Thursday, 31 August 2017

No Fuss Stitch-a-long

I am doing a stitch-a-long with quite a few talented ladies and thought it would be a good idea to keep a record of my stitcheries on my blog as well as on the official site..
  Seems quite a few of us have been in the same boat with always wanting to do this quilt but alas, life gets in the way (or should I say - other projects)..  I have loved seeing the photo's of fabrics others girls have chosen and seeing some of their started stitcheries.  This is going to be sooooo cool - I can't wait to see how they all look when finished...
I have decided to do mine in the new tilda range (I confess - this is in my stash) and with variegated thread.  I don't usually use bright fabrics but lately have been pushing my boundaries with trying new colour ranges and I definitely am one of those oddballs that don't like using variegated thread.  I find when I use this type of thread, that all I want to do is chop it up into bundles of dark, medium and light colours.  This, of course, defeats the purpose of having a variegated  oh well,  lets see how I go..
Here are my fabrics..
On Tuesday I completed the fourth of my stitcheries (no order, just which ever I pick up next)..
Keep up the good work girls - they are all going to look great...
If you want to visit the official site then go here ...

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sunday Stitchers

Today was our monthly get together for the Sunday Stitchers and I thought I would do a quick post..
We have a couple of show 'n' tells..
Here is Maria's knitted blanket - the photo does not do it justice as the colours were gorgeous. The black beside the pinks and purples worked perfectly...
 Helen has been very busy and brought along three new bags and a pair of slippers..  I wish I had thought to have taken a close up photo of the slippers, they look too pretty to wear..
The Tuesday Girls have started a stitch-a-long - well - I don't think it has started officially but some of us have started stitching a couple of blocks..  The quilt pattern is called Ruth's Quilt - by Leanne Beasley..  We have enticed a couple on non-Tuesday Girls to join in with our stitch-a-long but more of that later (Helen is setting up a separate blog for it)..
Today I managed to stitch two blocks ...

I'm not sure if I will be sewing all the blocks as the pattern suggests, as I would like to add the personal touch to a couple.   I think we managed to wrangle in a couple more girls to join in the stitch-a-long today too..   Eggcellent!!!
Well that's all for today..

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Tuesday Girl's

Our gathering today was at Norreen's place and we did manage to get a little bit of stitching done, but only a little bit..
We headed down to the local cafĂ© for morning tea..  yummm..
 Norreen has been working on her bag and brought it out to show us her progress..
Helen spent the day stitching a block from The Simple Life book... 
I did do a little stitching but I will get to that soon, first I want to talk about this book.
The Tuesday Girls have decided to do a stitch-a-long and the chosen quilt is from this book - Living The Dream, by Leanne Beasley.  It was printed several years ago but it seems there are quite a few people with it sitting on their shelves - and have not started the quilt.  The quilts is called Ruth's Quilt.
I thought it would be nice to add the personal touch to this quilt by adding a block aptly named - the Tuesday girls.  So after a little designing, I came up with this block - the four hearts representing the four Tuesday Girls..  I gave each of the girls one to add to their quilt if they wish to do so..
A couple of the guest stitch-a-longers are going to add a personal block or two of their own...but I'm sure there will be more of this later..
This is my 'little bit of stitching' for first block for our stitch-a-long... 
 I cannot remember when - probable last year or something, but I never got around to finishing the Splendid Sampler quilt that I had started.  So every now and then I do a couple more blocks and then I feel I can ignore it for - oh I don't know - another year
Here are the last ones I have done..
I have no idea why it wont let me turn this photo so it will just have to stay this way..
 A couple more Splendid blocks...
That's all today..
Stay safe everyone..