The last week or 2 has been very productive, sewing wise. Plenty of progress on current projects, some new things, an old project being brought back to life and even a little finish!
Firstly, I completed my 2 Blogger's BOM blocks for July. The Split Ohio Star block comes from Victoria of Bumble Beans.
Only one more block to come now and we have all 12!
I have prepared some leaves ready to applique on my Liberty and linen quilt.
The current Roseville Album block is coming along well.
Last night I finished appliqueing the flower in the top left corner, so the next set of pieces have to be attached before I can progress on this block.
Last week I went to the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Show where I took 2 classes. I had never made socks before or made a clasp purse. Yesterday I put my new skills into practice and made this little purse.
The inside is lined with shot cotton.
You may recall the 2 fabrics from this post when I went to Amitie a few weeks ago.
The socks are still a work in progress. They are being made on circular needles, another first for me. :)
There was a wonderful show of quilts to see, including a special exhibition of 16 quilts, several of which were made by ladies who attend the same Friday sewing group as I do. You can see the Mrs Billings Coverlets and read more about them here, here and photos of them all here.
I have started another purse. This one will be made from lots of hexagons. I have about half of the 200 I need to prepare done. Here are a few.
Yes, more hexagons!! This time they are 1/2 inch.
The fabric I am using is the small pieces I had left over from the Morrell Quilt BOM.
The Morrell Quilt will be making more appearances on my blog because I have started to hand quilt it!
Hand quilting the Morrell quilt is going to be a marathon effort! It is my project for watching Games. (A huge thank you to Karen for squeezing in basting my quilt so quickly!) Do you have a special project to work on while watching the Olympic Games on TV?
I have made a start on the centre and I can't wait to get out to some of the more interesting blocks. The quilting thread I am using is Aurifil 28 and the batting is a wool blend. I have mostly used YLI quilting thread before and so far I am happy with the Aurifil. The hoop has a lap stand so I can quilt while comfortably seated on the couch!
Have a great week!