Saturday, 23 July 2016

A pencil case

For Miss C's teacher (she loved him!) I made a pencil case, using the pattern in Ayumi's book Patchwork Please. I love the look of this case with the little pencils and thought it would be perfect for a teacher, even in "electronic" times.

The pencils are paper-pieced and they are some very tiny pieces (needle for size...)
With paper-piecing, it is easier to be accurate and I think the panel came out fine
And after sewing so many zips and pouches in the last few days, the pencil case came together quickly, even with the little tabs on the zip!


I must admit, I love it! I hope the teacher will find a use for it!
And one more OPAM for July so far and one item to cross off my Finish Along Q3 list.
Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday and Sew Cute Tuesday.
Celine

Thursday, 21 July 2016

More open wide pouch

And the second batch of medium Open Wide Pouch pattern by Noodlehead is finished! 



4 new pouches all from my stash!



 And with the ones I made previously!

Another 4 OPAMs for this month and another one off my  Finish Along Q3 list. One more gift for tomorrow (in progress!)
Linking to Needle and Thread Thursday.

Celine.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Open wide pouch

School is still on here.... I know it is dragging a little bit but they will finally break up on Friday. In the meantime, I have been busy making teachers' presents. I picked the Open Wide Pouch pattern by Noodlehead this year, and set to make the medium size. I find that pouch very versatile and roomy so I thought the teachers might find a use for it hopefully!
I made the first one last week because one of the teaching assistant was leaving on Friday

 and made 2 more this week.
Now I still need to make 5 teachers' presents by Friday!
3 OPAM for July so far and one item to cross off my Finish Along Q3 list.
Celine

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Blocks time - guest blogger for Building Blocks Tuesday

Welcome back, today, I have once again the honor to be guest blogger for Jen at Quilter in the Closet for her Building Blocks Tuesday. 

Welcome if you are new here and coming from Jen's blog. Jen started the linky party while I was in a swap with her, a while ago and I have been trying to link up with her as often as possible.

 I love the idea of a block linky party because I am not industrious and able to produce a quilt every other week! And also this year I have been particularly busy making blocks with the quilt along etc I have joined
Quilter in the Closet

Let me show you the blocks I made recently and then why not linking yours in the linky party below?


Well contrary to the last few months, I have hardly made any blocks this week because I have been busy working on other projects, trying to finish a quilt and teacjers' presents! Yes school is not out yet here, one last week before the break!

But I have had some time for hand stitching so I can show you my last Sashiko block, turtoise shell
and the 4 flowers I made to send to my June and July Inchy Hexie swap partners, which takes my total of blocks for July to 30!
Now your turn to show us what you have been making!


   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   



Celine

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

One block only!

After weeks of making zillions of blocks, I only made one recently, how shocking is that?
I made the last Project 48 Quilt block

and started the previous one too but I don't like the applique on it so I need to change it!
So with this block and my flying geese, my total of blocks for July is now at 26!
Linking to Building Blocks Tuesday.
Celine

Monday, 11 July 2016

Progress on the new projects

This is my week 3 stitching in the Sashiko sampler with a lovely Persimon flower stitch

and I have been the lucky winner of the week 2 giveaway!

I have also made the flying geese blocks for the Summer Solstice Quilt-Along
And as incredible (for me) as it sounds, I have made a start on the teachers' gifts!
as well as taking apart the laptop bag completely! Now I need to use some interfacing, put the lining back in and deal with the straps



Linking to Happy Quilting Melissa
Celine

Saturday, 9 July 2016

A quilt top

From all the strips I cut a few weeks back



to the strippy blocks that I finished last week-end
before slicing them to make the pieces for the centre piece
and piecing the top
Next step was the selection of the fabric for the borders, which wasn't that easy after all,,,, I knew I wanted a dark/black thin border to frame the top
but the second border was more tricky to pick! With the help of the family, the fabric I received too late for the binding on my Stems and Stones quilt is now a border for this one!

