Friday, 22 April 2016

Mrs Holder Chocolate Round

Another round goes on to Mrs Holder's Quilt.
I am away in Queenstown with friends but there is still a little time for stitching.

There are four of us here - two quilters and two at a photography conference.
So life is pretty perfect - while the guys attend workshops and photo shoots the 
girls explore, shop and stitch!

The chocolate row got finished last night while we waited for the guys to return
and take us out to dinner.

I love the way this chocolate fabric is working - it is pulling
the pink from the centre in nicely.

Next comes two rows of caramel.

And from now on the rows get scrappier.
Mrs Holder in 1800s must have been running out of fabrics
or she had a very clever plan in mind.

So now it was time to dive into the stash and find scraps of caramel
fabrics to add to my shop supplied kit.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

April Breakfast Club Blocks

Last Saturday was Breakfast Club and these are the blocks we 
are making for April.

I do love the freshness of the Jen Kingwell fabrics.
As you an see I am using less of the black and white dotty fabric.
It was becoming a bit overpowering.
So I added in a white on white dotty fabric as well.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

My Mrs Holder Quilt Continues

With two finished quilts in two weeks life is good, so I can get back 
to work on my Mrs Holder Quilt more often. 

This is the latest finished project which we will have in kitset form very soon.

And this is Mrs Holder with the next round on.
The blue is quite strong but what comes further out will balance.

And closer up.

This is the fabric that comes next and I think it will balance the blue too.

My Mrs Holder stretched hexie quilt can now make more progress 
as I now only have four projects on the go!

And they are quite varied - they are:
Mrs Holder's Quilt in 1800s fabrics
My new Moda Applique Quilt
My Breakfast Club quilt in Modern fabrics
And my 1800s School Girl Sampler Cross Stitch

 A nice balance I think with no time frames.
So I can now choose what I am in the mood for working on.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Mrs Holder and a Finished Quilt

This has been  a good week for getting things finished.

My quilts for our Auckland Quiltmakers Exhibition on 30 April and 1 May at 
the Jubilee Building in Parnell are ready to go.
It always takes longer than you think to get binding, hanging sleeves 
and labels written and attached.

But they are done - I will post photos after the how although I have put up a
couple of tasters in previous blog posts.

This is my Carolina Lily quilt all finished, kits now need cutting and it will be 
ready to go at the shop. I  have had a group working on this quilt over the last term.
They have been coming in fortnightly on Fridays and most of them are close to finishing theirs too.

It measures just 30" square and is hand quilted. I used my favourite 
braid design in the borders.

I have rewarded the finishing by getting a bit more on Mrs Holder.
This certainly is my current addiction.

The strong blue ring has taken this quilt off in a different direction.
I think I like it!
It will look better once the next set of rings go on.
One of the things that first attracted me to this quilt was the dominant, 
darker rings that set this design apart.

One more finish to share with you soon.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Can You Solve the Mystery

This week has seen good progress on my class sample.
Now there are four of them.
And they have lots more embroidery on them now.

Can you figure out what they are going to be now?
Add a comment if you can.

Plus my 1800s Cross Stitch Sampler has made a little bit of progress.

Poor old Mrs Holder has taken a back seat, but I did have some
time at English Paper Piecing  Group to make a start on the
next round of stretched hexies.
Hopefully it might get a look in this week and that round will get finished.
It is going off on a new direction now which is quite exciting.

Back soon, Robyn

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

New Applique Project

This is my latest project to be started.

This is the centre of a larger medallion quilt.
And I am loving being back working in Moda fabrics. 
It has been such a long time since I have made a quilt in this style.

And can you figure out what this is going to be?
part from another just started project!

This is why the last post was about finishing!!!
I am desperate to do some more on this quilt but must finish 
a project or two first.

Off now to do some finishing.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Mrs Holder Next Round

This is the next round of my stretched hexie quilt.

Now it will have to go on the back burner for a week or so as I 
finish off some of these and get my quilts ready for our May 
Auckland Quiltmakers Show in Parnell. It is on Saturday April 30 and 
Sunday May 1 at the Jubilee Building in Parnell.

A small quilt with stitchery coming along in Yoko Saito fabrics 
ready for hand quilting.


My Sue Spargo Class Quilt with final border on ready to be quilted
 and ready for the Exhibition