Another new quilt kit

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).

Block four completed….finally

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.

Christmas Cards

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.Christmas Cards

Toadstools

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. 

Third Block completed

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.