Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Day 31 Stitching Post; Crochet and Cat

January 31 Decided to lay squares out roughly to see how many more I need to make. If I make another 10  I can finish it 10 by 11  which looks about right. The gold is quite dominant but I think it could do with a couple more perhaps? I thought I had more rose …

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Day 30 Stitching Post; New toy

January 30 My new toy has arrived. I now have a 18mm Clover rotary cutter to use with my Carolyn Forster templates. I can now press on with the Bows and Arrows quilt I started Monday. I will cut out a few pieces while the Shepherd’s pie cooks so that I can hand piece later …

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Day 30 Stitching Post; New toy has arrived

January 30 My 18 mm Clover Rotary Cutter has arrived from Cotton Patch today. I can now press on with my Bows and Arrows quilt. The perspex templates from Monday’s workshop are made for rotary cutting. I will cut out a few pieces while the Shepherd’s pie is cooking so that I can do some …

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Day 29 Stitching Post; Are we there yet?

January 29 Listened to the afternoon play with a coffee, before making a cake and starting on the ironing. Managed quite a few crochet squares. I do not have a great deal of yarn left so I think I must be nearly there. Perhaps tomorrow I will lay all the squares out on the floor …

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Day 28 Stitching Post; Another cushion completed.

January 28 As promised , I have completed my cushion. I found a fat quarter which, with a bit of piecing, made a good backing for the envelope cover. It is not as pink as the front-which may be a good thing! (Pretty bird by Pillow & Maxfield and there ‘s not a bird in …

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Day 27 Stitching Post; Cushion top completed.

January 27 I have just finished adding the hand stitching on the cushion top. It looks very different with its curves. Later in the week I will find a suitable backing and make up the cushion.

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Day 26 Stitching Post;Bows and Arrows Quilt

January 26 Bows and Arrows Quilt. Today I had a lovely time on a workshop with  Carolyn Forster. She is an inspirational teacher and showed us many ways of cutting and arranging a quilt based on 2 templates. I managed the  8 blocks shown here. I have not decided yet how I will arrange them …

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Day25 Stitching Post;WIP

January 25 5 minute blocks Pressed and trimmed. I have decided to make another 12 blocks by machine and make up a cushion front. Hopefully I will be able to show you the finished article tomorrow. I think I will hand stitch the pinwheels to make curves, but time will tell…

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Day 24 Stitching Post;Five Minute Block

January 24 Five Minute Block. Spent a while playing with the block shown to us at Oast Quilters by Michelle this afternoon. This technique was developed by Suzanne McNeill. It can be pieced by hand or machine and arranged in many ways. I chose to stitch by hand and finger press. I will give the …

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Day 23 Stitching Post; More Blues

January 23 More blues. Managed to crochet a few more squares while Stephanie kindly drove us to the Ardingly Quilt Festival. Need to get back into the patchwork and quilting now;Inspired by all of those lovely fabrics.

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