Sunday, 29 December 2013

Celtic Solstice - part 5

I must be in holiday mode ..... I had to 'draw' what was to be done in today's clue. Not that it was hard - it wasn't, but I just couldn't get my head around it to understand what I needed to do - LOL.
Worked out fine.

This is where I'm storing my sewing boxes.

Part 5 started - cutting the 2.5inch half square triangles.

The completed units waiting to be ironed with my new $10 cordless iron.
Worked so well and was great not to have a cord always get in the way of the little pieces.

Completed units wating for the 'dog ears' to be cut off.

Now I'm ready for part 6. Don't forget to check Bonnie's Blog.

Today I will cut out the pieces for the Merry Mayhem Mystery 2013.

Happy Sewing

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Celtic Solstice catch up

I am blogging this just before I start part 5 - yay - all caught up.
I am also multi-tasking - washing, changing sheets, general tidying before making my sewing 'mess.'

Part Two
Creating chevron units

Bonnie suggests that the off cuts be thrown out BUT - I'm Scottish, don't waste a thing :)
Here I have made a mini pinwheel from the off cuts - I do this instead of using my anchor cloth.

Part three - pinwheels

My sewing view!

Part 4 - four patch units
I could have hung these up as Christmas decorations!

While I have been waiting for the nest clue in the mystery, I did some sewing of the Sassy Cats blocks.

.... And who would have thought that one would need a quilt on the bed in the middle of summer. The weather at night was quite cold. Last night was perfect - so off came the quilt.
Do you remember this one? It is last years Quiltville Mystery - Easy Street.
Happy sewing

Friday, 27 December 2013

Merry Christmas

I have enjoyed sewing while away in the van. I brought with me Vicki's Sassy Cats mystery, a special gift (still secret) and Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice. There are also two mystery quilts starting on New Years Day. I will be doing the Merry Mayhem mystery and my be another one.
So this is what I have been doing.  I started part one of Celtic Solstice Mystery. I used a template to cut the pieces.

Happy sewing

Thursday, 19 December 2013

I've been busy

Well I've worked out that I can't include widgets or symbols. I can insert pictures but can't resize them - ☆ hope I don't run out of space ¤

I started the holidays finishing off My House is my Castle. Not sure what I'll do with it now. Maybe a wall hanging or a child's quilt.  I did enjoy doing it and am getting good use to paper piecing.

 Next I finished last years Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street. We did use it in the an unfinished with safety pins and basting but this week I had time to finish the quilt get the binding get on. It's now in the van waiting for the colder weather.

.... and then there was the Christmas presents and orders to fill. I love my embroidery machine. I made a few different mug rugs this year for Christmas.

Now I'm working on Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Mystery Celtic Solstice. 


Christmas sewing finished

Busy time of late finishing Christmas gifts and orders. I now have time to blog - made easier on my new Christy present. 😊

Watch this space - going to fiddle with the photos before uploading. 

Happy sewing