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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Andrea's Toy Poodle Sophie, on a quilt, machine pieced by Andrea about a year or so ago, and still waiting to be hand quilted. One of her UFO's

Gifts made late last night.
No sewing today!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Here is the last of the small squares.

Needed a total of 9 - not 8.

Now these at least are finished.

Now to tackle the last 8 POTC's.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

8 more squares - #70 - 78
I have another 8 to go.!
Also POTC #67 (8 of extra 16)
Central and outer hexagons are Florentine by Peggy Toole for Kaufman. The darker ones are
Reminisence for Quilting Treasures and then of course is the batik.
I have 8 more POTC and the remaining small squares cut and ready to go.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Andrea with her English Piecing, while listening to Eragon for the third time.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

#7 of 16 POTC # 66

Central fabric Fusions. Next four hexagons Tuscan Wildflowers.
Both fabrics by Peggy Toole for Kaufman

Next fabric is Batik

The dark mauve is Fossil fern

Latest block completed today #6 of 16 POTC # 65
Front and back
Central hexagons are Florentine by Peggy Toole for Kaufman
remainder are batik.

Friday, January 22, 2010

We have read lots about frogs, and they apparently bask in the warmth of the day to keep themselves from hibernating, as they are cold blooded creatures. They disappear in the late afternoon and must go hunting for their meals then.

As you can see we are quite fasinated by them..and hope to get more tadpoes later from the Frog Farm where we got our current 'batch' of frogs last year - as tadpoles.

Teeny One, Our latest frog.....who is still a bit shy! Here is Frogette also basking in the shade

Below is Wee Bit basking in the shade in the middle of the pond...he is now the biggest.

Some more on our frogs...yes we have more!

Froddo has escaped into the wild...but we catch up with him at times while 'frog hunting' when it gets dark.
We still have Wee bit, who has become a lot larger...though not as big as Froddo has become..and is not such a Wee Bit any more!

A while ago Frogette appeared...followed a couple of days ago by Teeny one, who is still very shy of us.

POTC # 64

#5 of 16 - POTC #64

Fabrics are Reminisense and batik
Slowly slowly...11 to go!
Havn't yet counted how many more little joining squares to go.

Showing the back.. for you Cathi I just love your blocks!


Monday, January 18, 2010

Some new fabric which arrived yesterday.
I am itching to get to it...and not just for POTC blocks which I have a few more to do yet .
I guess it will also lend itself to the 1.5" POTC collection Orange peel???
All the fabric is by Peggy Toole for Kaufman

Sunday, January 17, 2010

#4 of the Further 16 POTC blocks

Central fabrics are by Peggy Toole for Kaufman

Burgundy is batik fabric and the green is another of my mysteries.

Slow going after my Cataract surgery!

Monday, January 11, 2010

#3 of 16 - POTC #62

Central hexagon fabric is from Reminisence, then Batilk and the outer hexagons are Florentine striped fabric by Peggy Toole for Kaufman.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Here is the second Block of the further 16 I will need for the King Size Quilt.

I am still working along the first row with the cream border hexagons, but I am adding the blocks I am now making as I go.

I need to do this as they are going to be a bit different I think, so they need to be re-arranged as I go.
In the meantime I am also sewing on the borders of all the currently completed blocks - very slowly!
It was all going well till I realised some of the cream pattern hexagons had been printed on the wrong side of the fabric. I have had to unpick quite a few hexagons. I only noticed the problem when I used my Ott light...however I have at last sorted that out.

SO - after that bit of a set back ...I am continuing...with a bit of everything

This block is made using Florentine byPeggy Toole for Kaufman - both Medallion and striped and brown batik.
I have called this block The Aviary Gate , as I am currently listening to the audio book fo this name.
As I sew...its of Sultans, Hareems..and full of mystery... I am sure the story will come back to me as I look at the block.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

This is the back of block #60

To really see how the backs of the blocks SHOULD look - visit Cathi Godwins blog - she is so neat with it.
2.04am - I am off to sleep! Forecast for tomorrow - Catastrophic!
More heat and strong winds.

POTC # 60 - Ist of a further 16 and that means a lot of small squares too I guess.

Tiger for punishment...but have to get a bit done before I go off for my cataract surgery on Wednesday week...not much sewing after that for a bit!

Today I have had a people free day and night , so I have made the most of that.
This block is made with Peggy Toole fabric for Robert Kaufman, and with batik

My design board as from tonight..Early morning now actually...
I have completed a row, and begun on the next. I have sewn 3 together at the top
and begun the next row.
I will not sew it completely together yet as I will need to place all the new blocks when they are done

I am now just sewing borders together...and the small and larger squares between the blocks.

On the left hand side of the design board you can see where I have begun to design some more blocks ( a total of 16 I think- and these look larger as they are not yet sewn togehter)
I have decided to go ahead wth the King size quilt!

Found this stranger in our garden tonight.

Thought he was lovely so took a photo for Andrea to see when she gets home tomorrow with her little brother Patrick. We will have a name game for him then.

We think Froddo has ecscaped, but Wee-Bit is there by the pond...hiding from the heat.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New year to one and all.
I hope it will be a year of good health and happiness...and lots of completed quilting projects too