Friday, 23 June 2017

Wonkies Finish!!

Hi there everyone...

AT LAST!

I've finished the Wonky Neighbourhood Top!!



It really did go together quickly - I just have too many projects in the line-up...
Slowly I will finish them all...











 This was the Wonky Neighbours 24" (62cm) start of things...

It really just needed something to finish it off - so the borders were added to the middle and now it measures 40" (129cm).

Then you can always add a border to all that too...
and then we can always go back and add more houses.....

NO just kidding...


And here we have the finished top. 
The borders added 8" to each side and then I found the strips in the scrap bin, so they had to get used too.
I'm thinking of buying polar fleece for the back to help with the 'cozy-ness' factor.






Now I better get myself moving as I have to finish a few more commissions....


and the next issue on our Paper Piecing Digital Magazine...






















*********************************

                                          Quick link to my Craftsy Shop

(when you open the shop.... click on the right side menu and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

WIP Wednesdays....





Hello Everyone!!

I've been so busy getting the Paper Piecing magazine
patterns ready for the end of the month....
The Summer issue is always sooooo cute!!

My Landscape Rows are also taking shape with our
Row #4 getting done...











This is our Row #4 - it has a Forest feel to it.
Each row measures 12 x 40" and is on the Easy Intermediate level.








The row is divided into 4 blocks and this is the first one....




The "little rocks" at the water edge had me hum-ing and ha-ing if I should use it or not. I'm usually not really a person who likes to use that kind of 'texture' fabrics.

Slowly I will get myself out of that "only use solids" mindset....










Here's block 2 of the row...
The waterfall part is done.... yaay.

NO idea why there's such a build up in my mind and then once you're busy its all...... was that it?
Who knows.....


Well, that's it....
I hope you're all busy with your Landscape rows.....

You can post them straight onto my FB page if you like....
Use the Quilt Art Designs page




**************************



Here's a "Take Note of the Date" for you all.....
A week of 'Festive - ity' in July and a "Peek" at all the Christmas patterns and plans ....

*********************************

                                          Quick link to my Craftsy Shop
(when you open the shop.... click on the right side menu and press NEWEST.... then everything will show up)




Friday, 16 June 2017

Tis Friday....already....

Jeepers but this week just flew by and its already Friday...
I think my head is somewhere around Wednesday.

I've been sewing my Wonky Neighbours Border on and off between all the housework. I've been showing the house how to do it for years now, but no, it will not do it on its own.....






















So far its 2 sides done and now Im eager to just finish it up...

Have a great Week - End!!


**************************



Here's a "Take Note of the Date" for you all.....
A week of 'Festive - ity' in July and a "Peek" at all the Christmas patterns and plans ....

*********************************

                                          Quick link to my Craftsy Shop

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

WIP Wednesday

I've been so busy with designing new blocks.....
some of them for the BOM and others for
Christmas ... already....

and I've managed to sew my first block on the new Landscape Row #4




The first part of the Forest landscape is done and I found a light aqua fabric for the background with a tiny pattern - almost looks like it could be raining or even snowing....

Very easy to put together block


















**************************



Here's a "Take Note of the Date" for you all.....
A week of 'Festive - ity' in July and a "Peek" at all the Christmas patterns and plans ....

*********************************

                                          Quick link to my Craftsy Shop

Friday, 9 June 2017

Wonky Neighbours Border

Hello all...

I've had such a rubbish head cold this past week. I tried so hard to avoid it when my son was sneezing and coughing, but it seems it knew exactly where to find me....
I just hate that feeling of being so 'slow in the head' and everything is such an issue.....


Anyhoo.....



I wanted to show that I was also busy sewing my Wonky Neighbours Border for the wonky mini quilt I made.


I have so many scraps and I feel bad throwing some of them out, so these kind of projects are just what was called for. Unfortunately the bigger scraps have now just become some smaller scraps and I still don't want to throw them out. (Im talking about a 4 to 5" piece) You can always use them - somewhere.....





This is the plan - the eventual finished Wonky Neighbourhood .....

The centre measures 24" and the borders 8" each side. Altogether 40" and then another solid border of 2" each side.

The sewing part is going together very quickly which suits me just fine...







This is where we are at the moment.
Im thinking of adding another border around this part before I add the wonky house border.


Not long now..... This is the almost done top border.
Thank heavens it super easy.

***********************************
I was also behind my computer making our next BOM block for July..... its super cute!!! 
and then I also made this one...



This is "cat sleeping on a quilt"

I just love looking at photos with a cat assistant helping out with a quilt....

 I miss my assistant ....











The great thing about EQ7 is the adding of fabrics to your design. It really gives it a different feel.


I've already added this pattern (24x30" - 62x76cm) to my Craftsy Shop.







If you have any photos you would like to share, you can always link them to our Flickr group.
Thanks


*********************************

                                          Quick link to my Craftsy Shop




Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Landscape Rows


Hello everyone

Its time to chat about the
Landscape Rows....

















Today we finish up with Landscape Row #3


The row had a very "tropical" feel to it which was great for using up all the odd colour scraps that I have. I wanted the sky to look different to the other rows so I went with this light grey, but now it just looks as if its really overcast.....


At this point we'ere half way done already.
Only 3 more rows to do... and as you have seen, they're not at all difficult.



*** I've added Landscape Row #4 to the Craftsy Shop already and we've got around 6+ weeks to get it finished.... Loads of time!! This one has a waterfall and a forest.



You could still join us if you'd like....
 Landscape rows 1 - 3 are also in my Craftsy Shop.

If you have any photos you would like to share, you can always link them to our Flickr group.
Thanks

*********************************

                                          Quick link to my Craftsy Shop






Monday, 5 June 2017

June Bitty Block

Hello everyone...

Its the first Monday after the beginning of the new month so that means....

Its Bitty Block time!!

For June we have a 5" (13cm) Intermediate level flower block.

Its a pretty pink Magnolia flower.


I'm usually not keen to do flower blocks - I somehow feel that its one of those things I just cant get right and therefore are no good...

You can get your FREE block in my Craftsy Shop.


*********************************

                                          Quick link to my Craftsy Shop



Thursday, 1 June 2017

June Wild Babies Block of the Month

Hello everyone!

Its time for the Wild Babies Block of the Month again.....

This month we have a Hippo calf - and yes!! its Fiona!!




Fiona is an African Nile Hippo that was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo in the USA. The zoo keepers have cared for her and taught her for these past 4 months. I watch her videos on Facebook and she is such a cutie. I just love her!!


 Here she is with Wendy - one of the zoo keepers.
Just look at those cute toes!!




The pattern was sewn up for me by my good friend Ulrike Brandl of Germany
Oh thank you so very much!! I know you love hippos just as much as I do. This one is perfect!
Our pattern measures 16" (41cm) and is on the Intermediate Level.



I really hope you enjoy sewing this one just as much!!

Pattern for June is FREE for the month 
and is in my Craftsy Shop



*********************************

                                          Overview quick link to my Craftsy Shop