Saturday, 18 June 2011

Quilting Under the Rainbow Bee - July Block

Rainbow wheel, made for Monica.  After a fiddly start (its been a while since I did any foundation piecing) it was a nice quick block to complete, but very effective!

1. Making the templates (I had some quilting paper lying around so used that, as its basically just tissue paper).  I traced them from the supplied pattern:

2. Cutting done (thank you Monica for the tips of sizes for each piece)

3. First block pieced - only three unpicks I think (did I mention it had been a while since I foundation pieced), that bottom piece, it took me ages to get the fit right.  Also, the light blue and purple were my stash donations, so I started with them just incase as I had a fair bit more in the cupboard.

4.  Halfway there!  I took a break at this stage and left it for the next day.

5.  COMPLETE!!  Yay.  Looks really nice, I can't wait for pics of the complete quilt.

Next is a couple of border pieces to go with this before I send it back to Monica.....

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Inaugural Post

Welcome to my blog.

After a 5 1/2 month break, I have just returned to work and made the move to part-time for the first time in my life.  So now I have time to do more of the things that make me happy...  like patchwork and quilting, spending time with my family, reading, playing with my dogs,  I've even started some volunteer work (see the WOWgirls gadget).  And of course, I've joined a couple of online quilting bees - which is where I got the idea to start a blog in the first place.

There's a good chance I'll be the only one reading this, but nonetheless I'm having a crack at it!!!