This week in pictures

Hmm, a week as gone by and I haven't posted, downloaded pictures from my camera or checked any of the blogs I follow!  Yes I have been a bit unwell this week, but also lost the fight for "the stick" to use the Internet with DH...well he does work from home, so gets first priority!  It took me two and half hours this morning to catch up on the blogs I follow, which might seems like a waste of time, but it did fill me with inspiration and block out the screaming fighting over the "new" toy we borrowed from the toy library...I am so going to cancel my membership!
So last Saturday I had a lovely time sewing with friends and managed to cross off a few things off my to do list.  And this is what my fellow quilters were up to...
 Stacy pinned and started quilting a quilt for her MIL.  I love the colours in this quilt, not sure that the photo does them justice.
 Brenda loves blue and started making log cabins.  I am not sure if these are from her stash, but I think she did a great job of sorting lights v darks....and collecting lights, I am hopeless at finding lights in any other colour then cream!  I cannot wait to see this finished, she isn't sure what pattern she is going to use yet eg barn raising.  Karen was also making log cabins but in batiks - sorry no picture because I didn't bring the camera out until late in the day.   

 Shez was making a table runner/table cloth out of this gorgeous print.  Nice and bright ready for a big dinner party tonight...hope nobody spills their red wine...or is that just me that manages to knock something over when you go out for tea?
Kylie popped in to join us for a few hours and managed lots of sewing.  This quilt top is one of two for her parents beds in their caravan.  She used left over bits of different jelly rolls and it makes for a nice scrappy quilt.

 
This is what I was sewing, the "Luck of the Irish" quilt.  I only brought two fabrics, this green and the light print - which is a pale green ...which was a big deal as its a floral print (don't like florals only leaf prints!) and a light!   BUT can you see the seam in the top left corner?  Yes I ran out of the light print and needed 10 more half square triangles, so spent alot of time piecing bits so I could finish the last two rows for the top.  I am hoping that once I finish the quilt they wont look too obvious as they are all in one corner of the quilt...not my preferred way of doing things, but I brought the fabric so long ago I knew I would never find any more.
Now I just need to add borders!  Its not as big as I would like so I am thinking I should add a light tone on tone skinny border and then add a pieced border? 
So according to my to do list I did get the binding machine sewn on my Wagga (Sat), then finished piecing the top of my Luck of the Irish quilt, but I didn't do too much damage to my diet (nice apple pie doesn't count because it has fruit in it so therefore is healthy!) and had loads of fun.
However I didn't get any more bias made for the Celtic quilt.  So on Sunday I did a heap of gardening (for me the brown thumb) and then retreated into my sewing room.  I had a big tidy up, threw out some stuff (not fabric), rearranged my books for easy of access and then decided that I had time to whip up this new cover for my mini ironing board.

 And then I still had some afternoon left over (don't ask me what the kids were doing!) and I got the bias made for that last bit of the last Celtic block. 
 AND THEN I had some time for navel gazing which resulted in a few more little projects that have again distracted me!  BUT I did hand sew the binding and rod sleeve on the Wagga and get it submitted to the Royal Adelaide Show (will post a picture next week), so I can strike that off my list!  Better go now late to take DS1 to sports, happy quilting Sue.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a wonderfully productive day. Love those days. I have been out of action with tonsillitis. I am just now catching up on my blog reading.

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