Friday, 21 August 2009

A Different Idea?

Okay so the cats are not the different idea - lol! But they are growing big and are still naughty but cute! this is Jet and Merlin aka Mouse and Rabbit this morning. Playing around in my clean washing!

And these are some hexies for a swap of sorts ... I made them last night so I am ready to go.

And this is my little idea I had ... might not come to anything though. I wondered what it would look like - a Dear Jane block with one fabric reverse appliqued. My technique needs a bit more care but I quite like the look of it - this is block A1 -Pinwheels Gone Awry - what do you think?

And these are a couple more blocks that I have pieced ... I am nearly officially half way through my DJ quilt - yay!

Happy Quilting for now . Jane

Monday, 17 August 2009

A Big Post, Bags, Dear Jane and Diamonds

At the end of last month I went away on a 3 day Quilting Retreat with the Launceston Patchwork & Quilters group - what a fun time. I took along a little tutorial pattern from the Pink Penguin as I had been wanting to make the little thread end bag for awhile - I ended up making 13 of them and a lot of the ladies also made them - at the end of the retreat - everyone had a little bag - don't they look great! Obviously I am not in the photo as I am taking the photo - lol!

And this lis my "little" hand piecing project - Stars and hexies made from diamonds. The pattern has 1.5inch hexagons as the background fabric but I decided to make the hexis from three diamonds of different cream background fabric - I am really liking it.

This is what it will look like together

This is my little lunch box to go ... diamonds anyone!

And this is the "big" project box that holds all the finished stars, fabrics and diamonds waiting to be stitched ... also the pattern and other things for the project.

these are all of the coloured diamonds finished ready to be made into stars ... I am still basting the background diamonds so will alternate between making stars and making background diamonds. Looks pretty cool I think.

And drum roll.....I am back at Dear Jane ... I decided not to start any new projects as I have about six or so on the go - until I finish my Dear Jane quilt. My new numbers are 78 blocks, 21 triangles, 4 corners and a total of 2050 pieces to date. These are the two blocks and triangle that I did on the weekend ... I might, just might, get it finished by the end of the year - perhaps they might be the famous last words though.

So happy quilting for now .... Cheers Jane