Mad about miniatures, that is. Yesterday afternoon I decided to dive back into this wonderfully wacky world of tiny blocks and printed some of the kites from the Periwinkle Octagon collection and some QSTs on white fabrics, used some diamonds … Continue reading
I’m working on a small project that has to be finished quickly. So out came the baggie full of .50″ hexagons that had already been printed on fabrics and I began making the flowers. My little garden is only going … Continue reading
It was a glorious day yesterday. The gardeners had been and cut the grass, so it was the perfect time to take some of the tops I finished over the fall/winter/early spring out to the roof garden for a photo shoot.
We finally have a picture of the Case of the Secret Garden that shows the true colours of the fabrics I used. I’m still dithering over a border treatment for this one. I think perhaps something plain to frame it rather than a pieced one as I’d rather keep the focus on the centre of the quilt than distract from it with a more involved pieced border.
Memories of Smudge also needed to be photographed outdoors. Now I’m sure what I want to do with borders for this little quilt top.
And finally, the Tiffany Lamp New York Beauty. There are a lot of metallic fabrics in this top. They were reflecting the sunlight rather intensely in some spots.
On Monday, the crab apple tree blossoms were barely buds. Yesterday they were beautiful delicate pink blossoms. We’re supposed to have rain and storms today, so I’m glad we got this photo yesterday.
While we were out on the roof garden, the cardinals were going from tree to tree. What a treat it is to see and listen to them. The male is just barely visible in this shot. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the little splash of red there.
It’s a kitty picnic!
Baxter still hasn’t spotted the cardinals, although he has been watching the sparrows rather intently. So intently that he just had to have a nap!
I couldn’t resist turning the little Seven Sisters block into a very tiny mug rug. Three quick lines of machine quilting and it was done. This is the same Seven Sisters block that is equal in size to a 2.5″ … Continue reading
The blue and white quilt in my blog header was made with star points and two sizes of hexagons. They were from the first Inklingo collection on CD, which was sold out long ago. But just a few days ago, new … Continue reading
Candy Stars is finished. Hand pieced and machine quilted. The last stitch in the binding was taken late Sunday and the photo shoot happened out on the roof garden yesterday afternoon. Having such good weather and being able to take … Continue reading
Now that Candy Stars is almost finished – all that’s left is the label now – I had to find another miniature to play with. So I decided on this tiny Seven Sisters block made with .50″ diamonds. It’s the … Continue reading
Little stars, medium stars, big stars. I’m seeing them all. The large ones made with 1″ 60-degree diamonds, the medium with .74″ diamonds and the little ones with .50″ diamonds. All printed on my fabrics with various Inklingo 60-degree diamond … Continue reading
Candy Stars is now quilted. All that’s left to do is the binding and the label. So I’ve started making the stars for the tumbling stars quilt in earnest. Another 102 to go and I’ll have all the stars for … Continue reading
Yesterday I finished off the piecing of Candy Stars, graded the last of the little seams, made the bias binding and got the little quilt basted and ready to quilt. So last night I decided to play for a bit … Continue reading