Wednesday, 30 April 2014

simple sewing and a phew!


I've been getting on with my QAL and BOM blocks but I started with the easy bits. I've yet to do March of the Classic meets Modern QAL but here is April's Double Z block:



I want to get on to the pretty appliqué but for now here's my background for the first English Country Garden BOM block:


I know it looks dark and kind of boring but it's going to make that daisy pop and I've used some of my very favourite fabrics since I've decided this will be for the (not so) baby girl. I need to get cracking with Joan's big girl quilt too, those butterflies are waiting on me finishing the final appliqué block.


It's been fun getting back to work on the machine because I've done some marathon hand quilting. I just finished quilting a baby quilt and this is how much of the cream perle thread I had left - so lucky I didn't run out!


I've got the bias binding ready - the chevron print is hopefully going to add a cool graphic look to the edge of the quilt - not that I forgot I was cutting it on the bias and it wouldn't be stripy obviously *doh*


Wish me luck it doesn't look too much of a f**k up bad!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
**I've got 666 gfc followers - please someone else follow me quick!!** 
Another phew, saved by the lovely Catrin :)

16 comments:

  1. Fancy having so many followers- it's because your blog is always fun! I wish I could follow again so you didn't have the devil's number but I'm sure it won't be long before someone else does.
    Do you always cut your binding on the bias? I've been cutting my fabric straight. What are the pros and cons?
    I love the perle hand quilting for the baby quilt.

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  2. I think the binding is going to look lovely!! Hope you get another follower soon!

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  3. Laughing at your last two comments. Thankfully someone followed you or I would have offered to unfollow just to take you off 666. ;-)

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  4. Nowt wrong with 666!
    Are you doing curved corners?

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  5. Those chevrons will be fine! It will look modern and great!

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  6. 667 - how do you keep track of us all?

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  7. Ba ha ha, you never fail to crack me up!! Love the blocks :)

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  8. p.s. blog is lookin' good ;)

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  9. I think that Z block is so great!!! -Letty

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  10. love the Z block and the handquilting. I have been having binding marathons. my callous is almost fully formed which must mean I'm about done with the binding. that's usually how it goes. =) I bet you will make that "boring" background lots more exciting before you are done with it. but I'd really like to see the butterflies, too! so much to choose from, never a dull moment with lucy-angel.

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  11. Busy, busy lady! I think the block for applique is pretty (some of my favorites are in there too! My number is so close to 500 I jump anyone follows by bloglovin hoping they will signup under GFC. I am so glad the number was not around for months bothering you. Why does binding take so long to hand sew on? Bet you do it super fast! Have a lovely Friday!

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  12. Made a double z for Farmer's Wife! It is a great block! Looking forward to seeing a popping daisy and glad the devil's number isn't bothering you....for now!

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  13. Good to see some brown in there ;) Next block is out Monday- making it myself this weekend!

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  14. I love the selection of dark moody fabric strips especially as a background for a fun daisy. Ooh spooky 666, lucky Catrin saved you!!

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  15. Your hand quilting is amazingly gorgeous! And thankfully you didn't run out of thread. Phew!

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  16. Hahaha you're funny. I'm so glad you swear too! There's a Facebook meme that sums me up, classy educated woman who says f a lot.

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