Wednesday, 9 August 2017

CLAM SHELLS AND STITCHERIES


I don't seem to have done much since my last post but I have started a little project using 1" clam shells. It takes a lot of 1' clam shells to make a mini quilt so I have cut a lot of my charm squares into 6 clam shells ready to EPP. I have followed Sue Daley's method to piece them but I am still having trouble lining them up correctly on the 2nd row. Hopefully, I shall overcome this problem with practice.


 
 
I have been happily stitching Jenny's latest BOM and just need to whipstitch the hexies together and applique them on.
 
 
 
 
I stitched a previous block and made it into a  heart to hang up. I am now stitching this block again in different colours so I can put it in a quilt with all the other blocks when they are completed. That will be interesting as I have no idea how I am going to do that without a pattern. Nonetheless, there's nothing like a bit of a challenge!
 
 
 
Next post I shall have some pics of Stonehenge which I visited in June 2015.
 
Angel Blessings.
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

OPAM, MUNCHKIN AND PROJECTS ON THE GO

 
 
 
Another month has come and gone so quickly again. However, this time I have completed several projects .
 
I table runner. ( A bit of a challenge for me binding the triangular edges). I completed this earlier in the month and then yesterday it dawned on me that I hadn't made any coasters to match it. So, I managed to hand piece and hand quilt 4 hexie coasters yesterday. Yey!
 
 
I made a hanging heart from one of Jenny's free BOM stitchery designs. Her latest one has been released today so I shall be printing that one up and choosing threads and fabric
this afternoon.
 
 
3 crocheted pot holders grew into 6.
 
 
I finally completed the last of a series of minis I made . Hmm, is it a bit late or a bit early?
 
 
So, that gives me a grand total of 13 projects completed in July. I think that is a personal record.
 
I have been busy doing heaps of crocheted granny squares and have finished the 2nd rounds on them.
 
 
 
I am currently playing with 1" clam shells to EPP with some gorgeous charm squares that Sue gave to me for my birthday back in April. Gee, one can get a lot of clam shells from 1 square when they are so teeny tiny. I just hope I can join them all together efficiently.  
 
 
As well as completing sewing projects each month I have been trying to read a couple of books each month too and I succeeded in July.
 
 
Now, don't worry. I am not going to show pics of my travels today. I can hear your sighs of relief. It has been a long post. However, hehehehe, I am going to show you the latest pic I took of my munchkin on Saturday when he came to visit. 
 
 
 
 
Angel Blessings.