Thursday, December 27, 2012

L finished before Decembers end!!!!

Here wew are and it is Boxing Day, the sun is shining with a cool sea breeze blowing in through the verandah doors. Beautiful...........!!!!! Everyone has gone for a walk along the beach and I am using this window of peacefulness to post my latest blocks to my blog! 
The photos look like I have scorched to blocks with the iron, but it is because I had left the paper (from the paper piecing) on the back until I joined them together. Maybe not the best idea!
L-1 Widow's Pane
L-2 Stephanie's snowflake
L-3 Reflections Abound
L-4 St. George's Cross
L-5 Chattanooga Charlie
L-6 Maze of Madness
L-7 Town Square
L-8 Box Kite
L-9 Walter's Place
L-10 Nan's Naiad
L-11 Caitlin's Rose
L-12 Sally's Pride
L-13 Harvest Moon

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Row K Kompleted!!

I managed to finish row K in November and have started on row L. I am trying to finish all the square blocks before the end of January as there is a Dear Jane quilt show in Box Hill in February for finished (or unfinished) quilts. I am definitely going to the show and would love to put mine in - clearly unfinished. Well, we'll see how I go......

K-1 Crooked Creek
K-2 Grandpa's Chickens
K-3 Seven Sisters
K-4 Thea's Turn
K-5 Passing Through
K-6 Ann's Folly
K-7 Rose of Sharing
K-8 Springbrook Park
K-9 Scout's Honor
K-10 Quandry
K-11 Columbine
K-12 Doris's Delemma
K-13 Brandon's Star

Monday, October 29, 2012

Jump for Joy - J is done!!!

I am very excited as I have completed this row before the end of the month!!

J-1 Josepha's Jonquil
J-2 Picture Perfect 
J-3 Rick's Volleyball Net
J-4 Adelaine's Apron Strings
J-5 John Jacob's Windmill
J-6 Granny Weaver
J-7 Chicken Tracks
J-8 Anna's anchor
J-9 Maury High School
J-10 Chieko's Calla Lily
J-11 Twin Sister
J-12 Rebecca's Basket
J-13 Pam's Bells

Rows A-J Complete!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Quilting Bee

Things have been a bit slow on the Around The World Bee front during the last month. I think it is because most of the participants are from the UK and USA and have been too busy sunning themselves on their summer holidays!! Luckily we are having a bit of warmth ourselves after a very long, cold and wet winter!! 
Anyway, here are my last 2 Bee blocks......
Rachel asked for anything to complement her starter block (top left, below) and most people had used the lovely hot pink and some orange. I love hot pink, but discovered I don't have much in my stash, so concentrated on the bright orange. I think her quilt will be stunning when she receives 25 bright blocks in these gorgeous colours!!
Rachel's blocks so far!
Moira's block took a bit of planning. She had requested 'grids' as her inspiration for her quilt (centre block below is her starter) As you can see below there have been many interpretations of the grid theme. I had a brilliant idea at 3am one morning to do a map of Melbourne CBD which is a perfect grid!! Great idea, but a little more difficult especially at the intersections!!! Thankfully I didn't add all the tiny lane ways too.....
I used Moira's original colours to complete the block.
Below is the block showing my crazy idea of the streets, showing Bourke St Mall and Swanston street walk.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

September - row I complete

I have been very remiss with my posts of late. But I have been busy with my sewing projects!!!
I did complete row 'I' in September but haven't had time to post the pictures..... so, here they are!
I-1 Ralph & Nelda's Wedding

I-2 Kaye's Courtyard

I-3 Family Album

 I-4 Stability

 I-5 Maria's Majesty

I-6 Viewer's Choice

I-7 Mac and Muff

I-8 Pete's Paintbox

I-9 Chase A Myth

I-10 Iris' Medallion

I-11 Coyote Chase

I-12 Fred's Square Fair

I-13 Sweet Harmony