Thursday, February 26, 2009
I joined up as soon as I saw it. Sue designs patterns and sells products specialising in English paper piecing. Sue also has a blog if you'd like to visit.
Each month for 10 months, there are enough fabrics and papers to do 10 large blocks and 10 of the small ones that go in the intersections. You also receive two acrylic templates to cut out the fabric pieces in month one.
I've made a good start and have all the large ones done, just the smaller ones to do before the next lot arrive.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
These blocks have been neglected for long enough! Time to play Janet!!
Mmmm, do I like it? Um maybe. It's not always good to be green. Do I like it enough to carry on with it? Well lets just say I have my reservations. I think maybe I'd like the quilt to be lighter, less green, fresher. yes, no yes,no!
OK now I have another idea, what if...... oops run out of time so will mull on that plan overnight. If I like it, I'll carry on playing with blocks tomorrow.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
- Sift together the flour and baking soda into a bowl. Mix in sugar, rolled oats, chocolate chips and coconut
- Melt butter and cool a little. Add the warm water, vanilla essence and egg. Mix well.Mix the wet ingredients into the dry.
- Place large teaspoons of the mixture on a baking paper lined tray. Allow space for spreading. I use damp hands to shape and flatten.
- Bake at 180* C for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
With this recipe, if you don't like coconut, use 250 gms of chocolate chips. If you don't like chocolate chips, leave out and use 1 cup coconut
And looky here, the sweetest wee Dutch needlecase from the lovely Lucy. Thank you so much Lucy, even my DH said it's gorgeous!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
I made this quilt last year using charm squares and scraps. It was made as a demonstration for some ladies who wanted ideas for quick quilts. It's the disappearing nine patch pattern and was pieced and machine quilted quite quickly.
As well as money, I am donating this quilt to the bushfire victims after reading Maree's post about organising blocks of this pattern. She has kindly offered to take this off my hands to pass on.
Go and visit her at on my veranda because she is putting a lot of items up for auction in conjunction with Melly and Me.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
As well as donating funds for the victims, we also need funds to help the wildlife, pets and the organisations and people who are helping them.
Read about what Julie at Bushbaby Jag is doing to help and link on the RSPCA link if you wish to donate. Lets not forget that the animals are victims as well.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I have about twenty blocks done and need to do five more, some inking and compose a border. Whew that's a lot of work! I might finish by the time my hair turns completely grey and I'm in a nursing home.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I wanted an idea of how it would look against the pink I'm using for sashing and I'm pleased with my choice.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I seem to have several distinct types of styles of quilting. My bright quilts still have their roots in traditional patterns, but I do seem to swing to and fro. That's what's great about quilting!
Thanks to those who took the trouble to comment on my last post, I have some good ideas for getting focused. I'm going to start by calling my sets of blocks orphans rather than UFOs, that's halved them already and I feel no obligation to turn them into quilts unless I so desire!!!
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.