Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Noah and Matilda blocks

These are my 4 completed blocks for the 2nd month of the Noah and Matilda Album Quilt.

A couple of weeks ago I bought this piece of fabric from Somerset.It is from Kathy Doughty's collection called A Wandering Mind.

At that time the ladies were busy cutting up other fabric and I noticed one that looked like it would go with the birds perfectly...

The fabric on the right is from Authentic Miniatures by Judie Rothermel.

When I got home I searched through my Dargate fabrics and found a few more possibilities

Not sure what I will make with these fabrics yet.

Over the last couple of days I have started preparing fabrics for Di Ford's mystery BOM with Quiltmania. Photos in my next post.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Remembering Duncan...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Harikuyo 2014 and lots of applique

Once again it is time for the Festival of Needles, a Japanese tradition, where stitchers give thanks for their needles.
On February 8th each year broken needles are honored by laying them at rest.
I collect my broken and worn needles in the back of my needlebook.

I have placed my needles in some soft batting, placed them in a container to be buried in my rose garden.

My needles have been used for machine and hand piecing, applique, quilting and embroidery. Hours of meditation, improving my skills and creating useful and decorative objects for myself and others.

To learn lots more about Hari-Kuyo click here.  Susan also has lots more about the Festival on her blog here.

In the last few days I have managed to finish 3 different hand applique blocks.

Firstly Block 18 of CCCQ, Mary Mc Kissick.

I have started stitching the 2nd set of Noah and Matilda blocks. This one is Red Leaf Bouquet.

Lastly is the block that took the longest. My first completed corner block for Roseville Album.

Some close ups..

Keep safe everyone! Here it is very hot and windy with high fire danger. We can see and smell smoke. Don't worry we are safe!! The high winds are bringing smoke from fires away from us.
We are looking forward to a cool change later today.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

More Starry Path blocks

Yesterday I finished 5 more starry path blocks.

Here are all my completed blocks so far..

Do you notice the difference between the first 4 blocks and the 5 new ones? 

I'm blaming my heat adled brain, but I managed to make the new blocks a mirror image of the first 4 blocks!!!!

I have made myself a note (using large letters!) as a reminder so I don't do that again! Lol

I'm planning to make 25 blocks in total (I should have just enough of that text fabric) with the next 16 blocks the same way around as the original blocks! Wish me luck! Lol!!!

In keeping with the celestial theme here a a few photos from fireworks celebrating Chinese New Year last weekend.

Lastly, especially for Brandie, some more roses from my garden.