Friday, October 28, 2011

Craft and sewing Show

We decided to have an excursion today in place of our usual Friday sewing group, and went to the 'Craft and Sewing Show' on in Melbourne at the moment. It is always a great place to stock up on fabrics for your stash, and purchase pins, blades, rulers, etc and discounted prices...........
Here are some of the fabrics I purchased in preparation for the Aqua and Red Block Bee that starts in November.

On the way home I happened to pass 'Patchwork on Central' and popped in to see if they had any 'Liberty' fabrics I could add to my Dear Jane stash........and guess what - they did!!!
Here they are.........
Next Friday we will be back to normal sewing group and I can start to play with some of these colours!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

B-13 Four Corner Press

As I am now 30 blocks into my Dear Jane quilt I thought I should rename my blog to reflect this. As my Nearly Insane is still a big part of my recent quilting history I have combined the two in my title...............

I have been following Minka's blog ( and read her interesting post about this block of Janes. This is the only block in the quilt that does not use the ivory contrast fabric - hence my use of two of my Liberty fabrics for this one. The aqua looks quite green in this photo, but it does blend in well with the other blues.

B-12 Starflower

I had fun doing this one. I am not a great fan of applique so thought I would give piecing a go. Quite happy with the result - first a first attempt at tiny curves, although a few stitches are peeking through. As my mum says "A blind man would be happy to see them!!"

B-11 Melissa's Cross

I really enjoyed making this one and am happy with the result...........

B-10 Jud's Trophy

Here's the latest block..........

Friday, October 14, 2011

B-9 Tinker Toy

Quite an easy one, but effective!!

B-8 Water Lily

This is one of my most favourite blocks so far - such pretty fabric.

B-7 World Series

Here is my next block - don't look too closely at the applique stitches!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

B-6 Wild Goose Chase

And here is the second for the, was this a time consuming one!!! Cut, sew, measure, trim, cut, sew, measure, trim.......anyway it looks ok!

B-5 Hot Cross Buns

Finally back from holidays and able to find some sewing is today's result.