Monday, 13 April 2015

Q2 Finish Along List

Well some of the same old faces are appearing on the list again, but on a bright note, I did manage to make some major headway on quilts last quarter, and cleared 3 off of the list, which is great progress, alongside finishing the top of Hexy 2! :o)

So, without focusing too much on the repeat offenders, and staying positive, here goes for the coming quarter:

1. Hexy 2  

Started: December 2013.
Current Status:  Top Finished, half the hexy binding sewn together, and backing chosen and pieced.  

Plan: Just need to remove loads of papers, baste and get quilting.

2. The Weekender  
My wrestling partner for the morning! Just the lining to do tonight. #weekenderbagiwillbevictorious
Started: Spring 2013
Current Status: Taken back apart.  Reduce size of the base, re-sew together and then fix the lining 
Plan: No comment

3. Plus Quilt  

Started: Summer 2013 Current Status: Central section completed, need to make lots more pluses!  
Plan:  Keep going

4. Star/Bright Sample Blocks. 
12 blocks from grp 11 & 13 of 3x6 Bee
Started: January 2013
Current Status: Just Blocks
Plan: Piece and quilt

5. Hand Hoop
Hand Hoop WIP
Started: Early 2013
Current Status: Needs hoop finishing off
Plan: Finish and hang!

6.Crochet Blanket

Started: End of 2012
Current Status: All blocks finished, need joining and lining
Plan:Sew them together and get them made into a little blanket

7.  Christmas Quilt 2
Started: December 2014
Current Status: Strips pieced, need sewing together, basting, quilting and binding.
Plan:Finish before Christmas

8.Improv Cushion

Started: Autumn 2014
Current Status: Just the top
Plan: Quilt and make up into a cushion to match the other when it returns from Popular Patchwork.

9. Sunprint Quilt


Started: April 2015
Current Status: Sunprint all cut and ready to sew
Plan: Get it pieced once final blender fabric arrives.

So, I'll be trying to complete another 3 of these at least, and really bringing down my wip's to under 5 before the end of the year, can't have projects hanging around for 2 years plus, forever, now can we!!

Ange x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

A Case In Point

A new bit of technology needs a new case to pretty it up, so my recent Birthday gift of a Samsung Tablet gave me a new quick project to get completed. 

After a quick request for tutorial/idea inspiration on Instagram, I settled on Chase at Quarter Inch Marks tablet case as suggested by Helen (thank you very much), and after adjusting the sizes to suit, ended up with this cute little case.

I used twine for the loop, and a button purchased a few years back on ebay from someone who makes them out of slices of branch (cured and varnished), which i rather like.

I'm rather happy with how it turned out, and every time I go to use it, it puts a little smile on my face :o)

Ange x

Monday, 6 April 2015

Sparkle Rainbow Quilt -Siblings Together. Q1 Final Finish

Easter has thrown me off target a little this year, so I have missed the deadline for linking up to the Q1 Finish Along, but as I've had such a productive quarter I wanted to highlight my final finish, and complete a little round up.

This quilt is a Bee one, from Simply Solids a good couple of years ago now, and I figured it was about time the blocks went together, so I could put it up for Siblings Together.

And I have to admit that in putting it together I have fallen in love with it all over again.  For quilting I went with a randomly spaced series of wavy lines, which really gives it a new level of depth.
 This will be a very hard make to give up, but a great excuse to make another solids only quilt of course, and I am hoping it will be loved in its new home :o).

And as a round up for the quarter, I have managed to finish 5 off of the list, including this quilt, a Christmas Quilt,

 the second House Quilt from Stitch Tease, 
a messenger bag for my niece(forgot to photo!), and the Baby Squared Quilt set for Quilt Now.  

As well as another couple of little projects for magazines, the quilt top for Hexy 2 is finished (I'm half way through the hexy binding too), and I am up to date with Bee Blocks, just this months to do.  Now it's clear to see why no housework has been managed for 3 months!

Right, it's a beautiful sunny Bank Holiday, so I need to get out into the garden, my veggie patch needs some serious weed removal so I can get some potatoes in.

Ange x