Sunday, 21 September 2014

Friday's FNSI





I finally made it through a whole 'Friday Night Sew In' , mind you I did start at 3 pm in the afternoon



I got Little Gromit's Advent stocking bunting completely finished!



I completed these 6 'Granny Squared' blocks completed on Friday.


I now have 3 more blocks to do, then I have enough to complete the quilt top.


I have joined in Terry's Treasures 'Charming Stars' quilt along which runs over the next 4 months. I've got September's blocks done!


Friday, 19 September 2014

September FNSI


It's September's 'Friday Night Sew In' tonight.



In previous months I've signed up but then not taken part for one reason or another but The Oh! Bearded One is out at Scouts so I've no excuse. In fact I've been sewing since about 3 pm. I'm on a break just now whilst I cook tea.




I'm working on these blocks, I've sewn 3 & a half so far today. I've 5 & a half to sew, then I'll have enough for the proposed quilt top.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Continuing.......

There are 93 3.5 inch 9 patch blocks here! I am very sad but they make me very happy! I added 7 more last night. I really enjoy making these blocks and have ideas to use them in other quilts.


I've made up 5 double 9 patch blocks ( this pattern was in a Fons & Porter magazine)


Each block has 3.5 inch wide sashing and a 9 patch as a cornerstone.


Unfortunately I didn't buy enough of the brown fabric for the size of quilt I want to make so I will have to buy further fabric for this in due course. I think I will use the brown fabric around the outside of the quilt  and buy a lighter fabric to surround the other blocks. 


These blocks are also 3.5 inches and are made from 5 inch charms. These are also hand stitched. I've no idea what I'll use them for but they are very cute!


Another Christmas present as well.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Puttering continued!

I am managing to get some sewing in most days at present which is fantastic!


Little Gromit's quilt is complete, washed and in it's new home - hooray!



That's one ticked off the list!


I've got my snowball blocks completed and I've a crop of HSTs to add to a good few others I've got. I put them all in a tin today, I've no idea what I'll do with them but I can't just throw them out!

Now I've completed the snowball blocks I can put the quilt top together. 


I've joined Terry's sew along. I've made one of four blocks for September so far.


I've cut 2 more quilts out - another quilt for Little Gromit - to use at my house and one for a male recipient whose next birthday is a special one. 


Little Gromit, after his tea and before his bath!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What I am currently working on.....

...........Little Gromit's quilts, these have been on the go for the best part of a year now and I am absolutely fed up of them in my sewing room so I am having a push on them 


This one is quilted and I am hand sewing the binding down.


I started quilting this one today. I've highlighted the images and am now meandering in the cream area. I intend to do a little bit of hand quilting around the birds and on the faces.


I am plugging away at these blocks as well. I have completed the 18 nine patch blocks needed and I have to complete 17 snowball blocks which I have started.


I need 25 of these blocks and I've made 15 of them.

I've put my head down and feel that I am making good progress at present. 


Last week, in the evenings I also hand stitched some more of these little 3.5 inch 9 patch blocks, I now got nearly a 100 (I'm not fed up of them yet)


and I've made up one of these!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

A little sewing!

Over the last week or so I have managed to do quite a lot of sewing. I have made a start on my Christmas sewing. 


This is a little table mat for someone in the family - made from a small Moda charm pack called Be jolly.


I made this table runner, originally, as a wedding gift but it isn't of a high enough standard (the border has moved and is now out of line as a result of the quilting process, I'm not sure what I did wrong) to give to someone else so I am going to use it on my own table. It will be bright and cheerful if nothing else!

 

Little Gromit being very cheeky on the day of his 7 month photos!


A 'selfie' Of the Oh! Bearded One & I in Chester yesterday. It was a lovely afternoon and we were sat outside Cafe Nero having coffee.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A move!

If you read my blog regularly you may remember I turned one of my smaller bedrooms into my sewing room. Well! A few Sundays ago I decided to move from the smaller room to the second double room at the front of the house.


I didn't move in here in the first place as the light isn't so good but as half my stuff was in here anyway it finally made sense. I'd decorated it at the same time as my other sewing room as it had been DD & Gromit's room.


I've bought a rug so little Gromit can play on the floor whilst I putter in here.


You can see how much stuff I've got. It isn't all quilting materials as I also make cards, scrapbook, knit, cross stitch and anything else takes my fancy.


I am having difficulties with the light and the way it hits my sewing machines' needle plate that I haven't fully overcome but the space is great!


Little Gromit, enjoying his rug!