To day will see the second part of Morning Glory one of 3 of Esther Aliu’s 2018 BOMS. I’m excited and hoping it will be the pattern for inside the centre we made this month. But we will have to wait and see. Yes it’s the centre YAYYYYYY and I have downloaded it about to cut and glue the pattern together after I finish writing up my blog.
Centre for Morning Glory one of Esther Aliu beautiful BOMS for 2018
12.30pm update Wednesday 31st Jan
TThis morning I downloaded part 2 of Morning Glory and I was so happy to see it was the appliqué centre. I spent the morning printing, cutting, glueing and taping it in to my te mplate. How beautiful it looks Thank you Esther so much.
Its been a great week sewing wise for me as our wet has started this means no more gardening till the wet is over around the end of April so hopefully lots of UFOs will get worked on. This week it has mostly been Esther Ali’s beautiful Diamond Hill blocks from a 2017 BOM ,
Started my big flower and saw such a difference from my machine quilting from 10 months ago I redid some of my big flower head!!! LOL
All the flower heads need machine appliquéing so glad now I never got to finish this back 10 months ago asI have a new to me Janomi which has lots more choices for machine applqiue and gives a much neater finish than my 50 years old Bernina.
Great to see this lovely block design completed.
Plus the 4th block so now all blocks are appliquéd down.
I have added a pink flan as I accidentally cut one of the blocks 1/2 inch to small so solved the problem this way rather than make another block?
joining those flan corners.
Unpick bottom black strip just far enough to slip pink flan under it.
Pink flan under the bottom black strip now add your top piece of fabric.
Black added and sewn down and pressed back
So Diamond Hill has grown All blocks are now at this stage next is adding the diamonds around each square!!!!
I made up a resting or storage block out of an old cardboard box, covered it with some cotton fabric I will never use and felt on top to stop the pieces from moving or sliding off.
Its great to have all the pieces of DH in one place now!!!!
My last QAYG hankie Block so happy to have these all finished this month also, just need to machine applqiue as well around the turned edge on this one and all blocks are done. . .
All blocks near completion and waiting to be joined but not this month or next!
EAch evening I try to add some hand quilting stitches to my 1930s GMFG. Some one asked me how many flower? So this morning I counted them, I think it is 56 and I have completed 35 so still along way to stitch Each flower has roughly 48 hexagons so that’s roughly 2688 hexagons I need to quilt inside of LOL.
I found a beautiful old lawn table cloth in an Opp shop it was badly stained but I was able to cut out these 4 blocks from the centre.
Set them this way and I have the centre for the start of a lovely quilt top!!!!! May be a new quilt for this year !!!!!!
I started to watch a U tube on tips for machine quilters first one was make up a sample cloth of all your stitches on your machine, so glad I listened as many of the stitches look quiet different to what they look like on the side of the machine !!!!! So Ive learnt a lot more about what I can do now. Next exercise is to shorten and lengthen each of those stitches but thats another weeks sewing LOL These took 2 hrs to do.
These black silver pieces came in tot he shop last week. Ive dipped them twice in a boiling water bath of Baking soda, salt, and tinfoil.
All the years of tarnish are gone but they need cleaning with silvo and buffing now but my hands are not strong enough any more so one of the other ladies is going to do that. May be next week I can show you them in all their glory back to life for another 20 years?
In the garden lots of lovely colour at this time of the year. Including butterflies and birds.
3 days rain here? This wheel barrow was under the trees so much more rain fell than this.
Just as I was going to bed a few nights ago this giant centipede ran across the floor, there was not way I could catch him and no way I could sleep with him in the room, I was lucky enough to stop him but had to kill it which was sad. Other 1/2 slid under the wooden floor.
A very dead but big grass hopper.
Well it s taken me an hour to just upload the photos now I need to write some thing to go with most of the photos that will take me another hour. Hope some of you made it to this far today LOL. Thanks for dropping in. Off to link with Esther o f on her blog for WOW or WIPs on Wednesday’s. If you have to time drop in so many wonderful links to visit.