Thursday, 27 December 2012

QCA Bee - January Blocks

I should point out that our QCA Bee Group 2 started our year in February 2012 so is ending next month, January 2013. 

The last block is Jessica's, the Japanese x and + block. Tutorial here at Badskirt.

I loved this block. It's perfect for scraps and, as you know, I love scraps!

Our Bee starts again for 2013 in January and I'm up first. Looking forward to receiving some wonderful blocks. I haven't made mine up yet but stay tuned.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my followers, friends and customers a very merry and blessed Christmas. I hope you have all had a wonderful day.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Sherree's Quilt

I started this quilt at the beginning of the year for my step-sister Sherree. She is 17. I made the quilt top up at the start of the year but only just quilted it last month, and finished the binding two nights ago. 

I used this tutorial from Samelia's Mum, except instead of using a 4 patch in the middle of each block, I used one 9.5" square of fabric. I think it works well for this fabric, Beatrice Bloom by Michael Miller Fabrics

The backing was in my stash. I had 5 metres of it. I got it at Spotlight when I first started quilting. They had a sale where you could buy what was left on the bolt for $1/metre. 

I will be giving this to Sherree for Christmas. I hope she likes it.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

QCA Bee - December Blocks

Bronwyn from Stop That Owl came up with this tutorial for these gorgeous Winter Rainbow blocks. 

So simple and a great way to use scraps. You all know how much I love using scraps!

Next month is the final block for 2012. This is because we started in February this year. Last night I got the sewing machine out for the first time in about a month (I've been sick) and made up my first block for Jessica. Stay tuned.