Sunday, July 31, 2016

OPAM finishes for July..

Earlier this month I downloaded the "Windy Farm" blocks from Antonie Alexander's book "Happy Quilts".. I spend days putting them together, making the Pinwheels for the borders and then it was time to quilt it.....

I meandered around all the animals and little people...






free motioned around all the eyes because that is safer for little ones....







It was tricky doing the tiny chooks and piglets ones...

























but I was delighted to have it done and I love it.....





Tired a few different places to take the photo and Lacy decided to photobomb it...



Last month I joined Sheila for another Postcard Swap... My partner was Linda from SCRAPMASTER...
Linda makes the most amazing quilts sew I was a little worried but I remembered she loved Salvages and of course sewing so this is the Postcard I made and sent to her in Canada....




Linda emailed me to say it arrived sew I could post it . I was pleased she was happy...


If you read the previous post you'll know I was playing with some fabrics I brought home from my DDs.a few weeks ago..

Today I turned it into a cute little Quilt of Love...







and decided to also make a boys one....




That makes four finishes for this month and I would like to thank Peg and Kris for once again organising us for OPAM  this month. It does keep me on track...


Happy Stitching ...

Hugz  Maria :)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

A bit of this and that !!!

Just can't seam to settle on finishing a project, as you can see my poor cutting table is in a mess.



I have been working on my "Chateau Hexagon" BOM by Lynette Anderson.



Only two more blocks and then I need to put it together BUT I have misplaced the instructions...  Sew now I am not sure how big I need to cut the pieces for the border ??????


Then when I went into the cupboard looking for fabrics for SS Block 48 I can across a nice pile of fabrics that hopped into my bag when I left DD's home last time I visited... Oh and a tin of HST.....


Sew I've been playing ....















I think these will make a sweet "Quilt of Love"





Not sure what to do with the HST Chevrons ????  It's 14 1/2" square....





Here are the last few SS Blocks...




as you can see I did source fabrics and finish No 48... It's the bottom right one...

Must do a post tomorrow for OPAM as this month has disappeared again......

Going out to do some weeding while the sun is shining....

Hugz  Maria. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Opening Day....

Last month I joined the Tuesday Girls for Clayton's Christmas Swap  and Shez was to send to me and Jo was my partner. (Will show you want I sent her later after Jo's post....)

Shez's beautifully wrapped parcel arrived last week but I had to wait till today to open it....


Look at my gorgeous gifts.. A Lovely Handmade Ornie, Pretty Pink Christmas fabric , Organic Chocolate  ( I have never seen or tasted that sew will be interesting to try.)



and the Cutest Reindeer Buttons.........

Thank sew much Shez for all my lovely Christmassy gifts and the Tuesday Girls for organising this great swap....

Sandi, Helen, Teresa and Norreen are running another swap sew you can join in HERE


Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)



Saturday, July 23, 2016

Blocks and a Start for FNSI....

Always enjoy joining Wendy and the ladies for FNSI and I was able to make two more Splendid Sampler blocks...



and make a start on quilting Natures Journey...






I stitched around the centre ,under the peeper, and shadow quilted along the diamonds now I don't know what to do next ???? any ideas !!!

thank you Wendy for another fun night of sewing....



 Today I spend a fun filled day at Patch with the ladies and special friend Jan M from Pinjarra....



Hope you are all enjoying a stitchy weekend...

Hugz Maria :)






Thursday, July 21, 2016

Flip Flops or Thongs ??

Whatever we call them I loved making the Bonus Block for The Splendid Sampler designed by Jacquelynne.

It has been freezing here sew making this block warmed me a little. :)




The yellow dots reminds of the beach sand and the Thongs ( I'm an Aussie ) of warmer days...


Happy Stitching..

Hugz  Maria :)


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Nice Mail and FNSI......

I was delighted today to receive my No Fuss Swap parcel "Clayton's Christmas" from my partner Shez..





Couldn't resist opening the parcel







and look at the pretty wrapped gift inside... Now I have to wait for 7 sleeps before I can open it...





Don't forget ladies to pop over to Wendy's to sign up for this month's FNSI... It is a great way to get some stitching done with our cyber friends and go and visit them to see what everyone made...
look firward to spending an evening with you.....



Must away and finish Windy Farm....

Happy stitching...

Hugz  Maria :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Block Busting !!!!

I've been working on catching up with my Snapshot SAL, EPP SAL and the Splendid Sampler Blocks....



" Quilty Cat "





EPP Block, only three more to go...



did finishing touches on  38 " Vintage Basket "



My version of block 39 "Balls in the Air "





              Block 40 " Best Friends "



My version of block 41 " Sew South "




















             and block 42 " Pencils "




                                                  sew now I am up to date till Sunday.....


I can start quilting " Windy Farm " as it is pinned ready to go...... Yeh !!!!!!



Have a great Weekend.......It's pelting down rain here sew perfect for staying in and playing in the Cave...


happy stitching

Hugz Maria :)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

July FnwFs

I joined Cheryll and friends for FnwFs while in the big smoke visiting my DD.. It is always extra special when I can sew along with DD as well as well as my virtual friends...

First I made blocks for Aussie Hero's.....




then finished stitching the Hexies for my SS block and did some stitching on my basket too..




DD worked on this.....





hope all had a great weekend stitching and I enjoy reading what you did HERE over the next few days...


Hugz  Maria  :)