Sunday, May 1, 2016

Made it...

I am very happy to have finally finished Jenny's   The Welcome Home...






I can't remember when I started it but I know it has been awhile...











Sew it lovely to have it finished......




Hope to have a bigger finish next month...



Hugz  Maria :)

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Finish - Susan Oh 2 Sew

I have finished my Quilty Fun Sew-a-Long Christmas Quilt.  This was a project from Lori Holt that she ran in 2014 on Instagram - some of the blocks were in her book "Quilty Fun" and some were only on IG.  I didn't do it at the time ...though I bought the book - so thought I'd better make the quilt at least.  I started it sometime in 2014...I think - I really am trying to be more diligent about recording that sort of thing.


Her pattern has a pieced border which I chose not to do and I used a strawberry block from her Farm Girl Vintage book instead of the log cabin block - more appropriate to an Australian Christmas I thought.

Monday, April 4, 2016

March Finish...

Oops, where have the days gone??? Had planned to post my finish at the end of March and now it's already the 4th of April...Grrrr!!!!


I started "Snow Buddies" by Natalie Bird a few years ago














sew nice to have it finished and popped into my gift box...


Happy Stitching,

Hugz Maria :)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

March Finish - Susan Oh 2 Sew

I made this quilt as part of the Stitch-A-Long blog - designed by Anni Downs. 

As I was at GDITC in Nundle recently with Anni teaching for the stitching day I had her sign the label.  It's a bit feint but I can read it.
One more off the list!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My Third Finish

My third finish of the year.  

This "Heart of Christmas" stitchery is a Rosalie Quinlan design I started awhile back but have now finished.  I still have two other to finish and am hoping to this year.

This one is the "Angels" pattern


Sunday, March 20, 2016

March UFO ....

The 6 1/2" blocks for this quilt were made in a swap a few years ago

This is the quilt I made with my blocks - I took out the pinky ones as I specifically wanted this to be for my almost teenager eldest grandson....  


I custom quilted the blocks, with these twisted orange peels in the darker blocks


... and a curved ribbon in the lighter blocks
(hard to see but hopefully this second picture is better)


.. an a twisted ribbon look in the sashing - miles of sashing!!



It's a lovely warm masculine quilt ....




I was given some spare blocks which were added to my extra's and I have made up a second quilt using them.... the same but different!!

The squares have all been sashed and then recut on a very slight angle to give it a bit of a wonky look...




I'm pleased to say I have one of my UFO's finished this month - but I also managed to make another one too!! 

Righto, Gotto Go.... I'm going to have a dig in my drawer to find a SMALLER UFO to finish....


 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Yoo Whooo !!!!!

I am delighted to be able to post that I have FINISHED the  "Mystery Quilt."

Even though it was the newest UFO on my list it was one that annoyed me as I didn't like the way the quilt was supposed to come together ..




Sew after playing around with the blocks I make this......




and I really like it now....   Hmm!! what to make for March...

Hugz Maria :)

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