Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Greetings and a Catch Up

Hoping you have all had a wonderful Easter, I know I have. I have been totally spoilt with this divine chocolate egg from very special friends.( I am savouring it , it is far too nice to devour just yet I am enjoying the continual temptation)
As usual we have spent Easter at our holiday Humpy and we have had some wonderful times shared with friends. Aren't these just the best times, sharing and making memories with people you enjoy being with.

It has been some time since my last post and as usual I have been stitching a few projects, I am sure you all know how it is.
Firstly my sheet now has the two side borders sewen onto the centre,so I can finally see an end to this epic.
It is going to be plenty big enough to cover the top of our bed

I had quite a time deciding on the centre, the branches were bereft of leaves and flowers for far too long.Thanks to a wonderful tutor Marg Sampson-George for her expert guidance this is what we came up with.
This is my first attempt at Broderie Perse, far from perfect but fitting for the quirkiness of this quilt.

I am sure you must all be tired of seeing this cos I certainly am.

These are the corner blocks I still have to complete a couple

Hopefully next post I will be able to reveal a completed top. Fingers crossed.

The whirligig quilt top is also completed ready for quilting. This is a Brigitte Giblin pattern. I hand pieced it and thoroughly enjoyed every stitch.

In my hoop at the moment is the Blooms quilt that I started last year when I visited Broderie

I am using Perle thread in a few different colours to quilt this one. I have never used Perle thread before and it took a little getting used to but I like it.
I really like the backing but feel I should have used the version that was more subtle, paler pinks and mauve's, too late now though.

The girls in class at Material Obsession are still madly creating masterpieces , quite often the input from the other girls is invaluable
Here Maree was trying to make a decision on a border fabric.
Many hands make light work and the winner is
not this one lol, it is the stripe one that Marg has her hand on in the top picture.

Well I think that is enough from around the traps for now.

I'm off to play with my mate for the last evening of our Easter break, there is a chilled bottle of Champagne that needs to be consumed and I may even share some of my choccies with her.

Until next time

Happy Sewing and Happy Times.