Monday, August 23, 2010

A little bit of this and that . !!!

IvĂ© managed to get a bit of sewing done this last week.  I have done several blocks and lots of pieces for the Classic Burgoyne , It sure is a lot of work but will be worth it  at the end. IMG_0048 IMG_0049

These are the row sets, then all cut up and put back together into these blocks.


I have to make 16 of these  for a large quilt.....

I was feeling guilty because I had started another I pulled out my Kaffe Fasset Twisted Turning Twenty blocks... Lay them on the new King size bed and decided to make 5 more , I have added them to the rows and they are all sewn together . It looks great, just a border now and I'll put it on the frame..


Here 's a few of the extra blocks' I think you need big blocks to show case the wonderful colours.

I have also been enjoying work on My Sue Spargo leaves and this book came from The Book Depsitory last week.


The instructions are very clear and the spiral binding means it sits nice and flat beside me while working.IMG_0057


I hope mine look as good as these !


Mmmmmmm Marmalade  Lime Orange and Lemon with a little Chyrstalised Ginger. Nice  abnd tangy.yum

I also made some Lemon Butter . I could eat this off the spoon  who needs toast !

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The week that Was .....

What a busy week, Last Monday I was able to do a 2 day class through The Gold Coast Quilters Guild with Sue Spargo,

We were given our kits only 9 days before the class and told  we had to do homework.! We had to applique 56 yes,  56 leaf shapes onto a piece of hand dyed wool fabric The leaves were cut from various fabrics wool, cotton, silk velvet,  etc I spent the weekend before class getting them onto the fabricIMG_0006

We then learnt how to layer other fabrics onto the leaves and then were shown how to do various embroidery stitches and beading to embellish. It was a fun 2 days and I have kept doing more at home, eventually it will be quilted and become a wall hanging.


These are Sue's Leaves on her completed  quilt. Melissa, also showed us some felting techniques and showed us how to make a cute covered button. After the last class some of us went out to dinner with Sue and Melissa.  I can't wait to get the new book by Sue .

Yesterday I went to the Brisbane Squilters Monthly Get to Together at The Quilters and Embroiders Store in Salisbury, After a little retail therapy, I just had to buy some perle threads and some Aurifil Lana wool threads for the leaves.  We had a tutorial By Julie D on how to back baste applique.  A very nifty way to applique. Will have to practise that.

I bought this fabric as a group I go to are doing a Classic Burgoyne Quilt and of course nothing I had was suitable, I am about 3 weeks behind most that have already started.  I bought this fabric, On sale too 40% off.  I wasn't sure but I have just completed the 1st block and I think it  it looks  pretty good .

IMG_0045 Its a nice rich red colour.

With this I am using a vanilla Emma Louise  quilters muslin.


All these little bits to put back together, I have several options of how many blocks to make as to what size this quilt will end up..... I'll put a pic up of the block tomorrow.

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