Monday, November 28, 2016

TSS Progress

Ive' managed to complete a few more blocks for The Splendid Sampler, in the last couple of days. They are mostly appliqued, a favourite method for me, although a pieced block is in the mix. I'm doing embroidered ones at the moment so after those , I'm moving on to a couple of foundation pieced blocks.

The first one is a blousey single rose with mottled pink fabric, petals..
 This one has a Kaffe Fasett fabric for the centre, with batiks for the outer hexagons..
 I'm alternating the majority of the background squares between  black & white pin spot & or, a Black & white striped fabric, with some coloured exceptions, as in the acorn below.
As this is a scrap quilt I have enjoyed incorporating some fabric scraps from previous quilts








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Friday, November 18, 2016

Hexagon Happy

Another block from The Splendid Sampler. I  do enjoy stitching hexagons, as is probably more than evident from my hexagon quilt & subsequent projects. I'm a great fan of colour & have loved  the variety of block patterns that allow me to indulge.

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

More Completed Splendid Sampler Blocks






 I've been trying to catch up with my TSS Blocks. Ambitious I know when I'm 50 behind, :)  however, slowly slowly...as the saying goes. How I'm enjoying this creative journey, seeing the creative interpretations of each block from the other members, along with their help & very kind comments. Here are my latest completions.
This pattern was for a squirrel. Being a proud Australian, I decided to feature a Koala holding a pink gum blossom instead of the squirrel.
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This is an embroidered block, one of the many embroidery blocks I've yet to complete.

This one is composed of selvage edges, such a great idea & I love being able to use the many coloured fabrics I've chosen for this project.

I'm adding these while we are having loads of after shocks from yesterday's earthquake. Can you tell I'm not concentrating well?  a 5.8 just now.   :(:(    I've forgotten to edit the photos just trying t get everything uploaded for now.  Another 5.7 Enjoy this sparkly cup cake.


I do hope the designer of this preservatives block forgives me for using this fabric. I have had it in my fabric stash for 20 + years, instead of the pieced block that was offered.. I just couldn't resit this one with the label showing "Joan's".... I can see that jar needs to be leveled, perhaps the earthquakes  are influencing my placement.

 I imagined with this block, that I might start to do the blocks as they arrive,. Well, it is a plan at any rate. :)  Enjoy.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

2016 Halloween Ornament Exchange.

This is my Halloween, cross stitch ornament for t2016 to my exchange partner Eileen. This year I didn't manage to stitch one for myself, something to achieve, for later.




I received this  beautifully stitched ornament of a witch, which I love. Also in my parcel were some scary ear rings & this wee spooky bag. Many thanks Eileen.