Friday, February 28, 2014

Completed: Amy Gibson's Craftsy class: BOM Sampler quilt!

Began this in 2012, following along with Amy Gibson's online class and finished it this past January with Leah Day's free motion quilting class (both from
Really cool to try a few new techniques and I love the pink colour scheme...the back is white with a pale mint polka dot section but I didn't take a photo as the white quilting on white fabric didn't really show in the photo.
Bess had to get in on the action...she is in the picture above but her black colour makes her hard to see! Much better in a close up!

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I have at last completed the quilting on my Craftsy Leah Day FMQ a BOM sampler class!

The last block was my hexagons, for which I used the herringbone stitch on the machine.  And then Leah suggested using river path on the outer border. 

Now, just to trim and bind it...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Craftsy/Leah Day FMQ Sampler Quilt class

So life in general got in the way of my grand plan to complete this quilt before school started again on the 3rd Feb! However I am onto the LAST BLOCK and should be able to do the binding this weekend at last! 

It has been a great first three days at school with my awesome twenty Year Six pupils and the national holiday today meant that I could have the classroom to myself to do some planning for camp and the senior production. 

Last night I changed my sewing plate and foot to be able to use the herringbone stitch on the machine around the hexagons of my final block. Just a few seams to finish on that. But here are blocks 13 - 19:

Some echo lines and desert sand...

...escargot and echo lines...

...river lines...

...(hmm, photo taken too closely to the tinted windows?)...pebbles, echoes and a desert sand centre...

...echo lines and feather fans attempt...

...echo lines and more feather fans.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Giveaway winner!

Congratulations to Mara, who kindly commented on my 100th post with...

Lovely fabric giveaway and your FMQ is inspiring I need to start working on mine.

...and has been selected as the winner of the little set of fat quarters!