Wednesday, 6 August 2014

"Random Blocks" 10x10 blocks

Simple and fresh colours - what to do with 100 71/2" squares in 4 colour ways 

100 squares in red and cream, blue and white, green and cream, yellow and cream stripes all placed in a random pattern but stripes in sequence 
I bought these off eBay a 100 squares but there were not 25 of each ..... hence the random pattern 
c 80" square before adding borders so will cover a double bed 

Close up of a corner 
Yet to be framed - probably in blue 
May embellish it with flowers like I did for Joan's 4 day quilt 
Quilting will happen when its cooler! 

"Beach Huts" - quilt in progress

"Beach Huts"
Made from recycled shirts - have added the frame where have extended the beach huts into the frame and added waves by using the curved shirt tails - pics to follow 
I used the part near the cuff for each hut - using the opening as the beach hut 'doors' 
Its taken me several years to accumulate the right cotton shirts! 

Apologies to my friends and few followers - but have been very ill/exhausted and had a really bad ME relapse over the past few months plus been looking after ailing parents - so trying to catch up and post a few things I have been doing to keep sane! 

"Birdies at The Window " - quilt in progress

Birdies Quilt - in progress 
Cream Calico and vintage calico's and prints
Meant to be a window - looking out at birds on a tree - the log cabin 'Judges Steps' frame is a  nod to curtains 

The top is finished - after all the free motion embroidery, appliques and piecing 

Birdie in left bottom corner - chasing a fly

Birdy in bottom right corner - pecking at grain

Birdy top right - chasing a dragon fly

Birdy top left - caught a juicy worm! 

Pink birds feeding their young

Blue birds singing

Blue Birds fighting over a worm

Brown birds - well had to have some brown ones - covers most of the ones I can identify - its a brown jobby!! I am no bird watcher .................. LOL!!

Stone The Crows - table runner

This is 'Stone the Crows' a pieced and appliqued table runner with lost and lots of free motion embroidery 
I lost count after 25 bobbins were used so think about 30-35 reels + bobbins of thread were used! 
Fabrics were upholstery fabric and furnishings fabrics in cotton canvas, velvet's and chenille's.
All in shades of grey's, dusty lavender, blacks and silvers. 
Quite a muted colour scheme 
It was great fun doing it 
My second piece after Jennny Lankesters free motion class! 
Thanks Jenny for the tuition! 

One end - two crows fighting over a worm - LOL 

Crows pecking for food 

One of the birds 

Another bird

Close up of the birds fighting over a worm 

All in all took a week to make, and is a birthday gift to my husband as he is a bird watcher! 
He looked quite pleased when he unwrapped it - I think!! 
This came SECOND at the Waldringfield Village Show in the 'Other needlework' section