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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

This is the photo of my design wall to date.
Its a slow process and I am still working on the top of the quilt.
I am still shifting blocks around.
I have decided to do the complete borders on the left and and top sides only for the moment, in lines as I go ... and will only complete the block borders individually.
This will allow me to change blocks around as I feel inclined...
To make this a King size quilt - and I am undecided on this as yet...I may need to make another 16 blocks...
I will continue to put it together before I make the other blocks - IF I do.
This photo is as much to let you know what I am up to , and more importantly to keep my own inspiration going.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Linda and Tilde have been collaborating on a new free pattern for the Free Inklingo collection ! To celebrate that, and the season, they have a giveaway.

Go check their Blogs to see what it is about

Linda's Blog
Tilde's Blog
Please visit the All About Inklingo blog for the whole story

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wishing all my friends a very Happy Christmas
Keep safe
and a healthy and Happy New Year to all.

Not too much quilting being done for now, as family will be with us over the Christmas break,
and friends here over the New Years break
I will catch up in the New Year.
Maybe even some more quilting photos.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

First corner...top left side of POTC quilt.

This section was completed on 16th December 2009.

I am going to try to do this quilt row by row, so it will take a while, as the top border is included in this.

More of Peggy Toole's beautiful fabric

New fabric arrived this week , designed by Peggy Toole for Kaufman

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The final POTC block - to replace POTC #05.
Now to begin the sorting and then sewing the cream block borders.
Emerging from the pond
"I can see you too!"

Wee Bit emerging from the pond ... Froddo was nowhere in sight untill later.
These frogs are so intriguing, as they come out and sun thenselves each day and disappear late afternoon. They never go far from their pond. We got them as tadpoles from Frogette-me-not Frog Farm not far from here. We did get 10 but these two seem to be the only survivors.
We have put bird net over the pond and shade cloth too to protect them in the heat of summer.
Hopefully we will get more in the autumn. They are tree frogs and apparently can live till they are in their 50's.

Some of my new fabrics which arrived today!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Last of the square Patches!
# 61 - 69 - I extra!
I have cut all the edge pieces, so will now work out the order to put the quilt together.
Its 1.30am - and I have done way too much today..off to catch up on some sleep

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Square patches #53 - 60

I have 10 m0re patches half completed and will get onto those today I hope.

I am working out with my Inklingo Lite #4 programme, the printing and cutting layout of the edge shapes and will hopefully get the printing of these done today .

Then I will play some more with all of the main POTC blocks and the square patches to work out the final placement.

I am hoping my 3-sies gal Andrea again gets enthused, and then we slowly go row by row joining all the blocks together!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Square Patches # 41 - 52

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Small Patches #33 - 40
Slowly slowly...a few more done...26 to go..I think

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Square Patches #25 - 32
Have all the centres and side of these small patches cut now Now will try to get them together...althought I think I will have to stop for a while soon to get some binding done on some other quilts.
I still have a week to go before that I think.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Small Patches #13 - 24

Work has slowed a bit as Andrea has not been well. Her migraines have returned!

I have resorted my square patches, and have discarded about 10 of the first ones...these are now the #'s 1 - 12

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cooks in the kitchen!!
Andrea was chopping onions and Josh was opening the tomato paste.
Ruby in Sunny Florida asked me how I worked out my fussy cuts, so I have put up a series of photos on my new Webshots album, on how I design and cut them...and try to work out what goes with what. I hope this helps . I really had fun playing with the fabric. I have been busy too, fussy cutting some of the 1 inch squares. Its a lovely way to spend time...but I am back to sewing now.

Andrea and her cousin Josh are busy cooking tea tonight...Spagetti Bolignase. Really looking forward to that, specially as I dont have to do it myself! Its lovely as Josh is spending the night here too. .

Friday, November 20, 2009

Andrea's contribution so far.
I think there are enough hexagons (3-sies) done for 11 blocks!
What a help!

Preparing the block borders and joiner fabics. The heap of fabric on the left is yet to be printed and cut.
Dont think I am halfway YET!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Showing all my POTC's and some of my joiners and small squares.
Loads of work ahead..and full of challenge.
Andrea is still busy sewing 3'sies and being a great help doing so...I think she has 11 block surrounds done so far, and thankfully her back has improved with rest, and she will be back at school on Monday
I am now working on cutting some more of the small squares, and printing more of the cream fabric.

POTC # 59 completed 19.11.09

Central hexagons La Scala and the outer are Batik.

POTC's 57, 58 and 59 will replace 1,2 and 3...and thats it for those blocks...BUT I may replace one other...I shall see when I get further along.

POTC # 58 completed 19.11.09.

Central hexagons La Scal and the outer Batik.
Andrea calls this one the Watermelon block!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

POTC # 57 - completed 18.11.09
Central hexagons are La Scala
All outer ones are batiks.
Andrea has hurt her back, and while resting... is helping with the cream hexagons.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Our two frogs, Frodo and Wee-bit.

First time we were able to get them in the same photo.

They come out from wherever they live in the rocks, and sun themseves each day.

I think we have one more tadpole to go.

Monday, November 16, 2009

POTC # 56 completed 17.11.09
Central fabric is from my stash and am not sure of its origin.
Remaining fabric is also Batik. I should have noted which Batik collection they were, but too late to work it out now.
I am continuing with more blocks.