This quilt top came together very quickly after all, and I am so proud that it is all from my stash :-)

Linking to Sew Cute Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, Whoop Whoop Friday
Celine

Friday, 8 July 2016

Finish Along Q3

Half way through the year and I feel I have mainly done blocks this year (and my total is probably quite impressive actually!) But of course, blocks have to be used in quilts eventually! Otherwise they create more UFOs (and I really really don't need any more of these!). Let's hope I can cross a few again this quarter and enjoy some of my massive and growing stash...

1. Rock Star bag

2. Quilt for my friend's 40th birthday 

3.  X string quilt - Top is pieced ready to be quilted

4. Lap top bag - I have taken it apart and it needs to be fixed and sewn together again

5. Elephant quilt - only 2 blocks done 


6.  Quilt for E - HK QAL - fabric cut

7. Mod Mod Along - more blocks are needed 

8. Wanta Fanta - needs 8 more blocks
9. Maker's Tote for me - not started

10. Book Bee quilt - blocks ready
11. Teachers' presents for pre-school

12. Teachers' presents for Miss C

13. Teachers' presents for middle school

14. Sashiko Along

15. M new school bag

16. Impromptu along - abandoned 3 years ago!

Bonus/Joker project: Make a dress for myself

I think 16 projects will be more than enough for this quarter which will include some holidays. I like to be over optimistic, obviously :-)
Linking to Q3 Finish Along.

Celine

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A new project, yes another one!

I really like the look of the Summer Solstice Quilt Along from Melissa that I have decided to join and sew my stash (great idea, no?)


I' m only planning to make one block (they are big blocks!) that I will turn in a cushion cover to use in the summer.
And look, I have even stepped out of my comfort zone by selecting summery colours that I rarely work with!
This week assignment was to cut the fabric, and I am pleased to say it is all done, ready for some sewing. And it's not too late to join if you would like to play along, just check Melissa's blog!

Linking to Happy Quilting Melissa

Celine

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tuesday? time for blocks!

So it is Tuesday again, how time flies, and I have made a few more blocks since last week!

First I made the last block for my scrappy X quilt,

Which means that after 3 years in waiting, the top is finally ready for quilting, yeah, let's hope that won't take another 3 years :-) because I love how this has turned out, and I would love to snuggle under it when the cold weather returns (hopefully not anytime soon!)
oh... and if you are interested, I wrote a tutorial for the blocks a few years back, it is available here.

I also made all the "building blocks" = set of strips, all 18 of them, for my new quilt

And I picked up the Project 48 Quilt again finally, making (only) 2 blocks at the week-end, really love how they have turned out.
Block 9

and block 19
I am really hoping to catch up on this project, so many different blocks, in one of my most favorite fabric!
So not a bad start to the month really with 17 blocks already!
Linking to Building Blocks Tuesday.

Celine

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Q2 Finish Along review

Half way through the year and I feel I have mainly done blocks this year (and my total is probably quite impressive actually!) But of course, blocks have to be used in quilts eventually! Otherwise they create more UFOs (and I really really don't need any more of these!)

1. M new quilt - finished

2. Quilt for my friend's 40th birthday - finished and gifted

3.  X string quilt - 2 blocks needed to finish the top - made 1 block need to make 1 more to have the top finished


4. Custom cushions x 2 - not started

5. Elephant quilt - only 2 blocks done - no progress


6. Quilt for A - HK QAL - finished

7. Quilt for E - HK QAL - all fabric cut out but the borders

8. A very merry Christmas town sampler - no progress

9. Mod Mod Along - more blocks are needed - no progress

10. Wanta Fanta - needs 8 more blocks - no progress


11. Maker's Tote for me - not started

12. Book Bee quilt - blocks ready - no progress
13. Teachers' presents for pre-school - not started

14. Teachers' presents for Miss C - not started

15. Teachers' presents for middle school - not started

15 projects of course were far too much but I managed to finish 3 quilts in 3 months and also make a bag that wasn't on my list, in addition to lots of blocks so it's not too bad!
Linking to Q2 Finish Along.

Celine

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