A few weeks back I was lucky enough to win 11 house blocks measuring 9". These were from my Heathcote Quilt group. I go once a month. Last Xmas we were given a little parcel with a pattern for a house block and pieces of fabric for the house itself. The rest was up to you. If you completed your block and handed it in you received a raffle ticket. Well I was the lucky one.
I changed the houses to go one direction and made the borders larger. I wanted the borders to show so I only used two colours. It looks like you are going up hill. Now all I have to do is get it quilted. Not sure what to do but I'll keep thinking.
Thankyou Ellen for making me get a move on with them.
There are quite a lot of great things happening if you spend the time having a look at everyone's blogs. It's very interesting reading and good inspiration. Go on over to take a look.
Firstly, I finished some secret sewing. So I can only show a little sneak of it.... More photos will show up at a later date though...
Secondly, I thought I'd give this little gift a go. All you end is a zip and a length of ribbon. Be happy to do some hand stitching. Mmmmm.... The hand stitching was ok but I'm not sure the time spent on it was worth it. Maybe someone else would think so but I will not be making another one. It is a very cute little purse though. Making it was not my cup of tea....
At the end of the night I started sewing another dishcloth and a face washer. My Kilmore group is getting together on Sunday and we will be working on little items to sell on our trade table at our quilt in and also preparing for items for next years quilt show. So I went through what I had and found lots of little goodies. If anyone at the group wants to make some I will be happy to show them how... I'm sure photos will come later.
My postie bought me a nice little surprise today. A lovely Maple Leaf 12" block from Petah.
Petah was my partner this month in the 12" block swap over at...
Mayumi, a friend of mine in Japan has just had a little baby girl, NATSUME. She was born on Saturday 19th July. So what am I to do but make and send a quilt over to them. Yes, it is summer over there so that's why I didn't make a crochet shawl. A quilt can be used for a longer time and can be used more often.
Mummy & baby.
This is my friend Asami & Natsume.
Oops, I mixed up the photos then the post had a fit but it's all sorted now.
I have been at home sewing today. BUT first of all I had to clean my workroom so I could sit at the sewing machine. I started yesterday working out what I was going to work on. I am linking up with My Quilt Infatuation.... Needle & Thread Thursday