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Monday, 20 January 2014

Chester The Dog

I managed to get Chester finished late on Saturday. I think he turned out pretty well.


What do you think?

Friday, 17 January 2014

A Productive Day

Today I managed to get some work done on a few things I had started but not yet finished.
Firstly I got this top finished, I had been working on this on and off for the past few weeks but I was so close to getting it finished today I just had to keep going until I could see the completed top.
So here it is


I just love how this turned out. 

I probably should have worked on the Summer Fun BOM some more too as it is very close to being finished (I have the sashings on, now I just have to do the borders)

But

I also wanted to get this finished 


It was only cut out when I started and if I had not run out of joints (I actually had to borrow the ones I used of my wonderfully crafty neighbour, cause I didn't have any) it probably would have been finished too and I would have been able to mark this off my January crafting to do list, but that will now have to wait until tomorrow when I can get some more joints and finish it off. That said it is much closer than it would have been so it has been a productive day and when it is finished I will be able to concentrate on getting the Summer Fun BOM finished for the rest of the month because the rest of my list will be finished (or will be when the planned times for another project are completed)

Monday, 13 January 2014

Visible Progress!!

I worked on my cross stitch again for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Here is what I started with

and this is what I finished with


Don't forget to pop over to Kathy's Quilts to see what everyone else has been doing.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

RSC Sampler progress

I have made more progress on my  RSC Sampler. Here are the blocks so far

 Don't forget to pop over to so scrappy  and check out what everyone else has been doing.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Two more blocks ready to appliqué

Got these two ready today. 

Once they are finished I will be able to put the sashing on.

BOM's Away

I am joining the BOMs Away Party this year so I can get some work done on my BOMs. The first one I am working on is Summer Fun. I would really like to get this finished this month so I will be working hard on this one. Nearly finished block 5

Don't forget to pop on over to What a Hoot to check out the other wonderful BOMs people have been working on.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Slow Stitching Sunday

I have joined Slow Stitching Sunday this year to hopefully get some of the cross stitch UFO projects I have finished. They really are slow stitching as a few hours work really doesn't look like much!

This is what I started with


And this is what I finished with


It's not much but at least it is progress!

Don't forget to head over to Kathy's Quilts and check out some of the other Slow Sunday Stitching that has been going on.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

I have joined the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge I am trying to use up some of the scraps I have been accumulating through participating in this challenge.  We are making blocks for a sampler quilt. Here are the first 3 blocks I have made. Blue is the January colour.
I am going over to check out what everyone else has been up to too. Maybe you would like to join us? Pop over to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Something Old Something New

I am following along with the Never to Hot to Stitch Something Old Something New Challenge



My Something Old  for this month is the Summer Fun Block of the month quilt I have been working on. I would like to get the top finished before the month is out.


These are the blocks I have finished so far. I have one more this size, two smaller blocks and a couple of appliquéd sashings  to add then the final borders.

My Something new was to try quilt as you go

I started a bottled rainbows quilt which was quilt as you go. They suggested just quilting the wadding and the top together and then quilting the borders when the backing is added. 


I thought it was defeating the purpose of quilt as you go so I quilted onto a backing but the stitches I chose didn't work very well. Oh well I learnt more about quilt as you go by trying it! (Maybe I should have just followed the instructions too!!!)


I guess it will work nicely as a placemat, but I wouldn't want to lie under a quilt quilted that way it might be a bit too scratchy!

Don't forget to pop over to Never to Hot to Stitch and check out what everyone else is up too.