I know that I’ve been a bit slow with only doing one block a month, but I have been busy and (cough, cough) sick. This months is the Ice Creamery, and lets face it who doesn’t love ice cream. I’m still doing the final blank stitch for this quilt but I am happy with the way this block is coming along. It does need some embellishment to be done to it and I have found some buttons that I will order shortly – including wheels which I need for the other blocks. Again you may note that I have hand stitched the shop sign – I think it looks very nice.
Well a few months ago I came across this quilt. I fell in love with it, so I ordered the material which I have just got and started on the first block. I love the fabric range – with most of it being French General which has a lovely range of colors. The only problem is that it is very popular and if not snapped up quickly – it can be gone. This quilt tends to use a variety of the French General range. The first block is Shopping Day show the snowman going shopping. The second block is The perfect pudding – I’d like to think that was what the snowman was shopping for. The quilt was designed by Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly. Looks like I have some catching up to do…
Well I few weeks ago I sent an email to Lynette Anderson and got a very helpful response and intern was told that here was going to be another button club. She had two names and I told her that the latter was much better and I’m glad she decided to use it. Its called Chateau Hexagon and if you go to Lynette’s page or just press the button on my page for Chateau Hexagon. I’ve just started to get into hexagons since starting Hugs ‘n’ Kisses projects and just love the paper hexies that you do not have to remove. They just wash away. So I signed up with the Little Quilt Store and am counting the days till I get my new project…Oh I just realized that will be about the 5 project I’ve got going now…Gee looks like I’m going to have to manage my time to get them all finished by the end of the year HA HA HA
Hasn’t time flown by so quickly and now we are in May. I have just finished the next part of the Welcome to the North Pole called The North Pole Bakery. I couldn’t find a pen to write the name so I decided to hand stitch it. I think it looks alright. I have used a combination of both applique and needle-turning to do this quilt. Since I got my Bias Making Machine, I decided that I would use it to make some of the parts of the house so I did bias work around the windows, door frame and the roof too. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up and get this quilt finished before Christmas – bit of challenge though. I have already done three blocks which leaves twelve more to do….