Wednesday, September 25, 2013
1 Xmas item & stars
Geezzzzzzzzzzz it's the 25th, what the hang is happening to time?? Did it go where the lost socks are? Maybe where the missing money from my wallet is?
Even though time has zipped by, I did manage to fulfill my obligations.
here.Anyway, as well being paid for my quilting Lynette gifted me with a bundle of her fabrics! Called Scandinavian Christmas. I had made a couple of little blocks, but never sure what step to take next.
Then I bought a Birdhouse pattern from The Country Yard & some Cottage Garden Thread called 'Warratah' & got stitching! I used some of the fabrics for borders & binding.
The pattern comes pre printed.....how cool is that! That's like sliced bread to stitchers! I stained my background fabric with Parisian essence to give me that aged look, top it off with a rusty hanger & I am happy.
Thanks AGAIN to Narelle for hosting this mover & shaker!
Next I have been going to a class at my fav shop. The class is called 'Star Mastery' taught by Raewyn.http://stitchingfarmgirl.blogspot.com/
So you might be thinking, why go to a class, anyone can make stars? Well yes & no. I think it is a good idea to brush up on my cutting & piecing skills, it is easy to get complacent when you have been a patchworker for a few years, anyway it is a good excuse to meet up with like minded people & support your local patchwork shop.
Raewyn taught us a cool no waste method of making the flying geese.
I am using my fav fabric.....Kansas Troubles & a few others into the mix. I had a helper when taking these photo's. Brian was keeping my block holder warm while I took the photo's. Just happy to have a ole fella back!
Yabba dabba do, that's all folks!
Back soon with a customer quilt.