Sunday, April 5, 2015

bunnies, eggs and i didn't get my table runner finished…but the bunny brought eggs anyway

the yo-yos already made and waiting for a project or as it turns out a couple of projects…i think i am addicted to yo-yos at the present..i did get all the yo-yos finished and i even managed to get them all sewn in place but it is still a long way from my table…oh well there is always next year…i did get it under way early but just didn't finish it..

got started

this pattern is from Kim Diehl's book Simple Seasons…i choose to use much brighter colours and larger yo-yos…i did stay with the neutral background and choose to use very light mint green for the borders…it is going to be lovely when finished…and so special for future easter tables

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"You must do the things you think you cannot do" even if they are "Whatnots"

i don't really like to piece…i do like appliqué…mostly i love to just draw out designs and then cut out elements with my scissors…often without using a pattern or just a very loosely drawn line drawing…so if i said piecing is hard for me it would be an understatement…but sometimes the words of Eleanor Roosevelt "You must do the things you think you cannot do." can guide a person through difficult times…so i did just that…embarking on cutting and piecing very tiny squares, triangles and half-square triangles to make this small quilt…it is a kit by Kim Diehl from her Simple Whatnots Club #1 

 hanging out in the snow outside the back door

usually i use bright colours and find it hard to work outside my comfort zone but i am quite attracted to Kim Diehl fabrics

i did make a few mistakes but overall i am pretty happy with this little quilt called Meandering which measures 18 1/2 by 24 1/2

now on to the quilting… i will most likely quilt it diagonally in straight lines