Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturdays Scraps

Hallo all! Nice that you are back this week.

Have a few things to show you today, so I'll start with the current "dolly medallion quilt".

 Do you like that name?  I just made it up!

To refresh your memory, here she is so far:

I have found some more of the blue fabric that I have surrounded her with, and I will now add a 3' surround in that same blue - to continue the colour through the quilt.

I am sure it will look good,  so it will be done through this coming week.

I have done some more blocks like this link  X and O blocks.

Mostly this week I have been hand sewing on my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt that I began last year I think it was!. Now I'm on a roll with it - it's great to sit in the evening now that it is hot and sew the applique blocks together.

So I have been preparing them:

Have all of these cut out and prepared

I make a nice mess, don't I? I can't use my sewing room any more because of the clutter, so now I have moved out onto the patio!

Here is my special Green tea and sweet beans box, with all the blocks already hand sewn - they are packed individually into plastic baggies so I can keep control and not lose anything! 

These are my blocks from the Down Under Block Swap I am a member of, and I am   starting to connect them up using scraps as borders around everything.

I will make some new fabric a la Bumble Beans 15 minutes play and surround all the houses with the strips - it should make a nice bright quilt shouldn't it?

So join in and show us what you are doing scrap wise!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I Just Joined a New Groups

and I think it will be great fun!

It's the Doll Quilters Monthly, and the way it works is all on their website here.

 I will be starting on the 1st of November, and December is a month off for Christmas.   I just adore making doll quilts, they are fast and fun.

So go along and have a look, and join me, won't you?

Doll Quilters

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Email? What email?

Just a quick message to my friends who have commented and not received a reply from me.

I am having an awful time with my email programme, and something won't let me reply to your email note on your blog! Bear with me, I'm doing everything I can to remedy this situation - it is really frustrating!

In the meantime, please accept my apologies, your comments mean a lot to me, and I would answer if I could!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturdays Scraps

Hi, I'm back!
Thank you to the ladies who offered some suggestions for my first medallion round, but I did do my own thing! Sorry!

Here she is:

So here she is with her sides done

And here she is, being pressed and prepared for her top and bottom!

And here she is carousing through the garden in her finery!

Now this is a picture of something else I have been doing for somebody!  No I can't tell  you who!

So this is where I am up to for this week. Join me below if you would like to share your scrappies with  us:

The Quilt Photography Workshop - September Link Up

To learn about our September link up, see here.

So as requested I shall say nothing about these photographs above, I simply leave them for you to wonder!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Small Blog Meet

Lily's Quilts

Joining up with Lily's Quilts Small Blog meet, to visit other small blog owners with less than 50 followers.

Join up with me and meet some new friends, won't you?