Friday, February 6, 2009

First Border on Mystery Quilt

I have got the first border on the quilt today, so now just waiting for the next bit, this has been a lot of fun and I think my quilt is looking quite nice so far.  I have Doll Club tomorrow so will take it along for “show and tell”… hope the girls like it.  Will be interesting to see what the girls have been up to over xmas as we have not met for two months now, will be taking the camera so fingers crossed will have a heap of pictures to share with you all tomorrow evening.  (by the way it really is not wavy its hanging of the design wall again, was the easiest way to take a picture)


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pinwheel Blocks

Woohoo two posts, well that's amazing eh.  While I was in the quilting mindset I thought I would have a go at a couple of blocks for a cushion cover (mine will prob be a wall hanging of some sort) from the Teddy  Club at Cathron Country Designs – so here is a couple of pics of my wee start on these -  only two blocks but its tea time here now and work tomorrow so best get some things sorted for both of them, didn't win the lottery this week so back to work LOL



Mystery Quilt Top Nearly Finished

Phew I have had a slow start this week, had to have a tooth out on Monday after suffering through my birthday last weekend.  I have to say the aftermath of having the tooth out was much worse than the initial toothache….   Mind you it had to be bad to send me scurrying off to a Dentist, I have never forgotten the old time drill machine we used to have at school years ago, maybe that’s why my generation are so terrified of Dentists……  BUT I was determined to get on and keep up with the mystery quilt this weekend so have sewed all afternoon and have finished the top ready for the Borders which I understand will be the next step in this quilting process.  
I have learnt soo much these past few weeks from doing this step by step quilt – I now understand about using a pin for placement to get the seams to match up and also how to get perfect points (well nearly perfect LOL) still think I have done ok for my first try…….  So I would like to thank Helen for being generous enough to give this away and to give us newbie's step by step instructions to get us started in this quilting lark ………..Soo without further ado here is my quilt top – it is not wavy by the way – I hung it on my “design wall” to take the picture and only pinned it at the top, also the colours really pop out at you, I have taken this late afternoon and the light is not soo good.