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GREEN TEA AND SWEETBEANS
Quilting in the Surrey Hills
FINISHED AT LAST....
...that have been slowly taking over this blog! You know how when you haven't done something for a while, it gets harder and harder to get back to it? So I'm taking a deep breath, and here goes!!! What has been going on for the past month? I will list it out under headings....
It was been soooo wonderful to have my hubby back! For three months over the Christmas break he was away on the high seas on a Navy ship (he is a navy Chaplain). I won't pretend that it was easy, three months ...
There's so much gorgeous modern fabric and so many great quilt patterns but sometimes it feels like quilting is about things being fast and simple to make. Don't get me wrong, this isn't a sweeping statement about modern quilting, there is a lot of complicated piecing and amazing quilting going on too. Perhaps it is just that I am drawn to the modern quick makes (I don't have a lot of sewing time) or maybe because I still consider myself a beginner and so avoid difficult patterns because I don't think I would be ... read more
Haven't had the opportunity to do much sewing this week - have been hand sewing some Green Tea and Sweet Beans blocks, and doing s bit of work on my swap blocks with Australia Quilt Swap Blocks. I've also been busy with Doll Quilts, as they are due soon as well!
So one day through the week, I collected all the scrappy tops that I have ready to be backed and bound - I was surprised at just how many there are!
Putting it simply, I simply adore Jen Kingwell's (Amitie) talent for quilt and pattern making.
Jen's new Block of the Month quilt 'Bring Me Flowers' is yet another fine example of her gift for combining sometimes wacky but always wonderful fabrics to create delightful quilt blocks, sent out and received each month with great anticipation on my part!!!
Month two has arrived and is in progress! Such gorgeous fabrics including Liberty's, yum.
And in case you are wondering, I am still slowly working on Jen's Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt. Another classic pattern that can ... read more
This past Sunday I joing the OCMQG for our monthly sew and was happy to make progress on a few projects!
First, as promised last week I did make some progress on my February blocks for the Green Tea and Sweet Beans BOM. These churn dash blocks came together fairly easily. I still need to tackle the orange peel blocks; I got some good advice from my guildmates on applique and I'm excited to try it for the first time.
|Photo from Sewing Party|