Sunday, December 23, 2012
I have to say I love these templates. They are so easy to use and are I used my Roller blade. I think my Pinwheels will have another personality with little hexagons in their centres.
The Pie in the sky quilt is progressing nicely. Am putting blocks in groups of four before I group them as a big Quilt.
Enjoy yourselves and all that wonderful family time.
I know my machine will not be turned on for a while now as Family Time takes over. I had my day of Fun though
Wishing all a Wonderful Christmas
and a Bright, Happy and Creative2013
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Sorry no Photos but I am reporting in to say that while I did not make a nearly insane block this week I did sew B17 into its row. I also have now nearly made all the blocks for the Queen size Pie in the sky quilt I talked about in September 23 post. Some are still in units and two thirds still need to be sashed but it is starting to take real shape. I am happy.
I am also just loving my new Bernina 820. She is purring like a pussy cat. I can even set my block up underneath the arm ready to sew. All that room is fantastic.
Monday, November 12, 2012
This block took me a while. Notice the Rooster and hen in the centre block.
Cyndi I just had to have a play with those gorgeous Trade Winds fabrics. Added to my challenge was getting all the colours in the right place :-)
Have a great Week all Cheers Lynne
Sunday, November 11, 2012
My Friend Nancy and I designed a dolls quilt for each other and made it into a little kit to share. The bird one is the one I made to share with her. The shape is different because it is the shape of an wertheim lid to a sewing machine.
This little quilt was a kit from BusyThimble made with the Charleston range. Of course the little Conversationals are my additions.
This is the gorgeous little kit that Nancy made up for me. She chose some of her favourite fabrics and of course that gorgeous apricot Sturbridge.
This little quilt was made on a Miniature sewing machine called a Little Worker or a Midget . It has a tine shuttle and I lost count how many times I had to fill it.! If you click on the link you will see the machine.
Have a look at the gorgeous quilt that Taryn is giving away. It is the most gorgeous Dolls Quilt. I love it. I would be proud to be an owner of this little cutie :-)
Also there are many other doll quilts that others have linked to so sit down with a cuppa and be inspired. Cheers Lynne
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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I can finally say it is finished. Plan on putting it into the row later. I am happy The little kitties just fit.
Next blocks to complete are 47 35 and 17. The last two are complex and I just noticed I have not made 18 which is in the next row. That is a bit of a doozy. I am well on the way to finishing all the blocks though.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Took 2 photos and the colours are still not quite right. The outer red is a stronger red than shows. I do like the way all the colours interact with each other. Not quite complimenting each other but happy all the same. I think that with this block the fabrics were harder to choose than doing the block itself. I will add it to the row. Choose the colours for the dreaded block 22 and give myself time on the Pie in the Sky quilt for a little while. B 22 is the last block I need to do to complete the row. Have a great Weekend all Cheers Lynne
Sunday, September 30, 2012
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It is a long weekend here and we are enjoying a little bit of sun. little bit of rain and a little bit of sewing. :-)
Enjoy Cheers Lynne
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Block is finished :-) I am happy One more block in this row before I am forced to tackle B22. The one I have been avoiding forever! One of my most favourite fabrics is the Sturbridge Apricot. Wish they made more repro apricots. I have less than a F8 left of this one and lets just say I will be very sad when it is gone.
Gorgeous Spring day here and it is going to be even better tomorrow. Happy Sewing All Cheers Lynne
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I have unearthed my Nearly Insane and as I am now putting the rows together and need to fill in gaps Block 34 is next on the list. As we have had some glorious Spring days I decided that the centre needs to be a buzzy bee. This is a fairly simple block so I have no excuse not to finish it!
Here are some of the Pie in the Sky Blocks pieced with their sashing as I go along. Decided to stitch them together in units of 4. I probably have 1/3 of the blocks made for a Queen Size quilt and plan on using the pieces as leaders and enders as I progress to the next quilt for the week. Must confess I just so loved making these blocks that the intention of rotating quilts once a week stretch to 3 weeks on this one! I do have lots of fabrics cut so I can work on this side by side with Rowan’s Quilt. Hopefully will have pictures to take of that one soon. The quilt will have a totally different flavour as the two brothers are so totally different.
Have a great Sunday and make sure to fit in some time for yourself :-) Cheers Lynne
Sunday, September 9, 2012
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This is my 12 days of Christmas quilt. I actually made two. One for me and one for a friend. She has hers and I was dragging my heels finishing off mine. Except for the borders hers is the same as mine. I just did not have enough fabric to make the same borders too. There are a few conversationals in there. Sandcastles and shells to signify where I live. Little birds cause I love bird fabric Bees and a bee hive, Roses because I love them and my friend Nancys favourite colour is blue so lots of that and her favourite fabric the apricot Sturbridge in the nine patch. That is now becoming a precious fabric as there is very little left.
Have a look at the gorgeous quilt that Taryn is giving away. It s the most gorgeous Dolls Quilt. I love it. I would be proud to be an owner of this little cutie :-)
Have a Great Week All Cheers Lynne
Friday, September 7, 2012
Well the top is finished. I had not done machine buttonhole for about 5 years and discovered that it is like riding a bike – something that you never forget. I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt. The buttonhole is very fine and I used matching cotton threads. I am waiting on delivery of the backing fabric to machine quilt. The sashings do not match as I thought that the fabric was so busy that it did not really matter.
Currently I am working on Pie in the Sky a Kim Diehl Quilt. No 2 son needs a new quilt for his bed. The pattern is a star in a shoofly and is fun to make. When I have made a few more I will take some photos. I also need to make a quilt for No 1 son. Have the fabric and am making a combination pattern. A bit from here and a bit from there. Not started yet but I am going to try doing a bit of project a week with every week a different one. Could come unstuck but it is worth a try. I have not given up on the Nearly Insane and that is one of the weekly projects.
Stay Tune Cheers Lynne
Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Ideal was designed by Leslie Slater around 1910 but it was not until 1921 that they actually started to produce these machines. It was designed as a lightweight transportable chain stitch machine. However they were not a success and the company had failed by 1922. Do not know where they were manufactured but many were as there are quite a few survivors. However the quality of the nickel plating was poor and many of them are not in Ideal condition.