Saturday, February 14, 2009

Me Quilt!

This is the "Double Irish Chain" quilt I started at my first ever quilting class.

The class wasn't that great, the women were clicky and one of the teachers thought it better to just do it for you instead of actually teaching, but the other teacher owns one of the local craft shop, and has become a friend and a wealth of information, she even got me through the paper pieced "Wild Block" for a forum swap.

This quilt I call my "Me Quilt" as it is for our bed, I am making pillow cases to match and I hope to get it bound in the next 2 weeks, before we have visitor.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Breast of Friends

This is the start of my collection for the "Breast of friends" Block of the Month through "Homespun" magazine.

There is a forum for the BOM just go to

And some of the girls have done the first two already, and they all look wonderful, in the different colours.

Think PINK!

In the heat of the last few weeks, I have been playing with some idea, for some little bag, pin cushions, & have filled a sketch book full of ideas & patterns. This is the start of a stitchery that I was going to make into a dolls blanket for my neice. But as I sew lots of other uses for it are coming to mind.