Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Retro Days

I have wanted to write this post for a good 4 months now but the weather here has been appaling and the photos not very good...still struggling with the photography however the time has come to reveal the best quilt I have made so far!!!!

This is my Retro Days made with my beloved American Jane fabrics and it is based on the pattern called Playground Days by Kathy Doughty in the Material Obsession 2 Book. Man, I LOOOOVE these two books and I cannot wait for Kathy's book to come out and also Sarah's new book too.

Anyway, without further ado...TA DAHhhhhhhhh

The quilting is another amazing job by Ferret...what can i say except it made the quilt even more beautiful...

I think i will keep this as Isabella's university quilt!!!

                                                                   Amelie x

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Hot off the iron!

my final three March bee blocks!

Firstly up Lisbeth's block from my Modern Minx Beginner Bee group. She asked for us to make The Pinball Machine block which is a lovely an easy block to make IF you read the instructions properly and don't confuse where the white and where the pattern go!!! Lisbeth, I hope you like your 2 blocks!!! (I did not read your instructions properly the first time round). It is made with Kona white and Rosalie Quinlan fabric.

and both of them together!

From my We Bee Modern Too bee, Heather asked for the Boxed in block and she picked a black, white, grey and red colour scheme. I love this block and I adore how it turned out..very japanesey!, love it!
I hope you like it Heather and good on you for asking us to make it as a charity quilt.

and last but not least, this one just flew away from my machine...for my Stash Bee Hive 2, Tara asked for a tree...I think you were hoping for an applique tree and hopefully a pieced one will not disappoint you...I am not into applique at all and was worried that I would make a mess of the Kona Azure FQ of which I only had the one...so I decided on a pieced tree with a little Owl and birds and flowers...
I love how this turned out except it is larger than 12.5" and I did not have the heart to chop it down! I will leave the chopping to you if that is ok!

ouffffaaaa am all done for March and this means I can now go on my week's holiday to Greece without worrying about my Bee commitments!!!

                                                              Amelie x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Mad mad mad!

and that is the best way I describe life around here at the moment! Maybe the following photo gives you a clue? if not my big news will follow soon! ;-)

Struggling to keep up with my patchwork commitments but i should tell you that I created this blog entry last week (just the photos) and I have not had the time to put the words to it!

Progress made:

I have finished ALL my Geese in a Ring blocks. I now have to take the foundation paper off and to be honest that seems more onerous that making the blocks!
anyway, here are my beauties (again, apologies for the naff photography):

This first one is for Oneygirl, a rainbow with pattern fabrics:

and the same style block for Sue from Australia:

Whimbrella Fun asked for rainbow geese to be made with blender fabrics that read as solids - this challenged me quite a bit as I had NO such fabrics in my stash at all! anyway, I now do!!!

Goingsewcrazy asked for the following four colour geese block...I love it!

 and last but not least...a star for Joelle from my Fat Stash Bee. This is a block from the Summer Sampler Series from the amazing Faith from Fresh Lemons Quilts (http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/)
It is called the Rocky road to Kansas and it is paper pieced...I seem to be doing a LOT of that lately!!!!

I absolutely love it...I hope you like it Joelle!

ok, a bit of quilt time before bed now...

Amelie x

Visitors to my blog!