Saturday, September 24, 2016

Jack & Jill Quilt

Thanks Amy for organising  Blogger Quilt festival here. I love looking at everyones wonderful quilts so many ideas to inspire more quilts.
Today I am showing a quilt inspired by some 1980's material I found it my husband's Aunties fabric stash. The quilt I will gift to a new great niece. Who has been named after the Aunt.

It is a cot size. 40" X 30". I quilted it on my Janome Memorycraft 8900. Even tried some of the quilting stitches.

Thanks everyone for looking enjoy!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Well the community quilt is finished and donated to the Thames Community along with several others. I think to date my quilting group has donated about 21 quilts and there are still some more to be finished.

I am a bit behind with my blocks in the Splendid Sampler quilt but these are the latest ones I have managed to do.
The weather here has been horrid raining everyday but then it is winter so it is what we should expect. I off to Taupo on wednesday to play golf with some friends from Patea. A 2 day teams competition so that will be a lovely catchup. Just hoping the weather is kind to us as it can be very cold in Taupo and the weather report is for snow in the mountains.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

More Splendid Sampler blocks

More blocks have been made and I am keeping not to far behind. I will just do them at my own pace. We are up to block 32 now.

It was quilting on wednesday. A great bunch of ladies. Lots of chatter and laughter I really enjoy going along. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I had a good day. Made this selvage edge block. Also a few Half square triangle blocks for my split nine patch quilt which is slowly being made using the blocks as leader and ends. Surprising how fast they are mounting up. I have  63 made now, I think I will need 168.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Community Quilt Top

It rained most of yesterday as it has been for most of the week so I have put together another top for the community quilts. An Eye Spy top, a mix of fabrics but it has turned out ok. Now I can get on with doing some more of my Splendid Sampler blocks.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Bonus Block The Splendid Sampler.

I have made one of the bonus blocks. I came accross this bright fabric in my stash so thought it would make a nice bright block. The other block (the dresden plate) is number 26. It has been raining here for most of the week so is very wet under foot. If you are visiting thanks for looking.

Had a bad day in the kitchen today. broke the glass plate out of the microwave so it is down to the secondhand shop to see if I can get another one and then the apple pie I was cooking for dinner overflowed and burnt to the bottom of the oven yak.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Community Quilt

Well it was community quilt day on Wednesday with my quilting group. I did the sewing for a quilt Mary was designing with a scrappy piece of dolphin & alphabet fabric. It turned out really nice sorry I don't have a photo of it and Mary has taken it home to quilt. I took this top home and have quilted it now just need to put a binding on it.

It will keep someone in need warm. This the last machine quilting with my Janome as I hope to sell it and buy a new one.

The Splendid Sampler

I have joined Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson's  100, 6inch blocks quilt along. You can visit it here.  . There are 2 new blocks released each week. This is my progress so far. We are up to block 28 and there are also some bonus blocks. Some of these blocks are really challenging and I sometimes wonder if I am mad trying to do this but it is rewarding to see the end result.

The first 12 blocks.


The second 12 blocks.

I am about 4 blocks behind.I have started some of them and am finding the paper piecing ones quite challenging however I am getting them finished eventually.