the decision to finish a project a day for January.
I started the month really well and finished off 15 projects, before slowing up. I went back to two block of the months that had stalled, Peacocks Garden and the Adelaide Floral Sampler. I had only finished two blocks each of these quilts and felt it was time to really put an effort in, so I have now almost finished block three of each . Does any one else under estimate their time?
I have been a bit restained and only started two new projects this year.
These two blocks are from a new free block of the month by Craftsy . It seemed the perfect way to make a quilt from some wonderful Kaffe Fasset fat quarters given to me by Rebecca some years ago. I am using different white tone on tones for the contrast and as you make two blocks a month, I will use one of Rebecca's fat quarters and one of mine from the shop.
The other project started is the 12 days of Christmas again by Viv Robinson. I will show photos's soon.

Here are a couple of finished items, my owl cushion and a childs quilt using a panel.
Must go now, look out for heaps more finished projects and new fabrics--- orientals, Twirl from Me and My Sister, Rouenerries Deux, lot's from P&B textiles, plus more -not sure where I'm going to fit them in!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - Terry's new camera has done a great job with the fire works. Love your red and white block - it's similar to the Union Jack block I just finished as a cushion cover for Megan :)