Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stashbusting Week 21

Well my used total crept up a little with my Jo Morton quilt finished. Still have a ways to go to get back into the red with this Stashbusting.

Fabric added this week: 1 mt/yd
Fabric added this year: 147.3 mt/yd

Fabric used this week: 6.5 mt/yd
Fabric used this year: 128.5 mt/yd

Balance: Plus 18.8 mt/yd

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Jo Morton Quilt

Finally finished my Jo Morton quilt. I bought the book and the background fabric at the Sydney Quilt Show last year. Well, this years show os on again in just over two weeks. I remember when I got the book I said I wanted to make every quilt in the book. Hmmm, twelve months later and I have just finished the first......this could take longer than imagined.
I like to take photos of the "Before" and "After" quilt. I'm always amazed at how different the quilt is after quilting.
And this is it all washed and wrinkled....but that doesn't show up in this photo.

Some progress

Well, I got 4 of my BOM blocks done and working on the then only two to go!!!! Having a great tussle as to whether I should join the next one. But then the Patchwork Party looks good too and in colours I haven't worked with for a very long time. Only trouble is I have to order from 12 different shops......but it looks very, very nice.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Early start to weekend

I saw on someone's blog (USA) that they have put their Mystery BOM together........which means that Block 12 is due to arrive on my doorstep. Now I was so excited when I started this quilt as I thought it would be super easy to keep each month as I only had to do ONE block a month. Sigh. I have six waiting and the last one due any day. So I thought I would get in this weekend and catch up. So today I cut out all the blocks to give myself an early start to the weekend. So have six blocks cut and ready to go for tomorrow. Roll on Saturday!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'm Crazy....(as Patsy says)

How come I feel the need to be in everything? Christine is hosting a Nine Patch Swap in Civil War fabrics so I just had to join. Got one lot finished this week and strips cut for the next few. Now, I could have spent that time FINISHING one of the multitude of UFO's, but no - I start another. Oh well, guess that's what I bought fabric for.........

Friday, May 8, 2009

Reproduction Hourglass

I have finally got the blocks together for the Old Chains quilt. Have been sewing bits here and bits there. Amazing what can get done in little bites. Now to decide on a border. Had a play in EQ and came up with 4 variations of one theme.

Reproduction Hourglass

Option 1 Border
Option 2 Border
Option 3 Border

Option 4 Border
I think I prefer Options 3 and 4 and I think I like option 3 the best, I think it gives the quilt movement. I think 1 and 2 are a bit ordinary and don't do much for the quilt

Monday, May 4, 2009

Stashbusting Week 18

Not much finished in the last two weeks, so thought I had better get myself into gear. So quickly quilted this Colourwash Heart made about 9 years ago........only a little wallhanging so why did it take so long to finish it! So managed a whole 1.5 mt/yds this week in my Stashbusting, but hey it's better than the other way.

Fabric added this week: Nil
Fabric added this year: 146.3 yd/mt

Fabric used this week: 1.6 yd/mt
Fabric used this year: 122.00 yd/mt