Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DWYSYWD

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break.
We had a lovely time catching up with family and friends. I did manage to squeeze in a little sewing time, not as much as I would have liked but some time is better than no time right.
I have nearly appliqued all of the hexagons and stars on the centre of my basket quilt. I have gone a little overboard on making the stars and have found that I am short on the amount of hex rosettes I need, back to the drawing board on that one.












not that I am complaining, I love digging into the basket and coming up with new combinations.






just as a little deviation I decided to make a few of the baskets in readiness for filling them with flowers. Appliqueing the stars and hexies is a mindless task I usually tackle at the end of a working day as a way to relax . Perhaps I should stay focused and finish the task at hand , can't help leaping ahead and putting some of my thoughts and ideas into reality.







and just in case one project is not enough I have another on the go at the same time. I wouldn't be alone of this front though would I . This quilt is just going to evolve I think, I have a few clear guidelines but after that I guess I will just wait and see what happens.






it is mostly applique and paper piecing, I really am not that fussed on needle turn, much prefer covering paper for my applique. Maybe I will use a combination !.






I have an old linen sheet that has been hanging around for some time , no point in saving it any longer so I am going to use it as the background.











I have been needing a new comfy chair to use at the sewing machine ( I am not having much luck with this blog post I have just deleted a better picture of the chair , not sure how I did this but now I cannot add the picture as blogger will add it at the start of the post, also the first picture has been turned around so I had to re do that , I am ready to chuck this whole post in the trash basket) maybe I should read the blogger tips and tricks !! read here mega frustration.
!!! throwing hands in the air.
anyway on with the story, this chair has been rescued from the tip, recovered by our favourite upholsterer using some fabrics found around the traps. I am more than happy with the outcome.









Mr L & R and I often head down to the beach at the end of the day to take in the amazing sunsets and to chill out after a days work. I cannot get enough of them and each time they are vastly different depending on the weather and cloud formations etc etc. It feels like having my personal art gallery. These photos were taken on one evening last week




so peaceful I loved the calmness of the vapour trail intruding on the clear skyand sometimes, just sometimes we may have a glass of medicine.







That's all for today , I am feeling a tad frustrated with this blogger post today.




Until next time have fun and hopefully lots of sewing time




j










25 comments:

Christine said...

Love the post and all the eye candy, thanks for sharing

Christine

Sue-Anne said...

Your basket quilt is looking stunning Jean, as is your new project (I admire you for only having two projects on the go).

Your new chair looks AMAZING and what a wonderful place to come home to at the end of a long working day - love the sunsets.

regan said...

Love the quilts you are working on....they are going to be fabulous! That sunset is stunning....what a nice way to end the day!

Nicky said...

love your baskets - they will look great filled with flowers and your 'new' chair is cute. You have given it a new life!

Chookyblue...... said...

always love seeing what your up to jean.........beautiful..........

the sunset pics gorgeous.........I would go there often too......

Maree: said...

Lots of Lovely Eye Candy including your Gorgeous New Chair...
Beautiful Sunsets...
cheers

Cathy said...

Sorry you are feeling frustrated Jean, because I think your post is awesome! What gorgeous paper piecing you make, I adore your fabric choices. Your chair came up a treat and your sunset pics are stunning! xo

Kathie said...

oh my am I ever impressed your basket quilt is just amazing! you have been plugging along on this and wow has it paid off.
just beautiful
that new chair is adorable, love the fabrics!!!!!
Kathie

Cardygirl said...

Love all that paper piecing...always inspirational! Looks like you had a fun break!

Broderie and The Kingston Girls said...

i had to leave a comment jean, it is the 28th and i will be comment number 10, i think ! you know the numbers thing and me ! everything is beautiful and gorgeous !

Ann Marie said...

Love your chair and all your projects. Any recommendations on how I can find out more about your applique method? Sounds like what I would prefer to needleturn.

Shiralee Stitches said...

wow, and wow again....boy you have been very busy with your English Paper Piecing..it looks amazing so far...lovely mix of fun and varied fabrics..

Michelle said...

The quilts are looking fantastic and your chair is wonderful with the new fabric!

Bloom said...

Ond day, I'd love to share a glass of that medicine and your sunset with you! Your work is beautiful as always, and I am always inspired by your use of colour and pattern. And if that chair ever goes missing, you'll know who has pinched it! Ros x

tea with hazel said...

i love the colours you work with ..they are truly inspirational..the sunset and your paper pieced stars and hexagons are reflective of each other..cant wait to see the finished results.. :) jane

Janet said...

Your basket quilt is going to be amazing, I love your flair for fabric use. The chair is gorgeous too. I think you have a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

Lynelle Slade said...

love the hexies on the linen - doing something along the same lines. had hoped to finish it over Easter but broke my arm!

Una said...

What a joy it is to see your projects! Your colors make me smile. Those baskets are classic yet funky - in the BEST sense, amazing! I love the hexagon star with the surrounding 'twirls'. Thank you for sharing!

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Lovely!

Paddy said...

Jean, hi so glad to see you back blogging, I missed your creative updates.
Paddy

Doni said...

Just found you thanks to Galloping Pony's post and will be a new "follower" . . . love your color sense and writing style and look forward to watching your progress (and reading previous posts).

Miriam said...

Really beautiful fabrics and combinations!

Céline said...

A long time I didn't come to dream here !! Thanks for sharing your so gorgeous quilts !!

Anonymous said...

When are we going to see some photos of your basket quilt Jean? It is really stunning. I adore the way you are able to put colours together. I love reading your blog.
Eve

Eve said...

When are we going to see some photos of your basket quilt Jean? It looks stunning. I love the way you are able to put fabrics together.
Eve