Saturday, 7 January 2017

End of Year Update

Oh dear I just looked at my last Blog post and it was in September!!!!

Not sure what happened there - lost the Blog-Plot, life got in the way, whatever.

So here is an update and a promise to do better in 2017.

My "Mosaic" quilt top designed by Irene Blanck is now finished and we are 
selling it as a Block of the Month at the shop (Patchwork Passion NZ).

My Mrs Holder Stretched Hexie quilt has made steady progress.
When I last posted about it I was up to Row 19. 
I am now on the last full row around which is number 25.
Next it is up to squaring off the corners and I am really looking 
forward to this stage. 

Oh my golly - there are 144 hexies in this round.
That makes 1,820 hexies so far.

Talk about being addicted to English Paper Piecing!
In the meantime we (at work) have made this modern throw.

I hand quilted it with Sue Spargo's #8 Perle thread from her Eleganza range.
It was so nice to hand quilt with and the chunky stitches gave the throw a Modern look.
It uses mostly Cotton and Steel Cotton / Linens and is now selling as a kitset at the shop.

My Instastitch is progressing as each block is released by Sue Spargo. 
We are now waiting for block 11 which should be out any minute.
I have so enjoyed using some of my old indigo collection from Japan.


As you can probably see they still need the stitching completed. 
I have done a lot of sashiko stitching instead of some of the stitches Sue suggests.

And then there is my Pemberley from Katrina Hadjimichael's August Retreat which hasn't made much progress - Mrs Holder has to be finished before I go back to this quilt.

Back soon with my machine piecing holiday project
 and a new Block of the Month that Cindy and I have started.


  1. Great steady work Robyn. Funny enough, that hexagon quilt looks great as a bed topper just like it is!

    1. Thanks Alison. I thought the same thing.