Friday, 15 March 2013

Orphan Block Quilt Top TaDa!!

Here she is, done at last..the Orphan Block Linus Quilt. Blocks kindly donated by a couple of Linus ladies and Kate from this blog (when I won one of her giveaways last year some time)
I've monkeyed around with them, adding borders and setting them on point with floral fabics..and loved every minute. I hope this quilt goes to a colour loving older girl, with a love of florals..
with the light shining through, giving a stained glass effect

spot the Jack Russell..

Geometric shapes softened by florals.

Also yesterday, I was inspired to make a bag for a forthcoming workshop that I am attending..and a brand new tea cloth caught my eye that I've been stashing and not using for quite a while now.
I can't go through the process and it was one bodge after another, but I like the finished result and when I find another towel , I'll take some pics of the process.
Above 'DORSET' there was an ugly 3 lion badge that spoilt the look, so I covered it with a 'made' postcard complete with stamp

this is the side I prefer.
Thats all for now but a big THANK YOU to all that stop by, it's lovely to share with you. And to those who comment, an extra BIG thank you - it is always a lovely surprise when something pops into the inbox.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Quick March Update

Here's just a couple of pics of what I'm up to at this moment in time..
The biggest is this:

Thats about as much as I can show at the moment! TOP SECRET!!!

This is what I tried to do.... back the Underground Quilt..BUT something got in the way.

So then Mary Ann and I did some sewing for Project Linus Thankyou day at the Parish Room, making needle cases and goodie bags.

We had another wonderful day, about 20 of us in all, sharing our quilts and quilting patterns

Here's one of the marvellous quilts made from mens shirts

and these are vintage blocks that we plan to complete into a quilt worthy of raffling and fund raising

We have enough of the blocks above for about 3 king-size quilts!! We would love to know the story behind them - the fabric dates from mid seventies we think. Can you spot any familiar ones to you?? I'd love to know.

And finally I've been sewing some orphan blocks together that have either been donated to the Linus project or are from a wonderful giveaway , at least a year ago. It's almost complete tonight, I'll post again tomorrow. I've loved putting the jigsaw pieces together.