Sunday, 18 November 2018

Dearest Lavender Ohio Star block

After much procrastination and inspiration from fellow bloggers participating in the Dearest Lavender sew-along I did decide to make the Ohio Star block. I'm so glad I did as I just love how it turned out and it's now my favourite block!

Cathy on her blog said it was easy to piece which got me thinking and I found an online tutorial that did make it a lot easier.

On a side note my sister made me this wonderful block holder that has Lavender and Brucey on the front cover with Maggie sitting beside them. 

It's just perfect for holding my Dearest Lavender blocks.

She even used one of my orphan blocks on the back.

Here's a recent photo of Brucey and Lavender.

'Til next time

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Dearest Lavender update

I'm rather behind in the Dearest Boy sew-along however I have been selecting fabrics ...

...and drafting the Darting Minnows block for freezer paper piecing.

I've decided to use some orphan blocks from a quilt that Sharon was reproducing some time ago. I think they'll play nicely together.

However, I think that green border I added to the cactus basket is perhaps shouting "orphan block" too loudly??

Be sure to check out the other versions of Dearest boy here:

'Til next time

Sorry for some blurry photos - Blogger does not like to play with my phone/iPad :(

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

6 and 6 + October update

Yay I have another finish!!!
My version of the Value Proposition Quilt.

This quilt was designed by Karen and she held a quilt along on her Faeries and Fibres blog. I wanted to make this quilt for the gorgeous border fabric and to learn more about using light, medium and dark values. Every fortnight Karen would post a map and a recipe, her black and white photos were a great help too.

The quilt has 18 rosettes and 4 half rosettes (or blocks).

I didn't have enough of the gorgeous Winterthur border fabric so I designed my own cornerstone blocks using colours from the border.

I used a Jo Morton stripe that seems to match perfectly.

I'm glad I used my sister's suggestion of using the fabric from old doona cover that mum had. You can see the beautiful quilting by Katrina inspired by Kyle's version of Di Ford's Route 66.

A post wouldn't be complete without Maggie in it.

'Til next time

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

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