Sunday, 27 March 2016
Saturday, 20 February 2016
I have signed up to this sew along. I am learning a lot of new things along the way. It is the 1930s Farmers Wife sampler quilt. I havent received my book yet, and there are so many people taking part in this I wonder in my heart is there a book out there with my name on it. If there is I should get it this week.
the first three blocks Becky, Bonnie and Auntthe fourth is Betty
The fifth Caroline. I’m not so sure about this block. Not much contrast. Maybe I will make again.
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Monday, 20 July 2015
Thursday, 16 July 2015
Yes, you can believe your eyes. I am blogging twice in the same week. I just wanted to share some fun I have been having. I joined in a Mystery Quiltalong that Kaaren is offering. I have just fallen in love with these little houses. It rained this evening, so I had just the excuse to play along.
I love them.
The Quiltalong came along at just the right time. I had finished my second Safe Harbor, also designed by Kaaren, and had nothing else started. Though, I have a couple of 50th Birthday quilts to do before Nov/Dec. I’ll start those soon. We are hoping for a dry day tomorrow to take Safe Harbor to Nicola to be quilted. Doesnt look promising at the minute. Of course, it would be another good opportunity to make more little houses. Bye for now.x
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
I think I will have to start a diary on the laptop, so I will be reminded what has been going on since I last blogged. My niece’s cat Enzo loves to curl up on my sil’s quilt, so I thought he needed one of his own. A few disappearing 9 patch blocks later, and he seems to agree with me.
The tall ships were in Belfast at the beginning of July. GD, D2 and I spent a great day admiring them and eating lots of unhealthy/tasty snacks from the international markets. My new favourite food is sweet potato fries.
My second Safe Harbor quilt top is finished and ready for the quilter. Planning to take it on Friday.
The sun came out just when I needed it, and DH had just cut the grass/moss, so it was just right for my photo shoot. This is a big quilt, so I put the flowers beside it to get some perspective.
Cats do love quilts. Here is Amber on a pile of little quilts I have received from participants of A Little Quilt Swap. She found them on the bed, and thought she would try them for size/comfort.
Talk again soon. Barbara.
Monday, 8 June 2015
Here it is in the Home Industries Section of our local Agricultural Show. Excuse the chairs, it was displayed in the school. If you look at the top right you will see a red ticket. Pondhouse won first prize, and this cup.
I have made a few of these
This one went to France with my grandaughter’s exchange student.
My little quilt from A Little Quilt Swap went to Marie in USA. It is a paper pieced Backgammon Board.The mini daffodils were out, so I photographed it with them…mini with minis.
I received a most beautiful little quilt from Mary in EnglandJust now I am trying to complete a second Safe Harbor quilt designed by Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt. I love the first one to bits. It was longarm quilted also by Nicola Doherty Roe.
In May my D2 and I were at an event where Jennie Rayment was speaking. She inspired me to consider putting a bit of texture into my quilting. I havent done anything yet, but made this little sample of twisted pleats the next day while I was still pumped up and full of ideas………hope they come to pass.
This is all I I I. Thanks are due to all the gifted and talented quilters who design and inspire me. My part is to enjoy doing the quilty things.
Today is sunny and bright. To finish off I have a pic to leave with you. I did not take it, but it has such awe factor, I thought you would enjoy it. Thank you all who follow and are patient with my ramblings, or lack of them. I will try to do better.