Monday, 24 July 2017

A busy weekend!

Well as the title says it's been a busy weekend. On Saturday I joined my quilting friend Imelda at a workshop in Folkestone, at Kathys Patch where we worked on the second part of a three part wall hanging. Each week is a different example of appliqué and this week it was cut back appliqué. We layered up batik fabrics and using a design of a nautilus cut back to reveal lovely colours and designs, then we free motioned quilted around this.  I didn't go last week so I have some catching up to do on my seahorse and next week we complete the sea panel with a jelly fish. So watch out for my finished panel!!

On Sunday I was in my sewing room nice and early and in time for the omnibus episode of "The Archers". This is my idea of heaven, stitching away to radio 4 especially on a Sunday ...... Anyhow I have finally finished all the blocks for my Jen Kingwell quilt a "Bakers Dozen" and I even managed to get the first 24 blocks in place and stitched together. I'm loving this quilt as every block has different fabrics and all from my scraps and stash, so apart from the thread I haven't bought anything new. There are still a number of blocks to arrange and I will need a big space so this will be coming into work with me tomorrow, I might just find some time to lay it out!! What do you think so far?? 

It looks a bit wavy but that's just my design wall!!
Thanks for dropping by and happy stitching.........Jacky O

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Quick update

II'm not sure why the name of the magazine didn't appear in my last post but it was "Today's Quilter".

And I've been busy this morning with my four corner blocks for the quilt so just 4 more blocks to go before I can assemble it. 

Happy stitching
Jacky O

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Is there anyone there!!

Is there anyone reading this?? It's been 18 months since I last blogged.  But I'm back. A lot has happened, my day job has got busier, I've finished my City and Guilds embroidery course and I've just returned from a wonderful week with my sister in Lucon with the very inspirational Val Holmes.

So, let me catch you up.  I've been working on a Jen Kingwell quilt (only seven blocks to go, so watch this space) it's the Bakers Dozen pattern and I've made it entirely from my stash so that has pleased me. It's a great pattern and thanks to Sam who had all the back copies of ...,,,,,,......  I've been working away at this whilst too tired to be truly creative with my own designs. pushing forward with something started with Val looking at a fossil I've been busy on the soluable Romeo fabric and worked on another 3D piece. I'm happier with this one as I had some time to consider what threads to use and what I wanted it to look like.  Hope you like it!! 

Happy stitching.........Jacky O