Thursday, 16 July 2015

Taupe Block Progress

A day at home sewing does wonders for progress - only interrupted 
by lunch out with my husband.

I got two pieced blocks made, one applique block finished
and two applique blocks prepared.

So here they are.

I love the addition of the cotton reels to the star block. 
This quilt sure is fun to make.

I am in the middle of row four and there are only five and then borders,
so it is going to be finished quite soon.

Then it will be on to hand quilting it.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Next Taupe Blocks

This week has been good for producing more of my taupe blocks.

And the sewing room is calling - so back to some more blocks.

Plus I have a new machine pieced medallion quilt cut ready to sew.

There is nothing like having a few quilts on the go at once!

I also have a bag to finish and a stitchery - oh dear.
But what fun and what addiction!


Back soon,  Robyn

Sunday, 5 July 2015

More Taupe Blocks

These blocks are becoming addictive - I am just loving getting back into the 
taupe colour scheme and I love the softness of this particular selection.

The next pieced block was fun to make and went together well.
I have decided that no pressing until the block is finished is working 
well with these woven fabrics.

They seem to be at risk of getting stretched when I press them in sections 
- even tho' I press not iron them.

The balance with applique is great. This one now needs a little touch of embroidery.

In fact I think they will just about all get a touch of stitching added.
I will re-post these with before and after photos when the embroidery is added.
It will be interesting to see what a difference it makes (or not!)

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Another Taupe Block

Here are the next two blocks in my new quilt.

I am really enjoying having hand applique to do at night and machine
 piecing to do at other times.

Back soon with the next pair.