Thursday, 31 July 2014

La Passacaglia - Part Two

The Journey that is "La Passacaglia" continues.
I think I am addicted to the journey of these blocks.
They are already proving to have a mind of there own with a direction change thrown in here and there.
This one started off  here with this center.

And this was my color pallet.  
Then some yellow jumped right in there and yes even a little Bonnie and Camille.


Those binding clips come in handy too. Well worth the investment if you don't have any yet :o)

As you can see above, those triangle pieces are rather small but to give you a better idea of size
here is my phone on this large partially completed Rosette.

Here is my first completed large Rosette

and here are my first 2 Rosettes joined together.

In the grand scheme of things this is where I am at.

OK, better go diving in my Tula Pink stash and plan this next Rosette.
Thank you for popping by,
hugs Sharon

Sampler Quilt - a flimsy finish

I decided it was finally time to finish off my
Bonnie and Camille Sampler Quilt

This is one of the first photos I took when I started laying out blocks.

And this is what it has grown into.

It finishes at about 72 x 76"
Not bad for a bunch of random blocks.

I have almost finished piecing a back for it and then I am going to enlist some help and get this baby layered up and ready to quilt.  I'm actually going to have a go at quilting it one myself.  If all goes to plan the first stitched might go in this weekend.

"Off topic"
How do you really know when your a dance mum?

When a third pair of dance shoes come into the home :o)
Our baby girl definitely has a passion for dance.

Thank you for popping by,
hugs Sharon

Saturday, 26 July 2014

La Passacaglia - A New Start

"La Passacaglia"

I have been plotting a new start for some time now.
See that quilt on the cover. It finishes at 144 x 176 cm and is all English Paper Pieced.
There is a little quote on the inside of the cover.

Just as well I am addicted to this project already because if I had read that before starting 
I might have been scared off!

The lead time before I've started this project has been all about finding the right fabrics.
Fabrics that have amazing fussy cutting possibilities. 
For quite some time I have had a fondness of Tula Pink fabrics but I've never played with them.
Until now. 
As you can see I have managed to collect a great collection and finally decided it was time to start.

The first Rosette started to take shape.


then 90 pieces later the first Rosette was finished.

Hello, my name is Sharon and I am well and truly hooked on fussy cutting!
Just as well because in the grand scheme of things this is where I'm at.

A long way to go and I'm excited to see where this project goes.

I need to go, Rosette 2 is awaiting my attention.

hugs Sharon

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas in July - Part 1 - Rec'd

I do love Christmas so a little fix in July is very special.

This morning I go to open my gifts from Jo 

and she has spoiled me.
Allow me to share.

Look at all my gifts.  Thank you Jo xx

a closer look....

Filled with goodies.  Text prints, tea, coffee and thread.

I may have just hidden this to help fuel my next late night sewing marthon.

Huge thank you again Jo, I love everything.
As soon as I hear from the person I sent to I will share what I made.

hugs Sharon

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Back to Lucy Boston

"Lucy Boston / Patchwork of the Crosses"

I revisited my Lucy Boston box yesterday as I didn't have any blocks cut ready to piece.
I now have these blocks ready to stitch.

Whilst I was at it I decided to lay my other blocks out to see how they would
look with my chosen filler fabric / squares.  I am liking the way the darker maroon colour is 
anchoring the blocks as I was getting a little concerned that they were getting a little washed out with the TOT border of each block.  All happy again now :o)

And a lesson for anyone making this ..... add your borders as you go!

Then today, after all the cold wet weather we have been having it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon.
So much so that I took my sewing outside and enjoyed the warmth of the winter sun and the smell of the freshly mowed lawn whilst I started to add some of those tiny squares to a block.

Perfectly Perfect.

hugs Sharon