Friday, 9 November 2012

Today is Blog Tour day

Yipee here we are on blog tour day for me.  Introducing my block, Roving Ring, which can be found on page 43, Block #552.  I loved making this block, and could make a whole quilt just by repeating it over and over again - probably will so watch this space.  I started with four reproduction shirtings, and cut into squares, then triangles, then sewed back into squares.  Some people cannot understand why we do this process of cutting up fabric only to sew it up again! 

This is where my addiction to paper piecing comes in and instead of hexagons, this time I have used pentagons, with scrappy reproduction reds from the basket.   What do you think?  This could work with any colour - try blues, greens, black and white, brights, or what about just use all the colours in one!

So for inspiration, have a look below and  also through the other 99 blocks on the link or if you leave a comment by Wednesday 14 November, you will go into the running to win a copy of the magazine and a Country Matters pattern.

So, here I have made four blocks and joined them together, you get a secondary effect,

And below, I took the photo on point, isn't that effective.  Makes it look quite different.

Now for something completely different, I have been also working on Anni Downes quilt Some Kind of Wonderful, just have binding to go, and  I put it together in a quilt-as-you-go format.  This has some lovely blocks in it, quite a treasure to make and have for someone special.

Back to the hexagons.  As this being a special blog day, thought I would share this with you.  It is the beginning of a mosiac hexagon quilt from Annette Gero's book Fabric of Society, using 1/2" hexagons.  This is a work in progress (probably for a few years!)

Remember some red hexagons I showed you earlier in the year, they are now in a quilt top, as you can see, pins are in and waiting for the last of the quilting.

Finally, more of the Mulberries  Of Amaroo versions, Faye has done this one in the Wagga class, gorgeous reproduction blues and browns,

And another on the way in pinks and soft reds.

As it is Spring here, my cushion pattern, Bottom Garden has been popular recently, quite large cushions but quick to make with a little stitching and applique.  Email me if you are interested in a copy.

Could not leave without showing you one more iris blooming in my garden this week, love this colour combination.

I think I have gone on for long enough, hope you have enjoyed the post and blog tour, and thankyou to Quiltmakers 100 Blocks for letting me be a part of it again. Maybe I will see you next time, and don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win.

In the meantime, I will keep those fingers stitching.

Cheers, Janelle

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Blog tour coming up

As I promised to tell you, the day for my blog tour will be Friday, 9 November, just a couple of days away - how exciting.  So if you can, come and have a look at my blog on that day, and for two lucky visitors you could win a copy of the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol 6 magazine and a Country Matters pattern.  All you have to do is leave a comment by Wednesday, 14 November be in the running.

I am also in the process of setting up a new blog which will link back to this one, address will be and it will have loads more info on it when it is up and running properly.

QUILT SHOW in Cootamundra this weekend, 10 and 11 November put on by Community Chest, an organisation that raises money for heart, lung and kidney equipment and patients in the local area.  It will be in Dickson Hall (not the Town Hall as previously advertised) from 10 - 4pm, so come along and support a very worthy cause. 

See you on Friday, Janelle