This week I have 3 applique blocks in various degrees of completion.
This will be the second last complete block that I need for Joseph's Coat. Only one more of these to go then several half blocks and I will start appliquing each block onto a large piece of fabric.
I am about half way around CCCQ block 9, Eliza Whiteside's block.
The next block I haven't started stitching yet, but it is ready to go.
I have long admired the block Wanda of Scrap Happy Quilter, has on her blogger ID. (Look top right on Wanda's blog). Wanda was kind enough to send me a file of the pattern!! I looove it!!
The applique suits a 15 inch block. I have set it on point so I can make a small quilt with room for some quilting around the applique.
There were 2 quilty packages in the mail this week.
First, the next issue of Quiltmania magazine.
Lots of great inspiration in this issue.
Speaking of inspiration, look at this.............
..woohoo!!! Di's book arrived!!!
My very first quilting lessons were with Di when she had her shop, Primarily Patchwork in Cantebury here in Melbourne. I consider myself very lucky to have learned hand piecing, applique and quilting from Di.
As well as great information about each quilt, Di has inclued hints (such as fussy cutting) on how best to make your version of each quilt. There are patterns for 16 quilts in the book. Primarily Quilts is a wonderful book to add to any quilter's library.
I did finsh a couple more delectable mountain blocks this week, but I forgot to photograph them!
I finished my knitting bag.
I used a Lecien linen and three Bloomsbury Gardens prints from Liberty's Lifestyle Collection. The quilting is all straight line quilting.
Tonight we see the end of daylight saving, so we have an extra hour. I wonder if I can stay awake long enough to stitch for the extra hour!
Lastly a request.
A friend of mine, a very special lady, is very ill in hospital. Could you please spare a thought, or a prayer, for her. If everyone who reads this sends positive thoughts and prayers for her complete healing. it will help her gain the extra physical and emotional strength needed to get her well again.