Monday, 27 July 2015

KYO Block 2015/16 May-August

I have been doing a Keep Your own Block of the month which started in May i did the August block today so thought i share the 4 blocks done so far

Here is the links to the blocks so far

Below is the blocks 

May: Nelson's Victory
June: Mr Roosevelt's Necktie
July: Ohio Star
August: Starflower

Nelson's Victory

Mr Roosevelt's Necktie

Ohio Star 



Friday, 17 July 2015

New Quilt

I had an order for a quilt for a girl so not done it too girly or young did it in colours that I was asked for I have sent it & it has been received


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

BlueBird Beach Washcloth

Here is the latest wash cloth it is done in Aquamarine by Bernat in the dishcloth cotton

if you like to see the pattern  click here   it is a free pattern but you may have to sign up to Lion Brand Site not sure on that

Hope you like it


Monday, 13 July 2015

Christmas FQs

I had ordered some Christmas Fat Quarters I got 40 in total for £35.52 including postage so that works out a little under £0.89 each they are all different may have the same pattern but different colour
All I have to do now is come up with ideas to use them have a few but if you know of patterns or something please share


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Beach Towel Stripe Dishcloth

I have done two more Dish/Wash cloths the pattern is from Lily's Sugar "N" Cream the original calls for White & Hot Pink (plus there are other colours)

I found a ball of white & one of Hot Pink so was pleased so I have done how it shown on pattern but then i reversed it so which one do you prefer



Thursday, 9 July 2015

I Posted a new Post

I haven't posted in a while so thought I had better before you all think I have stopped all together

So what been happening since my last post, had my MRI which shows no change on the Meningioma & the specialist has agreed to me having them done at a hospital which is nearer to me still 15 miles away but at least there is a bus service to it if need be so saw the Neurologist there & he put me on Gabapentin I was on 100mg 3 times a day but when i went to get some more i have had them put up to 300mg 3 times a day
 Well enough about that let get on to something much more interesting like my crafts

I will work backwards so starting with the latest projects i been doing some washcloths

Palm Beach washcloth

Laguna Beach Washcloth

Aran Jacket & hat 
Simple Texture pattern in Online Jupiter yarn

Hexagon table runner 
I also have a quilt that I have done but I can't share until the person gets it so will post that next time

I have a few quilting projects in the to do list one is a quilt for me but may be getting an order for a large quilt so until i know if i got that won't start

The other big news for me is that I am going on a Free Motion Quilt class day on the 18th really looking forward to that as it the day after my birthday it a continuation of the celebrations lol 

DH has given me money for my birthday already as he said did i want a gift or the money & if a gift what so as i didn't even know i said money please lol I have also received a Amazon gift card which is always so very welcomed the way i get books for the kindle it will so be used plus i received a large quilting folder which has different blocks plus template it is in a folder that has different leaves in really nice even if the blocks are older it timeless

Well until my next post take care  

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Been Busy

Since Christmas I been busy, I have done some pot holders 1 for a swap, I also have done a Knitting Bag & a Bag these was for a birthday gift
one some socks which was a Pay it Forward so sent them to some just because.
Here are the photos


Friday, 9 January 2015

Baby Quilts & Socks

I did two baby's quilt for two Grand Nephews born one in November 2014 & the other 6th January 2015 
The 1st one is for the one born in November the other is for the one in January, i used a teddy backing fabric for the November one & i used a plain flannel on the back for the 2nd one
I did a label but as it gives full name DOB ect i am not sharing the labels

2nd Quilt

I was in a swap which was Oct/Nov a sort of Christmas one well part of it i received some lovely yarn which was 
Premier Yarns Deborah Norville collection Serenity
This is the socks I have knitted with it for me I really like the yarn 
  I have done other socks & other items before Christmas gifts which i have not posted
I hope to do better with posting on the blog as i know i have not posted very much
Wishing you All a Very Happy New Year

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Quilt & Socks

Here is some of what I have been doing since my last post
I done a pair of socks I used Online Yarn Saturn range I also

I also been working on a quilt this is my first big quilt that I have done Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) on it was harder than I expected because of size also backing is black flannel & as I used a black variegated thread on the top where it the black & gold fabric & it was black it was difficult to see plus my eyes are not that good but I am pleased with the results the photos are the whole quilt, closer of top & border & back showing the FMQ

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

What I have been working on

Since my last post I have been knitting & doing some quilting projects so here they are
The Online range is a 4 ply yarn 

Online Yarn Silk Range Colour 109 a pair of socks for me

A Shawl which will be a gift for someone I used Online Yarn Emotion III range I did a diagonal pattern

A 3 piece wash set I done a face mitt, Hand towel & a Back Scrubber I used a double moss stitch for all the colour is Tangerine

I also done some Dishcloths a couple of these went in to a swap

I done a log cabin table runner which was for a swap I used a Thermal wadding which is also for Oven Gloves/Mitts which is quite thick so didn't do much quilting on it

This pot holder also went in to a swap

 So While I have not posted much I have been busy I hadn't realised how much I had done until I have posted it all

Monday, 21 July 2014

Sewing Cabinet & Birthday

 Well I just had 60th birthday on 17th it been a good birthday had some lovely flowers from my Grandchildren then from my daughter & son a Amazon Gift Voucher so i have ordered some quilting books plus got a book on the kindle & still have plenty left

Flowers from my Grandchildren

Went up to my DD for the week-end was going to have a BBQ but weather was bad so it was a Buffet style inside

I had some money from DH plus some lovely gifts from friends so I done very well all in all

I decided a month ago I would order a Horn Cub Plus Sewing Cabinet to treat myself for my birthday here is some photos of it, arrived on my birthday as well

Door Closed

Door Open

Door & Flap open

Open with Machine in Flat Bed position  


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer Porch Quilt

I had a pack of FQs a few years ago for a birthday gift they were P&B Textiles Chole range i had wanted to make a quilt with these there was 22 in the pack I used a flannel backing & cotton wadding/batting

Well i decided on doing a Quilt using the pattern Summer Porch from Quilts through the Seasons by Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day) this was a first for me as i have never done a quilt using a pattern i did make a slight change as the twin & queen sizes was not either big enough or too big so this has finished at 82" x 95" 

I did not do the quilting on this as i wanted this to be a special one so i had my friend Janet McElroy to do it as she does do other people's quilts & she don't have a longarm just a sewing machine so she does such a marverlous job you can see her other quilts if you go to her Blog  

I still have to make a label for this as my printer has been down waiting to see if a new part will work or i need to get a new one so will do that & add that to the back so it will have all the info on it as i hope this will be a heirloom quilt so here a lot of photos some are what i took some are from Janet

Front of Quilt
Front of Quilt 

Close up

Corner block

Border treatment 

Close up


Blocks together

Back of quilt
Back of quilt

Close up of back of quilt

Close up of back

Back close up

Corner back of quilt