Monday 22 February 2010

Truly Scrumptious

A couple of weeks ago I finally picked up my Truly Scrumptious quilt. Leanne works at Esme's in Launceston and quilted it for me on the store's quilting machine.

 I am so happy with the daisy design we choose and Leanne's quilting is fabulous.  Here are some close-ups of most of the blocks.

The backing fabric is Astor Manor by 3 Sisters. It works really well with the Allspice Tapestry fabrics on the front.

Do you remember how I 'ummed and ahhed' over the appliqued squares? So glad you all convinced me to include them!

So that's my OPAM finish for February. At the moment, I'm working on a Friends in Stitching swap project. It's a secret so can't share just yet. Bye for now.

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Catching Up

Going back to school resulted in an unintended blog break. The start of a new year is always busy ... so much to organise but I'm finally starting to feel in control!  Last week I received these lovely fabrics from my Friends in Stitching birthday swap partner, Lynda.

This is how she wrapped them ... very nice.

Lynda also sent my some 6'' block patterns and I have 6 months to make up a mini quilt which includes at least 4 of them. Can't wait to get started.

Below is my second block for our FIS mystery block-of-the-month. Cathy choose this month's block which is called Georgia.

Although being back at school has seriously cut in to my sewing time, I have managed to finish 24 log cabin blocks in Patisserie. These are for the borders of Tail Feathers by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches. While on holidays, I did all the preparation for this quilt and intend to do all the hand sewing in the evenings this term.

I have also finished my Truly Scrumptious quilt and will share some pictures next time.
Bye for now.