Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Large QuiLT

DD#2 wanted another quilt so I asked her to pick a design she liked.
She saw a layout on Pinterest awhile ago & said "that's the one I want".
So I set about making it... bit of trial & error with colours, block size & placement... and in the end DD#2 was very HaPPy with my colour decisions & layout.
Well... I am pleased to say Haphazard Peaks is now FiNisHeD.
I stitched the multi coloured binding down while in the caravan...
My friend Julie.. from Jewells blog HeRe... at Edge to Edge Quilting, worked her magic with the quilting.
Thanks Julie... xox
The quilt measures 90 inch x 100 inch. Each one of the 90 blocks finished at 10 inches... (4 blocks of 1/2 square triangles made 1 coloured block) while the greys/lights were 1 x 10 inch block.
I chose the simple black & white backing fabric to make the quilt fully & quietly reversible.
Unfortunately I don't know the original owner of this diagram to give full credit here.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

And The Needles Go...

Click, Click, Click... Knit... Knit... Knit...
My sister-in-law knits beanies & toys for charities. The beanies go over to an orphanage in Russia so while on holidays I decided to knit up a few too.
During some quiet time, using donated wool & "s-i-l" needles, I knitted these...
I added the FREE instructions for this "Eazy Peazy Beanie" on my web page... HeRe.
Three more "beanies" have now been added to the charity box.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ChaLLenge QuiLT

I joined in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge with So Scrappy blog in 2015.
I chose to make "Bow Tie" blocks & all 140 quilt blocks were made using scraps in the monthly challenge colours.  Once I had enough blocks I arranged them alternately between hugs & kisses blocks with a light & dark colour scheme. All 35 (4 patch) blocks finished at 12 inch square.
I added a 3 inch white border, then another 3 inch pieced coloured border & a final white border at 4 inches. The quilt top finished at 80 inch x 104 inch.
Then it headed off to the fabulous Julie to work her quilting magic on it.... AND...
work her magic she did.  I love it. I apologise Julie as I know the pic doesn't do your work justice.
While in the van, I finished off the binding & ViOLa'...
My "TO DO" list just got 1 quilt shorter... yippee... I

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

BLankeT of LoVe

I managed to whip up a small "Bear" Blanket for the project before we left home.
The PDF template for the "bear" is on my web page too... under Applique... simply CLicK HeRe.

If you want to know how to join binding ends together with a mitre finish... just CLicK  HeRe.

The blanket has also been added it to my "scrap challenge" total as well.

I am enjoying a few weeks away.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The MorNinG AfteR

This is what I was doing in the caravan last night at FNwF...
I would love to drop by to see what you got up to ... perhaps you could put the kettle on?
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Friday Night with Friends

It's a new month so another reason to get together with "online" or "virtual" friends to either...
sew... stitch... knit... crochet... or any craft you like really.
Simply sign up below & leave your blog address. Then sometime over the weekend IF you write a post showing what you got up to at FNwF... all your "friends" will drop by for a visit.
Better get the coffee & tea ready for...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

More Pouches

The making of these little guys has become very addictive.
I made a few more & also added the instructions to my web page... over HeRe.
or you can simply print out the PDF by clicking HeRe.
There are many ways to make these pouches... this is just My way...
But be warned... YoU may fall victim to the addiction as well...
These pouches have been added to the total of my Scrap Busting Challenge as well.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A New ProJect

I had FuN making this little 5 1/2 inch TriAngle zip pouch.
It's quilted, has a large zip opening and a "Tab" hanger as well.
It's a real LiTTLe CuTiE...
I added this item to my "scrap busting challenge" total as well.

Friday, June 30, 2017


At least June was a little more productive for me in my cubbyhole.
I managed to finish 13 projects.
My thanks for all the encouragement each month goes to PeG & KRiS.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Baby RuGG

DD#2 asked for a PLaYQuiLT for her friend.
As the proud parents-to-be don't know the sex of the baby we decided to make the quilt in neutrals.
I originally saw this quilt on Pinterest in May 2014 but modified it by... adding some applique & changing the block size & finished size. DD#2 liked my ideas & is now very HaPPy with the result.
The "Elephant" cot/play quilt measures 36in x 48in.
The beautiful quilting was done by my friend... Julie... at Edge to Edge Quilting... from HeRe.
If you need any quilting done, drop Julie an email. You won't be disappointed.
The original pattern is available to purchase from "The Design Studio" blog... HeRe.
I like to give credit where credit is due.
Now I have to wait a few months to see what the parents think of my interpretation...
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