Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wordless Weekend

For more Wordless Weekend snaps see Novy's Blog

There's a Blog A Long running at Car's blog in the run up to Christmas! Still haven't decided if I'm going to commit but thought I would put it out there incase anyone who hasn't already signed up is interested. Share the love around people! December starts too soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

EB Newbie Quilters Block Swap Blocks

I've been slack in posting my sneak peaks, although my blocks have been back at Kirsty's for a while now but here are some more...

EB Newbie Quilters RR Sneak Peak

EB Newbie Quilters RR Sneak Peak

EB Newbie Quilters RR Sneak Peak

EB Newbie Quilters RR Sneak Peak

EB Newbie Quilters RR Sneak Peak

EB Newbie Quilters RR Sneak Peak

Sorry it's taken so long for me to post them, I know how exciting it is when others post pictures with your fabrics in them...

Just two more blocks to go and then we are getting the whole lot back in December to put together in time for Christmas, and this one is for me, it's mine, all mine... :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Table Runner - Work in Progress

I decided to make some blocks using this tutorial from Elizabeth at Oh Fransson.

Christmas TR WIP

Christmas TR WIP (2)

So far I have made 6 blocks in the red (ironed on to the interfacing) and 2 in the green (completed), so planning one all read an done red and green table runner. I love the red ones especially. Might have to make more of them.

I made a couple of changes to the technique in the tutorial, I used spray baste to stick them down before ironing, rather than touching with the iron as suggested. Mainly because my cutting space and my ironing space are in different rooms... but I think it was helpful. I also ironed my seams to one side which is much quicker that ironing them open, I did try one block with the seams ironed open and it is a little flatter, but takes ages to do, and once it's all quilted I don't think it will make enough difference to be worth it.

Here are the next batch of fabrics ready to be cut,


Anyway, at least I am doing (and blogging) something!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Beth's Big Girl Room

Beth's room is nearly finished, just one more picture to find (for the frame on the bottom right) but I know which one I am after.

So here's some pictures

DQS In Beth's Room

The Name Letters - Wooden Letters from Spotlight, Heather Bailey Scrapbooking Paper glued on with quilt basting spray.

Beth's Room Name

The Cupboard - Ikea Expedit, the top has been covered with patchwork squares of the same paper as the Name Letters and glued down with multiple coats of ModPodge (Tip, don't butt your squares up too close as they expand when wet...)
The Tree is a gorgeous wall decal that we put up a couple of months ago.

Beth's Room Cupboard
Beth's Room Cupboard Top

The Pictures

1. Butterfly mirrors in three sizes from Spotlight, Paper Heather Bailey Scrapbooking Paper

Beth's Room Pics4

2. A Pretty Card

Beth's Room Pics5

3. Wooden Butterfly Cutouts (Spotlight) covered in same paper as above

Beth's Room Pics2

4.Belle and Boo birthday card that my parents sent me

Beth's Room Pics3

5. Little Red Birds to match the Owl Headboard.

Beth's Room Pics1

I'm pleased with how it's turned out and hope she will enjoy it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

EB Doll Quilt Swap 2009 - Sent

OK, and here are some pictures of the quilt I sent to Tina (Can't find your blog Tina? which is a shame because your pictures are better than mine!)

DQS Sent Front

DQS sent

DQS Sent Detail

It was a fun one to make and has gone to a good home.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Big List

Well, really this isn't the big list, it's the 'things to finish before Christmas/baby's arrival' list. The big list would have lots more long term projects and dream projects on it.

1. 3 Quilts to be quilted and bound (Purple Quilt, Aunt Bec's 9-Patch, Hungry Caterpillar)
For Quilting

2. Beth's cuddly quilt to be pieced (cut out and waiting for me to start sewing)

3. Table Runners x3 for Christmas Presents (Done)

4. 2x Rainbow lap quilts (pics of the fabrics to follow).

5. Applique some t-shirts for B (Done)

6. Dress from pre-shirred fabric for B (if I leave it until next Summer the fabric won't be big enough)
(update 15.11.09 - Done)

7. MIP Hats for B and for Me (the last one I made was too small :()

8. Picnic Blanket from vintage FQ's
Picnic Blanket to be (Done)

9. Ring Sling
Photobucket (Done)

10. PIF's

11. Curtains for the Lounge (need extending)

Possible for Lounge Curtains (Done)

12. Put together EB Newbie Quilters Round Robin Block Swap Quilt

EB Doll Quilt Swap 2009 Received

Just look at the gorgeous quilt Bethan and I received from Nic in the EB Doll Quilt Swap this year.

I sent a couple of pictures of Beth's room (more to come in another post) and she has got the the colours and the style just perfect.

DQS Received Front

DQS Received

DQS Received Detail2

The pictures show it up on her wall so that you can see how well it goes in her room, but I think it will be used for dolls, I mean that's what they are really for isn't it!

Thankyou so much Nic, we love it. Check out Nic's blog for more pictures including a picture of the back and the gorgeous label she made which I forgot to take a picture of because I had put it on the wall.

I will post my sent quilt later...