Sunday, September 29, 2013

Baby Driver

With our first grandchild on the way, I can at last embroider all the beautiful baby designs I accumulated over the years. 

First up is some bibs.  All were done in the hoop.  I used 2 versions, but embroidered 6 different bibs.

These are the original designs.  Both bibs are embroidered in full using variegated thread.

With these 2 I substituted the original embroidery designs with 2 clowns.

These 2 were done with printed fabric.  Only the outside borders are embroidered.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Art of Quilting Sampler Quilt - Blocks 42 - 45 and 48 - 50

With the long weekend almost over, I managed to catch up with all the blocks I received thus far.   The quilt top is halfway done at this stage.  With all the finished blocks sashed and stitched together, it is turning into a lovely piece.

Blocks 42-44

Blocks 45 and 48 to 50


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Art of Quilting Sampler Quilt - Blocks 5,18 and 29 to 34

After mainly focusing on my Innovative Quilt project for the year, I was looking forward to continue with this quilt.   My previous post for this quilt, was March already!   I can't believe the year has flown by so fast.  I have seriously fallen behind and need to catch up to block 50.  The blocks are sashed and stitched together after every 10 finished, so it is growing all the time.  Quite exciting!

After making a mess of Blocks 5 and 18, I got replacements and was at last able to finish them.  Whilst taking photo's outside, the wind blew them into the pool.  They were still wet when this photo was taken, that's why they look a little rumpled.

Blocks 5 and 18

Blocks 29, 30 and 32

Blocks 33 and 34
Now I'm off to cutting and stitching the following batch.