Monday, 21 March 2016

Block Of The Month

At the Rugby quilting group I belong to, Rocheberie Schoolhouse Quilters, we are doing a BOM.  Well, it's not actually a block a month, as we meet every two months, but it works out to twelve blocks over the year, so it's basically the same!  
Here are my two March blocks.

The one on the left is Flying in a Circle, and made from flying geese and half square triangles.  (I also used hour glasses, but you don't have to.). The one on the right is Disappearing Hourglass, and it went together beautifully. 

Here are my four blocks so far.  Ive not decided how to set them yet, but I don't think it'll be like this! 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Generous Liz

I taught a workshop on LeMoyne Star on Saturday, which was great fun.  Liz decided to use the class as a technique opportunity and to make a star for Project Linus.  So generous!  She'd bought fabric specially for this, with a lovely bird fabric for the star and a red batik for the background.  (Isn't it Freddie Moran who says red is a neutral?  Well obviously Liz agrees!)  at the end of the day I had Liz's star and my demo star, which was green and white.  I thought they would play nicely together if they had friends, so here we are. 

A nice bright quilt for Linus, using up some of my many Mile. Minute blocks.  With a yellow binding, this will be great.  

On second thoughts, a narrow final yellow border nod yellow binding will be even better! 

And here is my Clarice Cliffe completed.  I love it!  And better yet, I used all fabric from my stash!  

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Good news!

I randomly read part of an article in today's 'Sunday Times' about eyebrows.  Apparently, a study has shown that the British woman spends an average of £200 a year on her eyebrows.  Who knew?!  So since I have spent a total of £0 for the last x years, I can spend all the money I've saved on fabric!  Whoopee! 
In related news, I have been continuing with my Clarice Cliffe quilt. 

The flying geese look great, and they make it a better shape.  One more patterned border and it'll be done.  I'll be dipping into my £200 very soon!