Monday, 23 January 2012

A whole lot of heart

I had a lovely time at Sheila's workshop yesterday where I made this...

I'm pleased with how it's gone so far, but I still have some decisions to make.  First of all about the border - I'm thinking of continuing the green sashing round the outside, with the pale green material shown for the wider border, and then perhaps a dark pink binding to match the hearts.  I also still have two empty squares where I was thinking of doing something different to all the hearts - perhaps some bird silhouettes?  or letters?

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Class quilt in progress

In anticipation of my first class of the new year on Wednesday night I'm blogging about my work in progress. 
Each of the 13 blocks is still in 9 pieces.  Laying it out like this helped me choose which 9 patches to put with which flying geese combinations.  I also have a variety of white triangles cut ready to complete the quilt with which I didn't lay out.  

Once each of the 13 blocks is sewn together I expect I will have a session which will take a very long time where I arrange them and rearrange them until I've got the balance I want.  My wadding and backing material is ready and waiting...although I still have to decide if I will incorporate some extra little blocks from my left over material into the backing material.  Then big decision time about how to quilt it!  Only 6 more classes to go, so hopefully I'll get to that stage quite soon.  Writing all this down makes me realise what a lot I still have to do!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

A New Year!

The first post of the New Year!  I was lucky enough to bring in the New Year in Kintyre, staying at the wonderful Dunvalanree Hotel with my family.  Plenty of great food, walks on the beach and fireworks over the bay to welcome in the New Year.

Since then, however, not much has happened in 2012 for me as I've been under the weather this week.  That said I'm hoping for lots of nice quilting and sewing to come.  I'll be watching these tutorials for some help and inspiration....

FairyFace Designs

Since Christmas all I've managed to do is a bit of cross stitching of a map of Scotland, which I've been working on for many many years now, tiny bit at a time.  After some more regular attention recently perhaps 2012 will see it finished! 

I'm also very much looking forward to finishing my class quilt that I've been doing every second Wednesday over the winter with Sheila.  The flying geese, four and nine patches are all finished now and waiting to get into formation and meet with some wadding and backing!