Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Slowly, slowly Trail Mix

Not much progress on Trail Mix, but a little.  Hopefully the Christmas period will see a lot more.  Some of the diamonds cut, centre 9 patch blocks made.  Hard to find another background to go in the quilt so may go with just 2 fabrics otherwise it will never get done.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oops Trail Mix

Sure wish I would read instructions properly.  Made 8 blocks for the border only to discover I had put some colours in the wrong place.  To tiny to unpick so now I have 8 totally useless blocks.  so just had to start again.....and remake the 9 patches because they were wrong too. and look properly next time

So have some of the 20 needed for the borders with colours in the right place.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Trail Mix progress

Haven't cut my diamonds or triangles yet.  Bought a diamond ruler but not the correct angle.  Damn!  Just putting together some of the blocks and have discovered my 9 patches are positioned wrong.  So have to make some more - at least there are only 9 of them.

Getting so much rain here, would have to be the most I've seen here...and more to come.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Trail Mix update

Motoring along with my Trail Mix.  Haven't cut  the diamonds or triangles yet but did get th 4 patches and 9 patches done.  Boy they are so tiny!!  Will start the half square triangles today, not sure how many of them but I can imagine there will be a few hundred.

9 patch quilted

This is a quilt I made 100 years ago - well maybe I exagerrate a little - but a long while ago.  Finished quilting it a few days ago and now binding it.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Trail Mix by Edyta Sitar

Finished the first lot of sewn units today for my Trail Mix by Edyta Sitar - all 20 of them.  Just need to cut some diamonds and see how they mix together.  It's been a long time since I have sewn such small pieces so units take a long time to get done.  I hope they play together nicely.  I think the background is going to be the most important fabric in this one.  I tried to add lots of pink as that is the tone I want but will have to wait and see if it works.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Wild Child finished

Well doesn't time fly!  I cannot believe my last entry was March.  Today I finished quilting My Wild Child.  I think it's been on the machine for 3 weeks or so.  Life has a way of getting in the way of fun things but getting sorted now and so I hope to be doing more sewing in the next few months - won't that be nice.  So here are the final photos - I just love this quilt and totally unlike anything I have ever made fabric wise.  WILD and UNTAMED.  So want to do more like it - but mind you I have started stripping for one of Edyta Sitar's so that is super conservative but in my beloved reproductions.

So thanks Chris Jurd for this wonderful quilt.