Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Here is my new granddaughter, Lola Alice's quilt finally finished, the one on the right
shows a little bit closer view of the lovely 1930s prints I used. 
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Give Away

I have finally decided on my give away.  It will be a pack of 50x 5 inch charm squares.  All you have to do to win is tell me what you will do with them if you are the winner.  Winner will be announced on July 1st.  Tell your friends if you think they would like this pack.  I had hoped this would be a big bundle of 1/2 square triangles, problem is amongst all the boxes in the house and shed I can't find them, so they will have to be for a later date.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I finally put the finishing touches to Lolas cot quilt today.  Now all I have to do is make an appropriate label for it.  I will post a photograph before I send it off to Western Australia.  I am nearing 1,000 visitors to my bog, I will have think of something to have as a giveaway.  I know I have got quite a number of things suitable but they are packed in boxes 'somewhere'.  I will let you all know when I have found something appropriate.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Because this weekend is a long weekend I had planned to spend most of it sewing however, I have spent most of my time checking out lots of lovely blogs.  Its very addictive, going from one to another, lots of lovely eye candy.  Finally today I got to the sewing machine and put the binding on Lola's cot quilt so only have to hand stitch it down now and make a label and another project finished, also did another block for my Sylvias Bridal Sampler.  I think I have done about 30 now, but seems a very long way to go.  Hopefully next week will be more productive!!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Finally I have got around to posting photographs of my latest blocks.  As you can see from the names underneath I have altered positions of some of the blocks or in some cases made a completely different block to what is shown in the book.  I want to make this quilt my own not just a replica and I must admit I really don't like the positioning of some of the blocks in the book.  I like a little more balance.  There seems to me to be quite a few areas where there are a bunch of stars together or x type blocks, so I have chosen to move quite a few around. 
On the house front we are still awaiting the finishing off of the subdivision.  All of the conveniences eg power, sewerage etc have been connected up and we are now just waiting on footpath and road to be completed.  Once that is done the soil testing and levels can be done in readiness for the building.  I can't wait for it all to begin (won't be until early July hopefully!) 

Alternate A6 Old Maids Puzzle Variation and
Alternate A10 Tennessee

Alternate B8 Swamp Patch

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Alternate B4 and B5 Grandmothers Flower Garden

B3 Cross & Crown & C3 Album 1
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