Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stitch-A-Long, Jelly Roll Block, Love is

I have joined the Gardeners Journal Stitch-A-L0ng. I have had the book and the materials for several years and when I came across the site by chance a while ago, I decided it might be a way of getting this started. Due to my kitchen, I am running a little late so have only completed my first block this week (should have been done by end of April). Lots of little pieces to cut out which was time consuming but as I have now done this, construction of the later blocks should not take so long.
Block 9 of Love is......

Here are two photos of my next block for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. With this block, we had to make the two and a half inch centre square a feature. I found this little bird lurking on one of my strips so thought he would enjoy being the centre of attention. I think he looks quite at home, don't you?

I love doing these blocks. The fabric is Blush by Basic Grey.
Well, must go, till next time, take care........

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New kitchen but little sewing....

I finally got back to doing some quilting. One good thing about having a room in the shed is that once I leave the house, I can't see the mess so I can sew without feeling too guilty. Since the kitchen has been completed, I have not had too many spare minutes but decided yesterday, after a stress full day, I needed a break, so this is what I got up to.

Sorted out where my blocks would go for the Pinwheel Quilt Along. Put sashing between 2 rows.
Finished Block 8 of Love is.... and joined the first 2 rows together.

Worked on the next block for the Jelly Roll Quilt Along. Here is the previous block which I completed a couple of weeks ago but haven't had time to post photo.

And below are the photos of my new kitchen. Still needs flooring replaced but painting has been done just a few fiddly bits to do around the cornice. I am very happy with how it looks but am sick of unpacking boxes and working out where everything should go. Have managed to throw some things out but still have 3 more boxes to unpack. Then the rest of the house needs a good clean as there seems to be a layer of dust everywhere.

Today I am looking forward to seeing one of my grandsons. He lives about 5 hours away but is coming for a 4 day visit with his Dad. We are going to Dreamworld tomorrow as a treat. Can't wait to give him a big hug as I miss him a lot. Well best go and get back into those boxes. Till next time........... Take care.