Monday, 15 April 2019

Dearest Lavender Live Oak block quandary

Sorry fellow Dearest Boy bloggers but I have sewn one piece of the Live Oak block and I'm not game to proceed any further as it doesn't look right. The diamonds seem too elongated.


There seems to be a discrepancy in the Dearest Boy pattern between the written instructions and the accompanying image. The instructions say to cut the diagonal strips at 2" and the photo has the ruler lined up on the fabric at 1 & 3/4".
Has any one else had problems with this block??

Anyway, in the meantime here is a pic of some of my blocks on the design wall.


And the obligatory cow pic... Dearest Lavender with her mini-me Hettie.


Until next time
Carole


Saturday, 30 March 2019

Dearest Lavender Hearts block

The 30th of the month and so it's time for another Dearest Lavender block. I really liked sewing this block because it was all needle-turn appliqué.


The original Dearest Boy pattern called for tiny 1/4" hexagon flowers. I chose to do some fussy cutting instead.


We have adopted another orphaned calf, meet Hettie.




Isn't she cute? 
And here's Lavender and Bruce, eating out of their new Munch Trough - and no, I didn't make that name up :D


Don't forget to visit my blogging friends who are way ahead of me on this quilt:


Til next time
Carole

Friday, 1 March 2019

Dearest Lavender Pine Burr block

Still catching up with my Dearest Lavender blocks, this is my Pine Burr. I sewed the yellow and green triangles by freezer paper piecing and then hand pieced the large pink border triangles.



On a sad note, we have had to say goodbye to our littlest calf Henry. Despite the vet's best efforts he couldnt be saved.




Until next time
Carole


Sunday, 17 February 2019

Dearest Lavender Circle of Trees

Here is my circle of trees block for Dearest Lavender. I used Doreen’s idea of sewing the ring as one piece rather than individual trunks which made it easier.


The original design had an embroidered wreath in the centre but I planted a flower instead :)

Here's a recent pic of the quilt’s namesake with Bruce and Henry in the background.


If you haven't already please visit my blogging friends to see their versions of this block:


Yikes! I just realised that they finished this block last October! Oh well, better late than never.

Cheers
Carole


Thursday, 31 January 2019

Dearest Lavender Little Boys Britches

I wrote this post two days ago and have been very frustrated trying to publish it, Blogger does not sem to want to save or publish from my iPad so Ive now gone to my computer. Anyway I wont bore you with the details. Last year I started to draft the darting minnows block for freezer paper peicing but it all got too hard.


So instead I decided to make Little Boys Britches blocks.


They came together fairly quickly using Linda Collins templates.



Be sure to have a look at my friends blogs in the Dearest Boy sew-along, they're way ahead of me :)


Cheers
Carole

Monday, 14 January 2019

Dearest Lavender hexie flowers

I maybe behind with the Dearest Boy sew-along but I am posting by the 15th of the month - yay!
Here is my hexie flower block.


The original had embroidered trees in the centre, I decided to use a strawberry print instead.





It can a benefit to be behind as unfortunately there was an error in the pattern. I wrote to the designer and it will be amended but too late for my fellow bloggers who could not fit their 4 hexie flowers into the block:

Here is the quilt's namesake enjoying a big breakfast.


And a new little calf called Henry with Maggie (Brucey was under the trees somewhere escaping this morning's heat).


Wishing you all the best for 2019
Carole


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
Carole