Saturday, May 30, 2009

This month's BQL challenge....

This month the challenge involved doing a trapunto piece.It measures about 12" x 12". I'm afraid that I didn't really get a good photo here but as I had just uploaded it to the group site I thought it would be a good idea to post here at the same time. Originally I didn't really feel that I got a good definition around my 'puffy' bunnies so I stem stitched around the outline to help. That brought the design out a bit more. Another part of the challenge is to improve our free motion quilting. I am getting there but would like to get a more even arrangement.
I used one of my favourite fabrics this time - it's a Lakehouse fabric with embossed spots. It's one of those fabrics you just want to use in everything. When it came to the binding I wasn't sure and then I remembered that I had both the pink and blue Lakehouse rabbit fabric which also has embossing as well. I had enough to do the binding in either colour but I decided to do it scrappy. Unfortunately you can't see much of the bunnies in the binding.
The idea each month is to challenge us to try new ideas. While I don't always love the task at hand it certainly is achieving the goal of pushing me outside of my comfort zone.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Do I spend too much time on the computer?

A little group of four friends get together every fortnight. We share ideas, solve the problems of the world and and do just a little bit of nibbling yummy things. A few weeks ago Robyn had put together a quilt top for her daughter...

And Dianne had finished a quilt for a 21st birthday present...

Cheryl had made a bag for her mother for Mother's Day.

It is reversible. ( and the pattern is from Whistlepig Creek called Six Pack Stack)

And what did I have to show - I think I had one of my signature squares - and no doubt some new and exciting information I had found on the net. I wonder if I am spending too much time on the computer and not enough time sewing. ( no, don't answer that - I think I already know.)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Time flies by..

Oh dear, it's been a while.....

I've sent in my siggie blocks And made Happy House blocks
and just made it in by the skin of my teeth with the BQL Calendar Challenge.( Each month has a deadline at the end) You can see I used some of the leftovers from the Happy Houses to make the handbags. The colours are just lovely on this range ( Objects of Desire - Moda).

May has been busy so far with secret swap things ( shhh!) and I am working on my BQL Challenge for May at the moment. I don't want it to be rushed at the end.