Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Red, red wine

No red wine for me today as I have a migraine but here are my latest two blocks.    These were all made from scraps, HSTs that were sitting in the scrap box.  I think I just have one more red block to catch up on on.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

I see red, I see red, I see red

I went to the beach last week with my good friend and although I was quilting I didn't work on my 6 inch blocks.  Today I thought I had better spend some time on this project.  I had a lot of fun with these two block.  The Wonky Goose Star is made of tiny scraps of fabric that are full of memories so it was a lot of fun to put together.

Just installed sculptures of Godwits which migrate between Foxton Beach of Siberia each year.

On the first day I whipped up this little baby quilt for two colleagues who are due to have a baby soon.  I adapted this pattern at Bloom and Blossom by cutting smaller strips to make better use of the left over pieces I had from an earlier baby quilt. This was the only pattern I could find that didn't involve sewing 1/2 square triangles.

And lastly we decided we needed coffee one day and visited  a cafe where I ordered Banana Cake.  Have you ever had Banana Cake like this? 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Modern Tradition

Today I went to Wellington with DH to see the Capital Quilters exhibition, entitled A Modern Tradition.  The venue at Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt was a great setting; a lovely modern venue with 3 different areas to display the quilts.  There was a great variety of quilts, lots of different styles of both piecing and quilting, and lots of fabulous use of colour.

I had lots of favourites,and these are some:

Zebra Crossing by Sheryl Anicich:

Garden for Birds 2 by Adrianne Reid:
Adrianne blogs at The Windy Side and her quilt won merit ribbons
for first time entrant and small bed quilt

Shirt Tail Series No. 23 Back to Square One by Heather Harding:

56 Stars by Jill Nickel:
I loved the quilting on this quilt - 
something different in each area of background

Barbed Wire for Barb Dwyer by Ronnie Rutter:

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Deep red (and a diversion to other colours)

I'm still loving playing in the red scrap box. Today I made the latest two red blocks for the RSC Sampler and caught up on some of the blocks I has missed from other months. Now I only have a couple left on my catch-up list.  I had been procrastinating about making the Le Moyne Star but it went together really easily.  I think that using a batik helped with the pressing and keeping it square.  I liked this theory and applied it to the Broken Dishes/Green Star which is much more square than it looks in this funny photo.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

I love playing in the red scrap box

I made three red blocks for the RSC Sampler this weekend.  When I did the catch up photo earlier in the week I realised that there are a few blocks that I've missed so I have to catch up on those as well.  The green Boxed Kite is one of those.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Half way point

This week was the half way point for 2014.  And so the participants in the in Rainbow Scrap Challenge are posting a progress photo for their blocks.

Here's mine.  No fancy layout; I took them to work today to photograph during daylight hours but my day wasn't very conducive to creativity.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The colour for July is red

Angela has posted that the colour for the RSC Sampler for July is red... I should be able to find a few red scraps.

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My sewing at the moment seems to be focused on a couple of quilt-a-long projects I've joined. For a while now I've wanted to use u...