Monday, May 30, 2016

Bonus Block The Splendid Sampler.

I have made one of the bonus blocks. I came accross this bright fabric in my stash so thought it would make a nice bright block. The other block (the dresden plate) is number 26. It has been raining here for most of the week so is very wet under foot. If you are visiting thanks for looking.

Had a bad day in the kitchen today. broke the glass plate out of the microwave so it is down to the secondhand shop to see if I can get another one and then the apple pie I was cooking for dinner overflowed and burnt to the bottom of the oven yak.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Community Quilt

Well it was community quilt day on Wednesday with my quilting group. I did the sewing for a quilt Mary was designing with a scrappy piece of dolphin & alphabet fabric. It turned out really nice sorry I don't have a photo of it and Mary has taken it home to quilt. I took this top home and have quilted it now just need to put a binding on it.

It will keep someone in need warm. This the last machine quilting with my Janome as I hope to sell it and buy a new one.

The Splendid Sampler

I have joined Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson's  100, 6inch blocks quilt along. You can visit it here.  . There are 2 new blocks released each week. This is my progress so far. We are up to block 28 and there are also some bonus blocks. Some of these blocks are really challenging and I sometimes wonder if I am mad trying to do this but it is rewarding to see the end result.

The first 12 blocks.


The second 12 blocks.

I am about 4 blocks behind.I have started some of them and am finding the paper piecing ones quite challenging however I am getting them finished eventually.