Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Finished Stars!

Binding on, just in time to give to our friends who got married a while back. This isn't a bed quilt, but rather a large lap sized snuggle quilt. Hopefully it will get good use...

Friday, November 17, 2017

ATC Friday

These again are two sets of cards which I was the last player to add something to, after two others worked on them. With the music cards, I added an instrument and a bit of German foil scrap - which I am running out of. Must order some more, if only I could find a reasonably priced supplier...

This card had a really interesting background texture, so I didn't want to cover that up - that said, it was quite blank when I received it, so I felt it needed soemthing substantial added. These bugs (and a bird) are partially transparent, which helps keep the background in the foreground. So to speak.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cotton Robin - my finished piece

Many moons ago (or a little less) I sent off a centre block to start out a quilt for the Cotton Robin round robin. One of the players had some trouble along the way, so it took a little while longer than expected for my piece to return home, but it did finally land, surprising me when it did as I'd kind of forgotten about it. It's really sweet, isn't it?  The centre block (just the bird with the pale blue background) was a block from the Block Lotto - I won a set of bird blocks a long while back. I still have quite a few. Really must do something with them...

Friday, November 10, 2017

ATC Friday

A couple of finished sets of Round Robin ATCs - these were both instances where I was the final player to add something. in both cases, I added lettering (I think that's my motto -when in doubt, add letters. I have a large collection of letters!)

Friday, November 03, 2017

ATC Friday

Three sets of round robin cards here, all three where I was the final player (third) to add something. The eskimo cards didn't need much as they were already quite full - a few snowflakes did the trick. 

These fish and chips cards just needed to be identifed as such - gotta love a bit of lettering!

And this fashionable lady really need some washi tape and a huge newspaper flower. (The lefthand card isn't really sliced off at the top - the scan is just a bit wonky....)

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Cross Stitch Update

Well, I had intended to work more on this, but foolishly (accidentally) sliced the pad of my thumb open on a broken teacup, so even after it finally stopped bleeding, it's been awkward to use for the better part of a week. Especially for any task you have to use the pad of your thumb for, like pushing a needle through fabric (I hate thimbles). Maybe next week!  (The dress is the only area of progress, so it's all I've shown in detail.)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A few scrappy log cabins

Although most of my time this holiday week has been spent hanging around doing very little, I did finally take some time one day to make up a few blocks, using strips from my strip bag (and a few from the scrap basket). I've just gone with a generic light/dark block, rather than any colour theme (though there's a lot of navy and black in there). They'll do, I'm sure. There are 12 blocks (12" blocks) so it will make a small quilt top, which is all I need...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Binding on (well, partway)

So, I finally got some binding stitched on to this quilt - only took me...a bunch of weeks. Of course, now I have to stitch it down, but I don't need it for a few weeks yet, so I have time...

Friday, October 27, 2017

ATC Friday

These cards were made for a PAT (Pick-a-theme) swap. Instead of one overall swap theme, each player in a group (5 people) chooses a theme to which they'd like cards made. So instead of a few cards made to the same theme, you make one to each theme. Here, the chosen themes were cats (above), elephant(s), 

(the fox was made as a hostess gift)

horses and Game of Thrones. 

Funny enough, everyone in our group chose animals except the GoT person. My chosen theme was black birds (a common choice for me as I collect cards with black birds on them). 

Friday, October 20, 2017

ATC Friday

Another set of ATCs where the background was already made and I added all the other elements. All of these went into my gallery on the site I like to trade on, to be available for private trades.

Friday, October 13, 2017

ATC Friday

All of these ATCs are ones where I had the background already, either from gifts or from background swaps. I added all the rest of the stuff, but it's fun to work on other people's backgrounds sometimes - just maybe inspires you to work in a slightly different direction than you might normally take. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cross Stitch Update

Made a bit of progress on this - it doesn't look like that much, but stitching the brown of the gown actually took quite a while. Next week it might get a bit more interesting - I hope!

Friday, October 06, 2017

Eyes & Owls

A couple of swaps I joined recently - the first one had a theme of "just one eye" - you could interpret that theme any way you liked, so I had a go at it in a variety of ways.  It was great fun.

The second shown here was more straightforward - it was simply an owl theme. 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Scrappy Stars

A quilt which has been waiting to be quilted for a long time - but decided that it would make a good gift for a friend who got married a while back. Now I just need to get some binding on it...

Friday, September 29, 2017

ATC Friday

Here are somore more round robin cards - these are ones where I was the middle person to work on them, so you can see the finished card (above), as well as the starting point and what the card looked like when I had added something to it.

This was was a simple finish, but effective...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cross Stitch Update

Having finished the Hallowe'en piece, I pulled out this half-finished Alice in Wonderland stitching to work on, at least until I need to move on to Christmas things. Didn't get a lot done, but did finish the vine on the bottom left and make a start on the Red Queen's dress.  I haven't been home much this week in the evening, so there hasn't been a lot of stitching time...

Friday, September 22, 2017

ATC Friday

With all the swaps I was taking part in over the summer, it's been ages since I showed some round robin cards, so I thought today was a good chance for that. Sometimes I get cards which are quite cute, and I'm not always sure what to do with them, but I had an idea straight away for these kitties...

This is another example of a card which was quite hard to decide how to finish - mainly because it was pretty full. Luckily, I had some nice shiny stars I could add.