This is the front view.
This is the back view.These are pictures of the Hoopsisters blocks that I am making on my embroidery machine. A few more to go. When I was making one of the blocks I didn't realise that the back fabric wasn't on and so part of the embroidery didn't come through to the back. I then had to do this for the other blocks. Someday I'll get it all to go right.
These are my fabrics and thread for the Mystery Quilt that has just started on the Hoopsisters site.
I'm also doing some applique blocks for a quilt I'm making up as I go along. There will be four of these tulip blocks in the centre and then I will make and applique some stems and flowers around the outside of these blocks and decide then what I will put after that. This hopefully will my work in progress for the summer.
My quilt group are also making blocks for the Cead Mile Failte quilt for the International Quilt Festival to be held in Ireland in June 2012. The block has to be 10 inches with a white hand on a green background or a green hand on a white background. This is the start of my block.
Then there is my crazy patch quilt. One of the ladies in my group sells some fabrics, wadding etc to us as she has a longarm quilt machine. She had some foundation by the yard fabric for crazy patch and pineapple blocks. I bought the crazy patch one which was for 20 8 inch squares. I used up a load of brown fat quarters that I had. I am quilting each one and then sewing them together using a method that Sharon Pederson showed in her book Rose of Sharon.
Here is one of the blocks.
These are my pile of blocks.
and here is one of the finished quilted blocks.
I have to wait until I have them all sewn together to see what I will do about the borders. Decisions, decisions.
Finally, here is a photo of our rescue cat Tilly. She is two years old and just loves duvets. I had washed my daughters duvet and when it was dry had taken it in off the line and put it down on one of the chairs until I got a chance to put it back on her bed that evening but Tilly decided it was hers (she has an old one in the boat shed that she sleeps on) and was not going to give it up easily.
Thats all for now.