Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A face lift.

No not my face , my blog is the one with a facelift!!! Not that it has been a total facelift but it looks better. I haven't been happy for a long time with this and that and wanted my blog to look more interesting and to express friendliness and to show that people who visit my blog mean a lot to me. So I do hope my blog now expresses this and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for visiting like you do. Without you all, my blog would be a waste of time.
I bought this great book "Wonderful 1 Fabric Quilts" by Kay Nickols and it is fantastic. Throughout the book it shows you how to make quilts with only one fabric and it is how you cut the fabric that creates the over all look. You use what is called "Wall Paper" fabric. It is fabric with stripes and repeat patterns. You can either fussy cut or random cut for different effects. From one piece of fabric you can get 2 totally different quilts, depending what method you use for cutting.
Now to the table runner. This is my first (so far only) table runner that I have made and I used the "random cut method" from 1 piece of fabric. It was so much fun and I can't wait to make a quilt and I plan to use the fussy cut method for this. It will take more material fussy cutting but I think it will be worth it.
Patchwork Hugs,

Friday, April 23, 2010

To Show or not!!!!

I didn't know whether to show "My Rooster" or not but then thought oh well here goes!!! He is out of Creating Country Threads Vol 10 No.8. He was to be filled with Hobby Fill only but I have put rice in his feet because I want to use him as a door stop. The 2 males in this house just laughed when I showed them.....you would have thought I would have known better. I guess we shouldn't let what others say or do affect us but their laughing did. At the moment "My Rooster" is sitting in the cupboard waiting for me to get over it. I will bring him out soon, I promise.

This is block 4 of the Breast of Friends. I completed it a few weeks ago and forgot to show you all. The border against my lace table cloth doesn't show up very well but it does look good in person. I think anyway.

Patchwork Hugs,

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Can it be so long?

I cannot believe it has been that many weeks since I last updated my blog. Life has been busy but now that my Hubby has his pilots licence things will slow down. No more trips to Adelaide taking me away from what I love doing. Yippeeeee.

I have done afew things in the sewing room. I won't show everything now.........I want you to keep coming back to see what else has been happening!!!

I would like you to meet Lizzie. I only made her this week and I am very happy with the way she has turned out. She is hanging on the wall in my country diningroom. Lizzie is my second doll and there were somethings I wanted to improve on and I think I have. The colour of her skin, the size of her limbs, the style of dress is all better that the first one. I really wanted to decorate her in an olde worlde / country look and I kind of think she has the look!

Don't forget to come back soon and see what else I have done. I promise it won't be so long.

Patchwork Hugs,