A little anagram

Working on William’s quilt and have decided to add a few more letters. Can you guess the word?

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Will be back on Saturday to show you the quilt back.

Happy stitching

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Busy Week

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I am taking part in the above  course and have spent a busy week trying to learn and understand some of the tech side of blogging. Thanks to Yvonne, Cheryl, Stephanie and the rest of the girls for all their help. I’m looking forward to the next couple of months.

Managed to get a little sewing done on the Circa 2016 quilt which you can find here for all the information on the blocks.

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Hope to get Williams quilt ready for quilting this week and fit in some work on Daisy Do.

Happy stitching

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Daisy Do rows

The rows have now been completed lengthways and the next stage can start, feels good! I have set a date of July 1st to join the rows and add a border.

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There are 77 flowers consisting of outer petal, inner petal and middle. I have tried to use a different fabric for each flower. For the centres I purchased a bag of 40 small scrap pieces  from e-bay and a layer cake was needed to complete the flowers.

Have a great weekend and happy stitching

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 2016

We are having a mini heat wave here in the south east of England and it feels great to see and feel the sunshine. So it’s out in the garden to take my photos. I’m playing catch up again with the Circa 2016 blocks.

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I don’t  know the name of this block, it may not have one?

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This is Churn Dash, I have been wanting to do this block for some time. Love the bright orange tulips they give the garden a real lift.

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Not sure about this block it’s called Bow tie .

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The shrub is called Exochorda Macrantha or commonly known as The Bride.

I now have 22 three inch squares and wonder what we are going to do next? Perhaps we will find out on Friday! You can follow the Circa 2016 quilt here a new block is revealed every Friday.

Happy stitching

 

 

 

 

 

 

William’s quilt

Making progress on William’s quilt the top is finished and I’m now thinking about the back.

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Wanted to add Williams name and found these paper pieced alphabet blocks  at Marcia’s blog here just needed to enlarge slightly.

 

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Marked the area I wanted green and cut the strips of fabric.

 

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Only had to unpick a couple of times!!  My brain has real problems with paper piecing but I got there in the end.

 

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Now just have to design the rest of the back!!!

Happy stitching and enjoy the bank holiday weekend

Daisy Do rows

Advances are being made on the Daisy Do quilt and there are now 4 rows joined length ways. Will join all the rows length ways before joining them across and then there is the border to think about!

Quilt pattern by Jen Kingwell

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Do you ever listen to podcasts ? I’m addicted to quilt programmes on iTunes and listen while sewing.

This week on “Quilt your heart out “there was an interesting discussion on templates and after my problems with Daisy Do templates ! my ears pricked up. They were also talking to Gerald Roy about his quilt exhibition. You can listen to his lecture on YouTube ” Quilts and Color / The Pilgrim ” talking about his quilt collection  and the use of colour, I found it really interesting.

http://quiltyourheartout.com/

Going back now to sewing those flowers !

Happy Stitching everybody

 

 

Circa 2016

A bit of catching up on the Circa 2016 quilt which I have managed to start putting together .

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I chose Bonnie & Camille Miss Kate – Grey Sweet as my background fabric.

 

 

The two new blocks are a square in a square.

The sun was shining so the photos were taken in the garden.

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The hyacinths have lasted a long time this year, one of my favourite flowers, hate the smell.

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I like when Friday comes around to see the new block  and use up all those small scraps.

This post should have been posted on the 3rd April , just found it in drafts !! Better late than never, as they say.

You can find details of this quilt at http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.co.uk/

Happy stitching