Monday, 29 February 2016

Pineapple beauty

This months challenge was to make a mini using this template from Little Mushroom Cap   I decided to use plain colours with white, and as the plan is to use all of these mini's in a large quilt I wanted to sew as many blocks as I had colours.  I was only happy with 12 of my colours so the work began.

One down....
 Have to tell you these were not completed in 5 minutes

Just two more then a bit of Trimming
Once they were completed I now had to remove all this paper......

Biggest draw back with paper piecing 

Good T.V. program to watch and all the papers gone.

I want this mini to be just a bit bigger, so to add some borders, but not just plain borders.

Taking off the paper takes almost as much time as the sewing

But think they were worth it

Yep! just 2.5" but Oh so Cute
Now for my Tah Dah! moment 

I'm very happy with this one

As I am away on holiday I may not be able to join in the next challenge, but if you would like to join please head over to here tomorrow and the next months instructions should be posted.

Thanks again to Amira for the templates.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Hi there

Just thought I would pop in to show you a couple of the things I finished before jetting off across the world.

This little piece of embroidery was for me to take overseas, but I just thought I should test it out first. The plan is to sit with my grand daughter so I just had to see whether it would be suitable...that's my excuse!!!

I should have pressed before taking the photo....but I was in a rush..another excuse

My sock knitting hasn't stopped, Not sure, what I am going to do with them all, but it keeps me out of mischief

Nice and bright 
I also managed to finish my scissor keeper.

Find this very handy.

And lastly,  we had bought my grandson a Star Wars Quilt (he's mad on Star Wars) but it only had one pillow case, so what would happen if that one goes in the wash?????  I cut the pillow case up, added plain fabric to the back.......Voila!   two pillow cases for the price of one...  Yeah!    Pillows for him, now what about Little Miss.......happened to have a some hexies hanging around, so added those to some newly bought pillowcases and 'Double Voila'! new pillowcases for all.

All done, ready for the suitcase

 I will post my 'March Mini Mania' at the end of March, so if I don't see you before then take care of yourselves.  x x