Saturday, November 29, 2014

How can it be almost the end of November?

This year has flown by!!! It feels like it should be about August, not almost December.

This month has been particularly busy for me, so there has been a bit less time for stitching.

My priorities are my 2 BOM subscriptions.

We are up to Block 26 with the Chester Criswell Quilt. I love the design of this block!!

Block 26 Elizabeth Cummins:

So far I have completed only 1 1/2 blocks for Noah and Matilda.


Current progress on Open Flower Wreath:

I will get another photo up when its done. Take a look at a photo of Dawn's version of the block here. I love this block!!! I think this block would make a wonderful centre for a small medallion quilt!

Here is some of what has been keeping me busy;

My daughter has started making and selling clothes and accessories for babies and children, concentrating on boys clothes, but not forgetting the girls.  A couple of days a week I take care of my grandson while she sews. Her business is young and she has started doing some craft markets as well as having a webpage, a Facebook page (Krome Butterfly) and an Instagram account. (@Kromekids) If you are on or near the Mornington Peninsula tomorrow we will be at the Point Nepean Craft Market at Portsea.  Come and say hi if you visit.

I'll be back soon with more stitching. There are a few more things I have been sewing. :)

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October finishes

The boat quilt for my grandson is finished. This quilt will be for his cot.

It is quilted simply with stitch-in-the-ditch around each boat and a wave shape on each alternate block.

I used a fabric with all over boats for the backing and I even found a preprinted label with a boat.

All soft and crinkly after a wash.

This months CCCQ block looked deceptively simple....

Block 25, Sarah Stubbs' block.

All those curves took a while to stitch.

I'm looking forward to making Block 26 this month; Love the pattern of this one!

I just managed to complete my Noah and Matilda blocks on the last day of October! There were only 3 blocks this month and the first 2 didn't take me too long.

Cactus Vase.

Mexican Rose.

I procrastinated over the third block! lol


Not perfect, but done.

Dawn has posted photos of her blocks for November. I'm looking forward to making these. The 3rd one looks a bit of a challenge.....but  I love a challenge!! :)

Mid month also brought my next installment of Cotton and Steel fabrics.

(only 11 fabrics here. Somehow I left one out after admiring them all!)

I've started cutting out hexies from some of these fabrics. I need about 100, so a little way to go yet. These are 2 1/4 inches. The top and bottom fabrics in the left column are Maze and Vale fabrics. I think they make perfect partners for Cotton and Steel.

Yesterday we had a visit from a dear friend who has just come back from several weeks overseas. She brought back these books she found in a small town in Sussex, England.

Perfect reading for a cold and damp Sunday.  Looks like there is lots of inspiration behind those covers. :)

Have a great Sunday, everyone! :)