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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Block Number 4

I finally got the final block of my 4 block hand pieced sample done for classes at the Sewing Sanctuary  from February  http://kitsnpieces.com.au/

This block is called "Island Creek Hustler"  -  whatever that means!!  It is from Block Base and there is a little note about it being from a Maine, USA, Periodical called "Hearth and Home".

We will be doing one block a month for 4 months, then the next term it will be applique and hand quilting.  Anyone interested in joining in, please contact Karen Bennett info@kitsnpieces.com.au and she will take your name and give you more information.


In the next few weeks I plan to sash these blocks, and that will probably be in red.....first choice anyway.

I have to have a rest of my hands, arms, shoulders - today I had steroid injections for tendonitis in my elbow, and bursitis (how do you spell it?) in my shoulder.  I am feeling a bit sore and sorry for myself today.

Block of the Month - Stars in My Eyes

My Block of the Month - Stars in My Eyes - will be advertised in Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine in February http://www.apqmagazine.com.au/currentissue.php -
it is a FIRST for me in two ways - I have never advertsied in any magazine before, althrough many of my quilts have been commissioned and have been published in the magazine.  Secondly, this is my first BOM.  I based the design on an old favourite of mine, altered the borders to make them a little more simplified, and paid out money for FABRIC.  Most of the fabric used will be from the Moda Civil War ranges, with shirtings, and few other colours, from assorted fabrics on hand.  To sign up go to http://www.legendandlace.com/index.php?act=viewCat&catId=12



This is what the ad will look like in issue number 18/11.  The colour will be better of course!

I have been asked if I will do it as a "pattern only" which I will do once the BOM is finished, and also asked if I will do it as a "download" PDF.  To be perfectly honest, I am no computer expert, and even though I have the software for that, I can't work out how to do it.  I will have to call in an expert - read as clever BIL or nephew!

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Project - Block 3


This is Block Number 3 - a Pine Burr or Feathered World Without End or a Pineapple.  So many names!  Only one more to go now and I will have the 4 block sample quilt completed for the hand piecing workshop.

Monday, December 7, 2009

New Project - Block 2

I have now completed Block 2 in the hand pieced 4 block quilt.  This is a sunburst with 13 points.  I miscalculated the points, and made it with 15 points.  Not until I could not make the centre circle fit in, did I start recounting and realised I had made it too big.  No wonder it did not fit!  Luckily I could just remove 2 segemnts and joint it up.  Now it all fits nicely.  I plan to make one a week.