Monday, August 25, 2014

Building Blocks Quilt - FMQ Along #14

It has been a while since I have done a post on this project. Honestly I haven't been happy with my progress and the project has been sped up so I knew there was no way I could keep up. So it has been sitting there in it bag since the end of May I think. Over the last couple week I have been thinking about it I should at least keep going even if I can't keep up. I really want to improve my FMQ, so I pieced the next 2 blocks ready for quilting.
Finally I got to the 4 pinwheel blocks and after some warm up on my Celtic Solstice quilt doing the borders. I got them completed. So here they are.
My spirals are rubbish but I had a-ha moment with the pebbles I think I have them worked out but need to work on them in a larger size.
 This one is very interesting how it turned out.
 One of my favourites
My other favourite.
I am stilling having problems with some designs but there was a few designs I am now starting to enjoy like wiggly lines, zig zags and straight lines especially if I don't have to mark the blocks.  That is my major problem, marking the blocks I just can't see the marking clear enough to follow them and I think that is really putting me off. So these blocks I only marked the 8 inch square in the middle for guidance and went for it after watching Leah's And Josh's tutorials on each block.  I must admit there is improvement in my technique; thank goodness I was starting to think I wasn't going to get passed the basics. There is hope for all of us who think we are not good enough. 
Until next time
 Keep Free Motion Quilting 
We will get there in the end; it just may be the long way round.

Unexpected Visitors

Just working on the laptop printing some Inklingo shapes for my Castle Wall project which I have done very little on when I looked out the french doors next to me. I was surprised by the neighbours sheeps looking in my doors. The cheeky buggers think the grass is greener on our side of the fence. They are not the only ones that like our grass there is a rabbit who loves to visit when it is hungry.
I don't think Cisco was too happy with them. He was good, he didn't over reacted but you can see he is on guard.

Until next time
Keep Stitching

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Road trip to Wellington

On Saturday we spend the day in Wellington South Australia with the ladies from the Murray Bridge Patches and Quilters. They were on their retreat in Wellington. It was a beautiful day for a drive with the sun out for most of the day and no rain. 
 My little corner.

We took a selection from the shop for the ladies. I think they liked what was on offer, especially the charm square pack special I had on offer, all sold out. The ladies did a great job looking us with lunch, tea, coffee and sweet treats. 

There were a lot of projects on the go. I love to see what other quilters are working on. After lunch there was a little workshop on a Christmas tree ornament which Judith asked me to join in on and helped me get started on my tree. I didn't get far as I was needed in the shop but I can see me making a few of these.
Before I knew it the day was gone and it was time to pack up and head home. The boxes were lighter going back into the car, which is a nice feeling. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with these ladies.

Until next time 
Keep Stitching 
PS I will share pictures of my christmas tree once I have unpack all the boxes.