Thursday, 14 February 2013

Palmerston North Quilt and Craft Fair

We have had a great first day at the Craft Fair in Palmerston North.
Here some photos of our stall.

An overview shot.

Karen's Cybil, Cecil and Cedric love going to Shows.

Taupe Lucky Owls - always a Show favourite.

Shot Cotton Corner

Bags and Antique Sampler Block of the Month

We are at the Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday so if you are close to get there do visit.
We have had people from Hawkes Bay, New Plymouth, Wellington, Kapiti Coast and of 
course lots of locals from Palmerston North.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

New Taupe Quilt

Now is time to get going on a new big quilt project. This one is for my sister-in-law.
She chose the basic colours and the design is put together from two quilts in two books
 that a friend in Japan published a few years ago.

This is the first completed length - it is little squares constructed into a zig-zag effect.

There are two consistent fabrics in the zig-zag - the light triangles on the edge and the red 
squares next to them. The rest is a mixture of fabrics placed randomly.

There are three of these panels running the length of the bed separated by a plain panel in the same fabric as the large triangles. An applique border then goes up between the zig-zags.
I have the other two zig-zags finished and now need to add large triangles to them.
I decided the easiest way to do these and keep all the corners right was to applique them!

So I am off to the cutting mat and then the  ironing board to prepare the next set of triangles.

Back soon with another small hexie project that I hope to finish the final little bit of 
hand stitching on  tonight.