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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sashing Progress

My project for today is to get the tractor tracks quilt I started two weeks ago sashed together...


....and hopefully I can get it basted and start on the quilting later this weekend 😅
Linking up with Oh Scrap! over at Cynthia's Quilting is more fun than housework.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scrappy Weekend Stictching

A late post sharing a couple of pictures from sewing at Lapp-Elisa's this weekend. Since most of my stash has been packed away, I brought with me a bag of 2.5" strips and started cutting them into half hexagon shapes. On Saturday I spent a lot of the day piecing these into long sections



The sewing room Sunday morning before everyone else got up


This is the strip sections ready for sashing


Because of the bias in the pieces the sections stretched beyond my imagination, and I ended up spending more time unsewing than I did sewing :-(

Batting and backing is ready, so now I just have to find the time to get this all together.
Linking up with Let's bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching Three More Stars

Still having fun with my Stargazer stars.


These all come from the same piece of fabric from Tula Pink's Slow and Steady Tortoise fabric - love the difference in looks.

Linking up with Kathy's Quils Slow Sunday Stitching.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday, October 20, 2017

FNSI Christmas Wreath

It's the third Friday of the month, and time for Friday Night Sew In in blogland.  Since I have started packing for moving to a new flat a lot of my quilting stuff has been packed away, however I do need some sewing brakes in between packing.


A new flat means new areas to decorate, and Christmas will be here before we know it, and since I had some bits of green and Christmas fabrics that haven't been packed up, this is what I decided to play with


I have been browsing the internet for an idea for a Christmas wreath quilt - lots of nice options that will look fabulous as part of a sampler quilt or something similar, but nothing that spoke to me to be a one block wall hanging... But then I remembered I had seen something in an old book, Egg Money Quilts by Eleanor Burns.


I had some fun watching an old episode of Inspector Morse while needle turn appliqué the plate down  It's a 10" diameter Dresden plate appliqued to a 12.75" of background fabric. The border is a 2.5" strip. Now to get it quilted and bound, and figure out if I'll embellish it somehow.


 Pop on over to Wendy's place and see what everyone is getting up to this Friday Night Sew In

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching Some Orange Stars

Orange has never really been my favorite color, but for these little stars they do bring a bit of brightness to the project. I just had to do a star with the "I am a winner" trophy cups,


and the two top stars are made from the same piece of fabric, the fussy cut are the same pattern in alternate colours, and the diamonds are tuned opposite ways (ok, not sure that was an understandable explanation *lol*).

Linking up with Kathy's Quilts and everyone enjoying a Slow Sunday Stitching.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Another Mouse Star

Had a bit of fun fussy cutting mice for another six pointed star - can you tell I'm really enjoying this *lol*


 Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching Stargazer

Two stars made from the Mini Owls from Tula Pink's True Colors fabric line


Just loving the lacy effect of the print in these fabrics. I have got pieces of it in two other colorways, so there might be more stars made from owl parts :-)

A cup of mid-morning coffee and stitching another star, as well as some large kite hexagon filler blocks, three down fifty seven to go...


Linking up with Kathy's Quilts and everyone enjoying a slow Sunday stitching - pop on over to see what everyone is up to

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday, October 6, 2017

FNwF Filler Blocks and More Stars

It's the first Friday of a new month, and that means Friday Night With Friends bloggie quilting bee hosted by Cheryll over at Gone Stitchin'.

After a quick and simple supper I got cozy on the couch with a glass of red, an Agatha Christie mystery playing (The Secret Adversary from 2015), and got started on the first filler blocks for my Stargazer.


Thinking I might have to conduct a bit of discipline with these, since they are all the same, I fear I might get bored after a while. I have posted a cross-off list in the sidebar of the blog, but I'm not sure if I'll wing it, make a weekly goal, or perhaps a daily goal...


Of course I just had to make another couple of stars as well :-) I'm particularly fond of this fox head star - love the effect of those red fox ears in the center, from a distance it kind of looks like a peppermint candy


Another "tortoise" star - I'm loving this one as well



Pop on over to the list of participants in October Friday Night With Friends and see what everyone got up to tonight


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Snails And Mice Make Stars So Nice

Been doing some more fussy cutting, these of fabrics with little critters on them. Snails from Tula Pink's fabric line Slow And Steady - I have to say look heaps better in this star than they do in the garden



And I don't even want to talk about mice in the house, but look at the cute effect of those mice tails from Tabby Road in these blocks


Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida