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...
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
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!).
I needed a break from my spinner blocks, and decided to play a bit with my mini Hex 'n More ruler. The pieces for the braid is cut from 1.5" strips from my scrap box. The inner border is a 1" strip, and the outer border is 2.5" wide.
I had myself convinced that I would only need two strips wof for the binding - my mistake! I ended up with a gap of about 2" and had to attach a small piece in between. But I don't think anyone will notice the extra seam
The table runner was started on July 28th and finished on the 29th. The finished runner measures 11"x33", a good size for my kitchen table.
The quilting on it is inspired by this tutorial video by Angela Walters
I still have heaps of practice to do to get my flowers even in shape and spacing, but I'm pleased with the over all look of the runner.
What to do when temptation knocks on your door? You answer, and invite it in...? At least that's what I did when I discovered Round We Go BOM program by Sue Daley. I really have no need for another project, but this one I just couldn't resist.
It's all (almost) English paper piecing and some appliqué. The epp blocks are round, and then appliquéd to a background. Going to attempt tidying up in some of my blue and teal fabrics for this one.
Going through the drawer pulling out fabric I found pieces from the late
1990s - this can be an interesting project ;-)
Two blocs have come together and more are in the making
Linking up with Kathy and Slow Sunday Stitching - this will be a slow stitching project for the next year or so. Looking forward to seeing what eveyone is stitching on this fine Sunday.
Yey, I have actually finished something! This table topper was part of Fat Quarter Shop's table runner program they did last year on patterns by Doug Leko of Antler Quilts.
This one is based on the Star Light, Star Bright pattern. However I opted to make it a square rather than a runner.
I started this one in October 2016 while away on a weekend retreat at
Lapp-Elisa. I finished the top, got it layered and did the stippeling in
the light area... then it was put in my bag...
Earlier this week my Mum asked if I had something made that we could
give away for a birthday present, and this came to mind. I did the
quilting in the stars and the border Tuesday night, and last night I got
the binding on.
Pretty happy with how it turned out, and hope the recepient will be pleased with it!
Hugs and stitches from
I have spent a few days at our summer house. And loaded up my phone with some radio theater and a good audio book I have been able to relax with some hand sewing. Made heaps of progress on my English paper pieced hexie stars:
Making some progress on my English paper pieced Hexie Star project - five new blocks have come together. I'm having lots of fun with this project, and Epp is perfect for summer and stitching outside. Tally is now 20:
Nine more blocks have been prepped, ready for some relaxing hand work.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Sunday night!
Hugs and stitches from
Still trying to bust some stash. Over the years I have accumulated quite a collection of pre-cuts. Not sure how old some of the jelly rolls, honey buns etc are... So the other night, after finishing the little Gazebo mat, I pulled out my large Hex 'n More ruler and a jelly roll of Nostalgia by April Cornell and started cutting:
Tonight some of the blocks have started to come together - think this will be a cute one:
Linking up with Cheryll over at Gone stitchin' and Friday Night with Friends. It's so much fun to sew in this virtual bee, knowing that there are people all over the world participating :-) Going blog hopping over the weekend!
Last night while sorting through a box of scraps my Mini Hex'n More ruler turned up. And I just had to play with it for a little while! So I grabbed my little cutting mat and my small rotary cutter and some tiny scraps and started cutting:
I have been drooling over Jaybird Quilts' Gazebo pattern for a while, and that is what came to mind when I found the mini ruler. The original table topper is made from 2,5" strips and using the large ruler, so I had to down scale it for my little project and my small scraps.
The pattern looks so complicated, but it's actually quite easy do do. It all came together in just a couple of hours. The binding went on this morning - and I'm very pleased with how it turned out! 6" hexagon is the perfect size as a candle mat.
I have finished the 15 nine patch blocks for the scrappy sew-along; pretty happy with how they turned out. Looking forward to the next step! ...assuming that's a whole bunch of hour glass blocks...
Two more epp star blocks have come together over coffee this morning - ok, so I had started stitching on both earlier this week, and I had a slow Sunday morning with heaps of coffee *lol* The tally is now 15 blocks.
Sherri over at A Quilting Life has started a sew-along based on one of her grandmother's unfinished quilts. It looks like a bit of a stash buster, with big pieces and simple shapes that should go together easily.
The clues are being revealed over three Fridays, this week was the second clue; 15 nine patch blocks. I have started pulling some scraps and stitching the blocks.
Last week's clue was cutting a bunch of 6.5" squares - I'll do some more sorting through my scraps and hopefully I can use up some of the odder pieces in my stash.
My pile of English paper pieced is steadily growing. Having heaps of fun with these blocks. The hexie in the middle is 1" and the diamonds are 3", so this project is growing quite quickly
I have now stitched up all the pieces I have prepped, so for the next few days my priority will be cutting and prepping - perfect for sitting outside and enjoying the lovely sunny weather we are having at the moment.