Saturday, 17 December 2011

another UFO, now a FO

In 2010, I made the High Desert Mystery Quilt.  The quilt top was designed by Kristina (  I completed the top in a month or so, but it  has been sitting in my UFOs pile (un finished objects) ever since.  I was waiting until I had time to custom quilt it, but the other day, I just felt like getting it done - so freehand feathers seemed to be the way to go.  Not only am I cleaning up my scraps, but I'm tackling the UFOs - I need to declutter!!!  So now this UFO - is a FO  (sorry, did I say that!) 
High Desert Mystery Quilt

High Desert Myster Quilt - freehand feathers all over

another pieced backing . . .

Close up - borders

 Christmas is one week away, and I've got three quilts to finish up, and some table runners that I've been making as "pay it forward" gifts . . .  not to mention my day job . . . it'll be a busy week at the Little House!  

Monday, 12 December 2011

Pinks, purples and pyjama parties!

I had an early Christmas with the 'in-laws' last weekend.  The tree is up, the turkey was cooked with all the trimmings, and the kids had a ball.  We were also given the gift of about 20 cm. of the white stuff - so, that meant an unexpected pj party for fourteen!   I think everyone had a quilt  to cover up with ;) 

 . . . here's what the morning looked like - beautiful blue skies and sparkling snow!  

In the meantime, I had to get this baby quilt finished.  The colors in this cute quilt really aren't as vivid as they appear in the photos . . . but they are bright - especially against the snow white backdrop!

Just off Lenni

Freehand flowers

Pieced Back

Colorful Animals and Stripes
  How's the Christmas shopping coming . . . only 13 more days til the big day! 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

It's Hip to be Square . . .

Actually, this quilt pattern is called Good to be Square, but I can't get this 1986 hit out of my head . . . Huey Lewis & the News - (wait to load)    Sorry - now I bet you'll have this song singing in your head for the next little while . . . or maybe it's just me!

This quilt is made from a beautiful selection of batik fabrics . . . Hobbs 80/20 batting; Glide thread

Because it is so "square", I chose a nice array of freestyle swirls and teardrops to give it some movement.

Good to be Square - Batiks

Pieced backs are all the rage . . .

Good to be Square - pieced back

 and I added my little bit of heart . . .

"Heart of Rock n Roll"

So, listen to the songs in your head - "It's Hip to be Square" . . .

and remember - Dance like no one is watching  :)

"If this is it" . . . "I want a new drug"

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