Monday, 15 October 2018

Dearest Boy compass and basket block

Here are my two latest blocks for Dearest Lavender, the compass block...


... and the postage stamp baskets that I drafted up myself. 






I'm really happy with how these blocks turned out.

Be sure to check out the progress on the Dearest Boy quilt sew-along by: Karen Cathy Julie & Doreen

Til next time
Carole



Tuesday, 9 October 2018

6 and 6 + September update

Yay!!! - I have a finish for September, my modified version of Lisa Bongean's Words to Live By.
I'll just let the pictures do the talking...













The beautiful quilting is by the very talented Katrina

I'm very happy to have finished four quilts this year, which I think is some kind of record for me! I might even have another one by the end of October:


I've missed Meredithe's linkup for September but you can still the progress of other bloggers.

'Til next time
Carole

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Dearest Boy update

I'm afraid I'm still running behind but I've actually been looking forward to making the compass block for Dearest Lavender as I enjoy hand piecing this type of block.

Dearest Boy Block 2E by Jean Cerbone
When I looked at Cathy, Julie and Karen's blocks this morning I was thinking the block looked familiar and then I remembered that I'd made a very similar block twice before in my Antique Wedding Sampler quilts (yes, I've made two!!) designed by Di Ford.


Antique Wedding Sampler (Revisited) designed by Di Ford Block #22

Luckily I'd kept the templates and even have a window to fussy cut the long points so I'm already to go...


...but I still need to finish piecing my postage stamp baskets for Block 2D which are cut out and ready to sew.



Til next time
Carole


Friday, 14 September 2018

Dearest Lavender star flowers and baskets

These star flower blocks were such a challenge for me, I'm very glad they're finally finished!!!


There is an advantage to being a bit late as I was able to utilise some good advice from Karen.

I've always loved those postage stamp basket blocks so I decided to draft up my own pattern for this block, still using the little 3/8th inch hexie flower.


I'm happy with this cute basket and now need to make three more. If you look closely you might be able to see a little chick in the flower centre.


Be sure to check out the other blogs in the Dearest Boy 
sew-along: Karen Doreen Cathy & Julie

'Til next time
Carole

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

6 and 6 + August update

I have a finish!!!
My Giant Dahlia, designed by Michelle Yeo and quilted by Katrina (Katrina's Quilting)with a bit of photo bombing by Maggie.






This is my updated list for 6 and 6+ in 2018. I'm pretty happy about having 3 finishes.


'til next time
Carole

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Dearest Lavender update

I have only made three of six star flower blocks that are needed for the next two blocks that come together to look like a bunch of flowers.


I didn't have enough of the center floral fabric for the star points but I actually like the look of them with the small check fabric in the points. 


Some people find these pieced blocks easier - not me, give me appliqué any day! 


I have been busy wrangling our new border collie puppy, Maggie and finishing the binding on another quilt so I hope to show the completed blocks next update.



'Til then it's bye from the girls.

p.s. to see what the blocks look like visit Karen Cathy Julie or Doreen


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Dearest Lavender rose block

Here is my rose block for Dearest Lavender... 

Dearest Boy Family Album quilt
Dearest Lavender Block 2B

I was happy to make this block as per the pattern as we do have a patch of roses in our garden.


The photo above was taken in summer but now it's winter and they look like bare sticks so Lavender Betty is currently smelling the lavender rather than the roses :D




Check out the other rose blocks by Karen Julie Cathy & Doreen
Cheers
Til next time
Carole