Wednesday, 24 May 2006

4th Angel - Hope



These are stitching up really nicely and I am enjoying doing them almost every evening!
Next one is Happiness and Faith....stay tuned!

Friday, 19 May 2006

Tumbler Block Quilt Top

Here is a picture of the top of the quilt I have been working on for the past 2 weeks. I am really pleased with how it looks...single size quilt, with a lot of overhang on the end!
Busy trying to make the backing with some of the scraps and other pieces of purple fabric that I have left over from other backings. So far it looks quite good.....just a bit more to add for the back to get the width.
This one was a tricky one to photograph..only being 5'2" (and a half), makes it hard to photograph quilts that are lying on the floor. So I stand on a chair

Attempt number 1. Me standing on a chair trying to fit the whole quilt into the digital screen.

the backing


Here is the backing sewn together ready to go.

#3 Angel - Love

Here are the photos from the previous comment.


Number 3 - finished

Number 4 - 1/3 completed

3rd Angel complete

Here is the 3rd angel in the series..."Love", and I have started on the 4th "Hope". These are really nice to be stitching on. I am using lots of thread, because it is a large count..no idea what size fabric, it was someting I pulled out the stash. So I am using 3 strands of cotton. Phil cannot believe I actually ran out of a few colours (I have 2 of almost every DMC colour). So, he was a bit shocked when I said I needed to buy some more! :)
mmm...DMC have released some new colours...may have to do a bit more shopping! I get a lot of stitching done on Sunday and Tuesday nights, when we stay up until 11 to start watching the latest episode of 24 and Lost. So I need to do something to keep me awake!

well...I hoped to add a piccie, but the photo thing is playing up...will try again in a bit

Saturday, 13 May 2006

Back to the cutting board


Change of plans with my Tumbler blocks.
After cutting 200 light and 200 dark blocks, I sewed them up into groups of 8, then ended up with this formation.
Then after looking at is for awhile, I think I would like to make it into a single size quilt (no idea who it is for)
So, back to the cutting board for about 150 more light and 150 darks, and see what theat looks like!
At least I am using lots of my purple strips and fat quarters that I had no idea what to do with!
(I already have an idea for my pink scraps...but am going to try and be good and finish this one first!)

Thursday, 11 May 2006

Purple Tumblers

Here is the next work in progress, using lots of purple scraps.
Here are all the purple strips and fat quarters I have...smallest strip 4 1/2 inches.



I cut out 200 light and 200 dark, this is how I have started to arrange them, just the lights laid out first! It will be about the size of a lap quilt.
Now to sew....to be continued

Ta Daaaahhhh


Sorry Dylan, this is so late in coming.....but it is finally all finished! xxx
Happy 10th Birthday!

Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Xmas Stocking completed...finally


Yippe, it is done..only 5 months late!
Charlotte, please forgive me!

Sunday, 7 May 2006

#2 Angel - Friendship. 10 to go.


Second Joan Elliott angel completed. (scroll down a few posts to see the first one) I ran out of White DMC, and had to go into the city to the only shop I have seen here in Berlin that stocks DMC....other places have Anchor..but I prefer DMC.
Got lots done last Tuesday night when the second series of LOST began....at 11pm...then the tv station decided to do a double....It was 1am when we finally got to bed. Neddless to say, there was a lot of stitching done before hand to ensure I stayed awake!
Phil went to Media Markt (kind of like Dick Smiths) and finally got the adaptor we needed to link the sky box to the video...so at least we can tape the shows now, and watch them at a reasonable time of day!

Here are the 1st 2 completed. I can't get the french knots right for the eyes. So I think once the whole thing is finished, I will cheat. I will remove the french knots, and use mill hill black beads! That will be better! :)


Currently working on the next 2. Progress so far....

#2 Angel - Friendship. 10 to go.


Second Joan Elliott angel completed. (scroll down a few posts to see the first one) I ran out of White DMC, and had to go into the city to the only shop I have seen here in Berlin that stocks DMC....other places have Anchor..but I prefer DMC.
Got lots done last Tuesday night when the second series of LOST began....at 11pm...then the tv station decided to do a double....It was 1am when we finally got to bed. Neddless to say, there was a lot of stitching done before hand to ensure I stayed awake!
Phil went to Media Markt (kind of like Dick Smiths) and finally got the adaptor we needed to link the sky box to the video...so at least we can tape the shows now, and watch them at a reasonable time of day!

Here are the 1st 2 completed. I can't get the french knots right for the eyes. So I think once the whole thing is finished, I will cheat. I will remove the french knots, and use mill hill black beads! That will be better! :)


Currently working on the next 2. Progress so far....