Sunday, 9 March 2014

Machine Applique....

My grandson is into pirates at the moment so when I saw this applique I had to make it for him. The applique came from Applique Corner.    I used Heat n Bond Lite on the back of the applique pieces. It stops the applique fabric from getting wrinkles.  The heart eye patch was perfect for Valentines Day.


Mystery Blocks......

 This is what I ended up with when I took six 10' blocks and some 1'' black strips to our patchwork day.  The first thing we done was to put the blocks together and  do two cuts ( CUT 1), ending with three lots of six.  Move the top piece from lot A to the bottom and move the top two pieces from lot C to the bottom.  Join A & B with the 1' black strip and join B & C with the 1' black strip. You now have a new block.  Do that to all  six blocks.  Press the six blocks and cut as in  ( CUT 2).    Repeat the above again and  cut again (CUT 3).  Repeat the  above  again.     Trim the blocks.  I ended up with 6 x 8 1/2' blocks.  I joined tmy blocks together with the 1" strip, others used 2'' strips but you can use whatever you like. I made mine from Halloween fabric and made another two lots of blocks.   I am going to make s small quilt for one of the boys. They like the skulls and
gruesome stuff.  Another mystery solved.


Snowball Fight........

 I started this project before Christmas but didn't get it finished in time.  I now have something ready for this Christmas.  The design came from Embroidery Garden.   I used the bits of fleece that I had left over from other projects, I cut the pieces out separately and it didn't take long.  I great idea for Christmas and as soon as I saw the design I thought " I can make them for my Grandsons".    I am always on the lookout for boy stuff ( 5 years and older) so any ideas are always welcome.  Even the adults will have lots of fun with the snowballs. I found the buckets at Dollars & Sense and they are perfect.


Monday, 3 March 2014

Another Mystery !!!!!

Our patchwork group has started again for 2014.  It was great getting back and getting inspiration from the ladies and having a chat and a cuppa.  For our next day we where told by Carol to bring 6 pieces of fabric 10 inches square and some black strips 1 inch wide. The mind boggles, I wonder what we will end up with.