Merry Xmas and Happy New Year
I am a little late with the Xmas wishes, spending a relaxing time reading many blogs and Facebook posts I can see that many of you had a lovely day.
I also enjoyed a lovely time with my family, although we all missed Peter ( my lovely son ) and Chantal ( his girlfriend / friend ) over in London, his first Xmas away from home. We did manage to catch up with them both during the day and had a good long chat. We did have my other lovely son Derek and his girlfriend Nicola home for Xmas and spent a lovely couple of days with them and their new addition 'Louie' and gorgeous golden retriever puppy that Rosie has fallen in love with, they played so much that the next day she could barely move from her bed for most of the day.
Now that the Xmas rush and excitement is over it is a lovely time to relax and do a bit of hand work, I have pulled my ever on going project out of the cupboard and stitched a few more blocks, I am not sure what I am going to do with these blocks, but I am loving the feel of needle and thread. I am also finding I am getting them done quite quickly so maybe they will appear in a project sooner rather then later.Making these blocks has given me an excuse to rummage through the reproduction fabrics I have been collecting and I found this lovely selection. I feel a red and white quilt is in order for 2013. I love the red and white quilts, some are very simple in design but the impact is amazing. Many of you would have already seen the display in New York in 2011 of red and white quilts. As I mentioned in the beginning of this post I have had a lot of fun reading some very inspiring blogs over the last few days. I have also added a few new ones to my blog roll list that you may want to take a look at. Quilt Station by Margaret Mew, I feel a kinship with this lovely lady, a woman after my own reproduction heart. She has amazingly reproduced the Maltaville Quilt and has another blog that you can follow the process she went through re - creating this wonderful quilt. From her blog I read all about her wonderful friends and then moved onto take a look at their blogs also a good read and very inspiring and interesting quilters. 5 foot 1 quilts, Focus on Quilts. I have also found more wonderful inspiring blogs to follow and will be letting you know about these in future posts. I hope you have enjoyed my ramblings and interesting finds. Happy Stitching Sharon
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This morning I find myself with too many quilts in progress at one time! They are all at a stage that they can be worked on and I love them all !
The first one is the BOM 2018 which I have almost finished the quilting, I only have the very last border to finish. If you missed this last year, you can find the full pattern for this quilt here.
These are just a few of the things that I got up to in 2018. There is more to come but I am not able to tell you just yet. I will keep you all posted when I am able to spill the beans. Lot's of secret sewing has been going on.
New patterns are coming along, so in the New Year there will be some surprises.
The Full version of the Winterwood Pattern is now available as a full pattern containing everything you need to complete the whole quilt. The Winterwood quilt pattern can be found here containing 71 pages. This is one of my favorite quilts, I loved every minute of making this beautiful quilt. Sometimes everything seems to go along so smoothly when designing and making a quilt, this quilt was one of those times.
It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.