POTC # 55 completed 16.11.09

Cental hexagons are from the La Scala Collection and the dark red are from Jinny Beyer Pallette collection. The pale pink are batik.

I have another 12 blocks designed, and have decided to continue completing these, in between preparing and sewing some of my joining squares.

I am also printing and slowly cutting both the cream hexagons which will go around each individual block and the small 1" square joiner fabric. Makes a small break between sewing the main blocks.

Andrea is helping join some of the cream hexagons...by doing 'threesies'

So there will be more than the original 56 blocks needed and I will be able to sort out from the final blocks which ones I want to use.
Thank goodnes this is Inklingo...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

POTC # 54 Completed 15.11.09

Missed yesterday - at least I didnt get this one finished till earlier today. Meant to get another done...but spent the day in the garden...and looking forward to fresh vegies in the future.
The central fabrics are Nuance and the outer ones are batik.

Oh and we have a new frog in our frog Pond..Wee bit!! He looks just like Frodo, but is much smaller.
So there was another time waster over the weekend, not to mention some good TV programs!

Friday, November 13, 2009

POTC # 53 Completed 13.11.09

This was not an easy block to do.

The central Traditional Batik was really too soft and difficult to place. Involved a bit of unpicking.
The outside dark brown is Fossil Fern and apart from the central Tradidional Batik the others are another of my mysteries!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

POTC # 52 Completed 12.11.09

Central fabric - La Scala. Green and blue hexagons are Batik

6 more to go and counting!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

POTC # 51 completed 11.11.09
I seem to have a few mystery fabrics popping up all the time.....but I know the central ones are Asian...where they originated from - I have no idea! Batiks surround them.
Actually raining with thunder and lightening here at present - strange weather!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

POTC # 50 completed 11.11.09 - Rememberance Day...Central fabic is anothe of those mysteries, then the mottled is Batik and the deep aqua is from the Jinny Beyer pallette collection.

I have eight to go, as I am not using the first two I made. Getting there!!!

POTC # 49 Completed 10.11.09 All farbic except the aqua ( which is Batik) is from the Nuance collection

POTC # 48 completed 09.11.09
Central hexagons from the La Scala collection blue fabrik is Barik, and the stripes are from the Nuance collection

Friday, November 06, 2009

My contribution to the Worlds Greatest hexagon quilt.

14 of them, were posted off yesterday. 05.11.09.
I included a Freezer paper sheet with 15 printed hexagons ( of the cream fabric that goes on the border of each flower) on to show how I had printed on the fabric using Inklingo, and included the colour I printed with, and the size Freezer Paper I used...

Couldnt resist this one. Its Frodo2 again on one of his favorite rocks above his pond. The net is there to protect him from the birds here. Our first frog wasnt so lucky! There is another large tadple in the pond, so hopefully Frodo will have a friend soon.
POTC # 47
Completed 06.11.09.
This block was difficult as the patterned pieces are Liberty of London, and the fabric was so soft... it felt like sewing tissue paper and was a bit of a fiddle. The dark blue fabric is from the Jinny Beyer Pallete and the light blue - another mystery!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

POTC # 46 Completed today 05.11.09.

Fabric is from the Robert Kaufman Empress Bouquet collection. I believe this fabric has now been discontinued, which is sad. The blue hexagons are batik

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

POTC # 45

Completed 03.11.09

This one took me a while to complete.....
All the central hexagons are from the La Scala Collection and the dark burgundy from the Nuance collection.

Now to begin the next one. I have another 20 designrd on my design board...and if I get them all done before Christmas...I may, as a good friend of mine suggestedd, get some put behind glass in a frame, for Christmas gifts, to go on a wall. Maybe!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

POTC # 44 completed 01.11.09
Central hexagons are from the Nuance collection , and the second patterned hexagons are another of those mystery ones...that I was collectiong at the beginning of all this POTC fun!
The outside blue are all batiks.
Now to go and make some more hexagon flowers for the Largest Hexagon quilt challenge. I hope to get some from Andrea too, but she is busy with her social life at present. Maybe next weekend and I can get them all posted off then.

Friday, October 30, 2009

POTC # 43 completed 31.10.09.

The center pieces are another fabric I dont know the name of...the outer are batik

POTC #42 completed 30.10.09
Central pieces La Scala collection remainder are batik

POTC #41 was also completed on 28.10.09
Another mystery fabic in the center, more batik, and the deep red is from the Jinny Beyer pallete collection

POTC # 40 was completed on 28.10.2009.
I am afraid the center fabric is a mystery to me, as I can't remember what collection it was from. The deep green is a fossil fern and the outer fabrics ar batik

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

POTC # 39 completed 22.10.09
All the patterned fabric is from the La Scala collection and the light yellow is batik

POTC # 38 completed 22.10.09
All the central hexagons are from the Nuance collection of fabrics...the outer ones are batik

POTC # 37 Completed 21.10.09 Central fabics are from the Nuance design fabrics, the outer ones are batik

Monday, October 26, 2009

Showing how my POTC blocks will look ......eventually.

I have been busy making 1" hexagons for the Aussie Hexagon Challenge

These are what I have done so far....with Inklingo
Oops ! One is upside down !!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I have started making some of the smaller connectiong squares...these will joint the main POTC blocks once the cream bordersaround each block is sewn
Looking at the photos, I have noticed the difference in the fabric surrounding the squares. I have two fabrics - obviously different dye lots and may decide NOT to use the lighter coloured ones.