Thursday, 26 February 2009

School Tonight

Bags are packed and machine is raring to go.
The black bag at the back is my latest purchase from Spot Light and it contains my cutting mats, rules and whatever else may find it way in there. I thought it was the easiest way to carry all my gear without making a couple of trips to the car.

This morning while twiddling my thumbs waiting for a tradesman to arrive I decided to have a go at making one of these Octagonal Fabric basket. They are so simple to make I think there will be a few made as Gifts through out the year. Yep another trip to Spot Light coming up.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Snowball Blocks.

After cutting out 20 x 6 1/2" squares and 80 x 2 1/2" squares it was down to business to draw diagonal lines corner to corner on the smaller of the squares, pinning them right side together in each of the 6 1/2" square corners. Making sure the pencil lines formed a diamond pattern . I then stitched along the pencil lines.

Once sewn into place I folded and pressed the triangle back toward the corners.

Now time to trim away the middle piece of the triangle and trim block if necessary.

Once completed each snowball block should measure 6 1/2"

Unfortunately I missed my last lesson but hopefully after class this week I'll be able to catch up and not fall too far behind. Looks like a lot of extra homework coming up but that is life.

C'ya for now

Friday, 13 February 2009

Quilt Update

No not the washing but just the material being rinsed and hung on the clothes lines before I could start the slicing and dicing.

And Guess what? I decided I didn't like the Blue toning I bought last week so it was back to Spot Light where I got some green tones and I feel far more comfortable with them.

At Last nights class we managed to cut out some of the material and I made up 2 of the Snowflake blocks. Hopefully over the next 8 weeks you will be able to keep up with my quilt's progress. Now to find time for my homework.

Friday, 6 February 2009

Quilting Class

The top picture was taken on my mobile phone of our Quilting Instructor's Quilt that we are going to attempt to make. I love the Rose pattern but unfortunately when I hit the shop this morning I was not able to find any Rose Design.

The Floral fabric will be my main focal one and the lighter one I will use as my backing.

I am still unsure on one of the Blues for my contrast pieces but I have a few days to think about it and maybe change my mind if I want. A couple of lovely ladies in the shop this morning said I had picked wisely but I am still not so sure myself.

P.S. I think I am going to enjoy this class and maybe even stop on to a more advanced one yet.