Showing posts with label Quilt Along. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quilt Along. Show all posts

Saturday, May 7, 2016

16 Blocks Done!

Really happy to finally have 16 blocks (out of 24 so yes I know, I'm behind *lol*) finished for The Splendid Sampler!

I'm having so much fun with this but I'm constantly behind, I really hope I can get a few days soon and really catch up! =D

This one really killed me with the embroidery, I started working on it the day it was released and didn't finish it until yesterday, I'll willingly admit, I grew tired of it and I got sloppy... It just wasn't fun anymore and the fabric got a little distorted as I had to embroider it after piecing.  Not a fan of this one, hopefully after some time, I'll be able to appreciate it, if not, it will go in the discard pile and I'll replace it with something else. =)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Splendid Sampler Blocks 13 & 8

Since I've been sick for weeks now, and recovery has not been exactly speedy - not much sewing have been done, however I have finished The Splendid Sampler block 8 & 13.

Loved making this block, quick and easy which to my surprise packed a considerable punch when placed with the others! <3

This was aslo super fun, and surprisingly quick to make despite the tiny triangles =D

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I did it! =D

My postage stamp quilt top is finished in time for the deadline of the quilt along! I'm so happy with it, the design is not something I would have tried on my own I think and it was so much fun (and just a teeny tiny bit frustrating ^^) to put it together. The Bliss line is so beautiful even if not my normal color scale. Now I just have to get the backing fabric and I'm ready to quilt it.

My sincerest thanks to the amazing Rachel of for putting this together for us! It's been so much fun to participate. <3

Friday, January 28, 2011

I think I can do it!

First and foremost, surgery went well, very little trouble in and out in much less time then I'd expected and I also got away much cheaper then planned, excellent! =)

So I've been piecing and piecing like a madman last night and today, I really want to finish the quilt along quilt top before the time is up. After I took a short leg stretcher I realizes that my little workspace was adorably square today with the little pieces of Bliss everywhere so I had to snap a picture. And as I haven't shown off  my sewing area in the new apartment either I figured now would be an as good time as any: It's a corner of the living room with windows all around basically so I get tons of natural light during the day (now if I could only start quilting during the day and make good use of that ^^).

I don't know if you can see it in the picture but the seam ripper is there and has really been my friend today, I'm not 100% on top of things with the pains from the surgery and everything but I'm having to much fun to stop! As you can tell from me posting this as 00:35 at night when I got up at 5:00 this morning to go to the hospital for the surgery =D

The Postage Stamp Quilt Along is hosted by the amazing Rachel of p.s i quilt, and the flickr group with all the amazing participants can be found here: The Postage Stamp Quilt Along - Flickr.

I had no idea how much fun it would be to participate in a quilt along, the encouragement from other quilters, getting inspiration form the others work and ideas, it's fantastic! If you ever get a chance to participate on one, I highly recommend it =)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sew, sew like the wind!

So since I've had some bad timing and we not only have a houseguest but I've racked up 2 separate surgeries (first one was only under local but the one tomorrow I'll be in hospital all day and being put under, not exactly good for productive quilting!) this week I'm more then a little behind... I'm only last night cutting my stripsets and today I'm going to sew, sew like the wind and try to catch up with the rest of the fantastic quilters in the quilt along! =)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

All strips finished!

All strips are now finished! Can barely wait for the next steps to be posted so I get to continue, luckily I have a secret project I'm working on so that keeps me busy for now =)

On another note, the little monster, now named "Darth Pjutin" living in our bathroom is so very cuddly, but still very scared and isn't really comfortable with use humans yet. He hisses every time I get close and whenever I'm about to pat him but as soon as I start cuddling he's like melting butter, he relaxes and falls a sleep purring or can barely contain himself and presses against my hand for more scratching and pats. I washed his face yesterday and got to snap a few close up pictures without him getting too upset with me, isn't he adorable! But you can see he doesn't really trust the camera that close to him ^^
The vet was here a few days ago and gave us worm pills, frontline and some prescriptions which I have yet to fill as I have no idea how to find the vet pharmacy in the Maltese village I'd never heard of... So I'm waiting for my friend to get healthy so she can take me XD
However, Pjutin wouldn't let the vet anywhere near him and went all crazy, hissing, spitting and fencing so the vet couldn't exactly do a proper examination, luckily my description from my own checks and the fact that he was hissing so big you could see what he had for breakfast, the vet could conclude that he was just malnourished, infested with fleas, ticks and everything else that crawls but no other kind of infections most likely. The wormpills where no trick to get into him by hiding it in his food and the frontline was applied under a snuggling session so now we wait and see =)

Unwrapping Bliss - is pure bliss!

So I finally managed to unwrap my pretty Bliss jelly roll and the feeling was fantastic, out spilled all these amazing fabrics!

I sorted them into color groups and paired them up into the strip sets described on Rachels blog. I have so far managed to finish 10 strip sets, only 6 to go! Sorry about the poor quality image below, it was really dark when I was finished. While the bliss colors are not my normal colors I think it will make a lovely "snuggle under me" quilt for the couch in our living room, which is brown and off white, see there is some brown in there ^^

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My first quilt along!

So how lucky am I? I turns out that Rachel over at Ps. I Quilt (one of my favourite bloggers!) is hosting a quilt along and as it turns out, the fabric I bought a while back from Fat Quartershop for another project will be perfect for this quilt along. Hence I will be joining my very first quilt along, I'm so excited! =D

My fabric choice:

You can read more about the quiltalong here and here is the Flickr Group.