Saturday, 23 February 2019

Quilty times

Tea time

I joined long time quilting friends to enjoy a 60th birthday for one of our number. Mary laid on a beautiful tea for us and we had a lovely time.

Saturday, today, was UFO day at Oast. There was good attendance and some impressive projects. Judi was making dogs for a friend's grandchild, Heather Farmer's Wife blocks (note: must do something with mine) and Tansy exquisite applique. Marcia's pattern was super impressive. 
Tansy's applique

Judi's dogs

Marcia's cpmplex pieces

Heather's blocks

I made two lattice blocks for the BOM.

And to end on another foodie note, Sylvie had made us a cheesecake.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

On the bed

A suitably dark quilt for February. I'm pleased with how I drafted the foundation pieced corner. Blue windmill  Schweschwe fabric and the navy is Oakshott.
Twisted Sisters pattern by Ami Simms which required her special ruler.
I used up every scrap of the remaining pieces and schweschwe fabric in a leftover quilt which my daughter took home. See this here.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

First Finish

Westminster Chimes is my first finish of 2019. It's been a long planned project since I saw a similar one from Kaffe's then current book on the Cotton Patch stand at FOQ some years ago. I upsized the blocks and the square in a square sashing pieces. There were still an awful lot of these to sew and I joined blocks and sashings quilt as you go with extra backing fabric turned under. I'm off QAYG for a bit. It did make cross hatching the blocks easier though and I got to look close up at those gorgeous Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs fabrics made for Westminster fabrics. Hence the name. Now I can use remaining  Westminster scraps to finish off workshop projects from Houston and to contribute to a Jan Hassard Workshop at Oast in September.
78.5" square

And this 2018 finish is having its first outing - it fits quite well on the spare single bed.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Westminster Chimes

Quilted round all the sashing seams and now ready to bind.
Named for the Westminster fabrics: others are  shot cottons, Kaffe's and Oakshott

Single fold binding made with a Clover binding tool ready to go.

Monday, 11 February 2019

Siblings together February blocks

Gillian chose a disappearing Broken Dishes block which was fun to make so I did two. Here is a Quick tutorial to watch.
Gillian asked for bright colours and not too patterned.

Thursday, 7 February 2019


No. 3

We enjoyed a walk in the woods followed by roast pork for Sunday lunch and I made this month's Today's Quilter Carolyn Forster BOM. I did it by machine not hand as stipulated which necessitated drafting and probably more trouble though I am pleased with it. Nice and Bright.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Quay Show and Tell

I'm not sure who made this lovely apple core quilt

Margaret made this for a first grandchild.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

U3A doings

We saw a cushion made from Margaret's  folded log cabin technique and examples of the quilt we are making this term. It was a mystery quilt in the first instance.
Folded Log Cabin
Mystery Quilt example

And  another one of Margaret's.

And on the back . .

Friday, 1 February 2019

First Timer

Stepping stones on my bed for the first time: it sparkles!
And the Millennium quilt is put away for another year.