Sunday, August 20, 2017

Round We Go Again

Today I have three more Round We Go blocks to share. Not sure how happy I am with these three blocks. The contrast isn't too god between the blues used in them, and they look kind of washed out... 

This is how nine of the blocks I have made so far look together.

Perhaps they won't look too bad once everything come together...? 

Linking up with Kathy and Slow Sunday Stitching.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bright Star Quilt

I thought I'd share few pictures of a quilt that was handed off to a dear friend of mine on her 40th birthday in October last year. For some reason I didn't get around to photographing it when I finished it.

 As I've been pet watching for a few days, I brought it out into the sunshine to snap a few pics.

Most of the top was pieced at a retreat at LappElisa.

The blocks were made with the Sidekick Ruler by Jaybird Quilts. My friend Lise did the over all popcorn quilting on her longarm machine.  

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Round We Go Two More Blocks

I'm really enjoying putting together these round blocks. The pieces are quite small, but they are coming together quickly and accurately

These two blocks were quite simple, put together with the bigger pieces in the packs. The "ring" around the center hexagons have been constructed differently, but they came out looking the same ;.)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday, August 11, 2017

Blue and Cream Stars Finished

Yey! The binding has been added, and though I have considered adding some more quilting, I have declared the blue and cream stars table topper finished.

This project was started in January and has been worked on every now and then since.

It is made with English paper piecing - the pieces are 144 of the 1 1/4" diamond and 6 of the 1 1/4" triangle . The finished hexagon came out at 9 inches

It has been hand quilted a scant quarter inch outside the blue pieces. It had been a long time since I had hand quilted anything, and now I'm itching to get going on something else ;-)

Linking up with NTT over at My Quilt Infatuation.  
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Round We Go Twice More

Two more blocks of the Round We Go BOM has come together. These are two similar blocks, it's just the fabrics that are different.

Thinking I should make one more where the twister in the center and the outside circle is dark, and the star points are light...

Linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Lorna's place SewFreshQuilts :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Slow Sunday Stitching

Making a bit more progress on my cream and blue stars table topper. I got the edge attached as my Friday Night with friends, and got it layered. The quilting was started yesterday

This project has been a bit slower to stitch than I had thought, but I'm enjoying every stitch of the way. About 1/3 of the cream section has been quilted. I haven't made up my mind if I'm going to do anything in the blues. Perhaps I'll  get to the binding tonight...

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts :-)

Enjoy your Sunday and your hand work :-)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Friday, August 4, 2017

FNwF - Finishing Up Blue and Cream Epp Stars

Back in January I started playing with some small blue and cream six pointed stars that were to go together into a little table topper

Things happened and it got put to the side, but for Friday Night sewing with friends this month I have pulled it back out to sew tonight, and hope to finish it this weekend. So far I have gotten the final couple of small stars attached, have added the setting triangles, and prepped the final diamonds and started adding them to the edge

Not quite made up my mind how I'm going to quilt it, but I won't attempt anything fancy.

Gonna make myself a cup of tea and go blog hopping to all the other friends who participated in this virtual quilting bee

Thank you for hosting it Cheryll (even if you were away - hope you had a great time in Melbourne!).

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Round We Go Another Block

Having heaps of fun playing with these little epp blocks. And old treasures from my fabrics scraps looks like they're getting a new life

Linking up with Let's Bee Social over at SewFreshQuilts and Needle and Thread Thursday over at My quilt Infatuation

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Some Sunday Stitching

My spinner blocks are spread out all over the living room floor, but my mojo for this Sunday isn't sewing together those long rows of half square hexagons... perhaps later tonight...

This morning I have been playing with a sample piece for some FMQ I put together while I had my machine set up yesterday - just practicing some wavy lines

What to do with this quilted square? My coffee table has all kinds of little knick-knacks spread out, so I decided to pull out needle and thread...

 ...and turn it into a thread/all-kinds-of-stuff catcher

Dug through my bag of buttons and found this - not sure how old that is, but from the price tag I would guess mid 80s (?)

Another Round We Go block has joined it's friends - having heaps of fun stitching these blocks.

Not really keeping with the program and making four of the same from each seed pack (though I will make more of the same patterns)

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts and join the celebration of the 5th anniversary for this fun world wide stitching bee. Thanks for keeping it up, Kathy!

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida