When I saw this quilt kit, I feel in love with it. This one is by Rosalie Quinlan and uses red and pink through out it. I have started to buy the fabrics to go with it and have the cottons already brought. I brought the DMC which has shades of pink and red in it. I think it will be alright, but we shall see. The quilt is called Scandinavian Rose and comes as a 6 pattern pack with 14 blocks. I like the european flavour through out this quilt. It should be very lovely when it is finished with it being 27½ inches (70 cm) by 12½ inches (32 cm).
I really like this block. The thought that of a jazz band playing up in heaven is very cute. This block used a lot of metalic cotton and it turned out very nice. This block is one of the longest blocks in this quilt. I was actually hoping to have it finieshed before the release of the next block. Now to press it and put it in a safe place till I have finished all the other blocks.
Ok I started this a couple of days ago but just finished this block this afternoon – I know I still have to do the blank stitch around this block. I like it when I first say it at my friends shop called The Christmas Beetle. After looking around for this quilt that had been around for a number of years, I found it and was only able to get the pattern. I have used a number of fabrics that I like and hope that it will look great when completed. The marble fabric looks great, and I love the fabric for the christmas tree as it looks like there really is decorations on the tree. The boarders are jelly rolls. I didn’t think it would be so big but it is over 17 inches by 20 inches. The design is made by Kookaburra Cottage Quilts and is a 10 month BOM. When this is finished it should be about 173 by 173 cms.
Well the fourth month of Fernhill is now finished. There were so many french knots – I don’t mind doing french knots but there must have been 100 in total to the blueberries. I can’t wait for this quilt to be finished as I think it will really look like you are looking into the forest and seeing the animals and nature together.
Well I’ve know its been a little while since I have written, but I have been busy – unfortunately most as been with work and arranging for some new home improvements (fencing to keep my puppy in and a brand new wood heater). I also treated myself and went to see Barry Humphrey’s last show in Melbourne. It was excellent possums. While on the bus, I did find time to undertake a bit of quilting. I took with me the fourth block in Fernhill – there are lots of french notes in it to give the appearance of berries. I eventually was able to down load the next pattern in the Long time ago in Bethleham – it is called Megaphone Angel. It was stiched very quickly but I found the metallic cottons a challenge to stitch with due to them fraying. I found it better to use shorter lengths to do the pattern. I also used pewter instead of silver and I feel it better highlighted the angel’s wings. Oh well one more day at work and off for a few days. Attending a sewing class where I will be making Jingle Berry. I can’t wait.