Monday, July 20, 2015

Schools back, sewing is a go...JELLY STARS

Jelly stars...

Yeah school has gone back and today I got time to spend the afternoon sewing before school pickup..

The jelly stars have been started for a class project ..

Progress so far...

Start with a jelly roll and a bit about 60 strips of 2.5" strips.. Make your stars

Then sew stars together cut the background diamonds and wella. Stars galore...

This is fun as you don't know what you get unless you plan like crazy...  It is helpful to not have too many directional prints especially if they are not cut perfectly in your jelly roll.  You can however cut your own strips from your stash.. Along with a 60 degree ruler.

I hope the ladies enjoy this in class on Saturday. 

Until next time, thanks for visiting, happy stitching


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rainbow Colours

The weather turned bad down south a week ago soo cold,  I felt like it was winter, so i got in front of the fire I got out the wool and crochet hook and started that rug I have been meaning to get to.  Just lovely colours of the rainbow... as my DD No 3 said. Is it for me!!

I'm not sure how big to make this. What do you think?

Happy Stitching until next visit.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Snow and freezing temperatures in july

Wow July already, I have been gently reminded I have not been posting...  But I have been busy in the sewing room... This post has lots of photos..

More progress to the hexagon QAL the end is in sight

Pickles are finished .. Ready for the background blocks...

I have a returned appliqué quilt finally quilted... Ready for binding

Also a returned Dresden plate quilt binding on ready to sew down...

The lorax quilt all bound and hung

Some quilting started myself on the Xmas wall hanging by Natalie Bird

Just to prove I have started securing the blocks..... What to do next will pose more of a challenge

A pineapple cushion... This will look good with the Dresden plate quilt ...

I had a request for dr Seuss cushions for my DD 1the teacher, so here is what was quickly whipped up

For all those mums out there coping with school holiday woes.  A bit of sewing goes a long way.. But as my DD 3 told me remember mum that STRESSED is Desserts spelt backward...  So go for a dessert she tells me.  Perhaps that is because it is her favourite meal of the day.

So happy school holidays for all those in New Zealand.