Saturday 23 June 2012

It's been a while!

Somehow June is slipping though my fingers! Not that I've been idle, but I don't really have anything finished to show for it. Instead I'm showing you a little preview of my "works in progress".

 A baby quilt for a friend who is expecting a little boy soon. I made it with a layer cake of "Lil'Rascals" by Chloe's Closet from Moda.  I'm thinking of making a small bunting with the leftovers for the baby's room. 

I also tried out my new Dresden Plate template. I don't know why, but instead of 20 segments, as indicated in the instructions, I needed 22 to make a plate. Probably to do with my seam allowance; I clearly need more practice with this. 

I've also started to make things for a Christmas bazaar, my quilt group is planning to attend later in the year. So far I've made these two table runner, a few place mats, some coasters as well as some boxes.  

I'll be back soon, hopefully with some finished projects to show. Have a wonderful weekend. 
Vreni x

Saturday 2 June 2012

June already....

but I'm still sewing my May blocks. Here's my May block for Blogger's BOM. The designer is the lovely Cathy from Cabbage Quilts. If you haven't seen her blog yet, you are missing something. 
My block looks a bit different as I'm not using as many colours as Cathy has. Here it looks a bit too red, however in reality it's more muted.

I also made my Bee block for Jenny who's turn it was in May. Technically I'm two days late, but I hope she will forgive me ;). 
I have been working on the borders for my hexagon quilt. The two long sides are finished and already sewn on so only the top and bottom borders left to do. I'm hoping that my calculations were right so that it will all fit together. I still have to figure out what to do for the corners. I don't have much fabric left, so I have to put my thinking cap on.  
I'm having some trouble with Blogger. Since they have changed the blog address from .com to whatever county you live in (.sg for Singapore in my case) my "Follower Gadget" is no longer working. I get the message: We're sorry... This gadget is configured incorrectly. Webmaster hint: Please ensure that "Friend Connect Settings - Home URL" matches the URL of this site.) I have absolutely no idea how to correct this, or if it's even possible to do it myself. I've written to Blogger but so far haven't heard anything back. Does anyone else have this problem? Anyway, I guess if someone wants to become a follower they can always manually add me to their reading list. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Vreni x