Thursday, March 31, 2011

Let there be light!

I have a hobby light from the Daylight company which give a good amount of light for the evenings so I can sit and vegetate with the idiot box and my favourite project of the day. Unfortunately the globe went to G O D.

You would think that it would be an easy thing to resolve anyway it took a bit of effort and contacting the Daylight company to find someone who could sell me a globe... arrived yesterday in the post along with my monthly dose of BOM.

So I have light and additional project all in the same day... so what to do the apron that is well abandoned or the BOM or squares? hmm

Squares win tonight as I can not be bothered with the machine and I am a bit tired to draw templates for the BOM - for your image today another angle of Squares from the weekend, I am onto the next group of squares 5 rows so that should be ready for the weekend.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Squares

I am pleased with how this is beginning to take shape. So far I am not sure of the final quilt so until then I will make some more of these.

This is 10 rows of 10, you will see my iphone for a size comparison. I do like the scale and am pleased that I didn't go for 1 inch squares.

NOTE: this is all hand stitched not machine pieced..

When taking the photos I noticed that I had this one here on the camera - forgotten that I took it on our last weekend in March to Taggerty.

The morning mist was wonderful.

We have a very helpful little fellow at home ~ Alakazam is learning how to do the dishes, that is when he is not stalking Miss Tigga...

Thought that I would try a video....

Hope you all have a lovely week...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Saturday

It is starting to get a chill in the air in the mornings and the days are getting a bit shorter with the mornings all up the creek with light as DST is making the perceived time all screwy.

Had a good week and completed some more squares for the new project - 250 of them or 10% of the total for those technically minded.

Statistics 2500 1 1/2 inch squares - and as I do about 12 stitches to the inch with some back stitching, that 200,000 stitches and we should have a top done.

I have even joined some - 40 to date, you will just have to deal with the teaser as I can not be bothered this morning getting out of a warm bed!

Photograph colour is awful, as the photo was with the light on...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Blocks Nine and Ten

Back on the game, the circle one at that as well....

Now up to date ~ I have even started on the next Long term project... think that I will have to cut a few more out before a couple of pics - doing the Squares so far have cut 104 1 1/2 inch all from scrap. You may have to wait until I have at least 300 before pic's but that shouldn't be too long as this 100 was an afternoon anyway.

Block nine was a lot more fun than block eight...

I was not sure about the orange ~ then should trust this pattern... it is not about one piece of fabric it is about it all..

Monday, March 7, 2011

Block Eight - success!

I found after I un-picked this that the easiest technique for making was to make two groups of 3, sets - then join though the middle like the instructions for block one.

There are some puffy bits on a couple of the "leaves" however - blind man would be happy, and they will disappear with quilting.

Most pleased now I can attend to block nine and we have the latest block just arrived - just as well I waited as the fabric fairy put in one of the pieces that is used in that block - mwah to you!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Growing boy

Vet today ~ vaccinations and a little weigh in.. 2.45kg that is .55 more in one month and only 20 weeks old.