Wednesday, 10 December 2014

On The Doorstep....

When I got home from work yesterday...my SSCS Parcel....wahoo!...from Michell, across the pond from New Zealand...
Inside the little parcel...
Two pinwheel ornaments...

Now, where to hide the big parcel from me so I don't get tempted before the Day of Opening...it's soft and squishy and I wanna know what's inside!!!

Thank you Michell...

Happy Stitching...

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

On The Sleigh...


Santa's SSCS14 sleigh swung by and picked up my parcel for delivery to...oh darn I've forgotten, good thing I labelled the post bag before I misplaced the address!...
How long till the sleigh drops it off????

Happy Stitching...

Monday, 27 October 2014

One Block Hexie...

Added triangles to the One Block Wonder strips to make a giant hexie...
A thin frame of the gold and a border of dark green...
An outer border of the main fabric...
Ready for the quilting pile...once I've pieced up a backing...eventually...

Happy Stitching...

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Pinwheeling Stars...

...pegged to an apple tree...
...as you do...in the Saga of the Purple Disappearing Pinwheels...

This was a whole lot of fun to make...go here to see the Missouri Star Quilt Company video...while the tutorial uses a layer cake I, of course, ignored that bit and cut my own 10" squares from my chosen three main and one background fabrics. I only used 10" as that was the layer cake size and for the first turn that was close to following the instructions for me.

I'm thinking the fabric I have left will make up a nice scrappy binding. The backing is just plain purple homespun, nothing exciting there, and if there isn't enough of the top fabrics left to make the required length of binding I can put some of that in to stretch it out.  There won't be any bordering going on - not enough fabric left to make it 5 x 5 instead of 4 x 5 let alone for borders and, although I only bought the fabric less than a month ago, the shop is 2kms from a work site that I no longer work at and it is 120kms up the highway one way so no, I'm not going for a quick shop - I'm just living with going with what I have and be done with it.

Now to set up the "big" machine on the kitchen table (the machine is too heavy for the sewing table), suck it up and get it quilted...oh the horror!!!

See you on the other side of what will no doubt be some kind of grand quilting fiasco!

Happy Stitching...

Monday, 6 October 2014

Oh There They Are...

Found the pinwheels...
They turned into Stars...

Happy Stitching...

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Lost In...

A pile of triangles and rectangles...
Now where did I put those pinwheels????....
Happy Stitching...

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Honey, I've Shrunk...

the Purple Pinwheels...
Oops!

Happy Stitching...