Saturday, May 18, 2024

FNSI for May

I always enjoy my FNSIs with Wendy and friends . The plan was to quilt the 1930s baby quilt as it’s my #5 Chookshed Challenge for May BUT I was sidetracked when I opened a box and found this.


Some left over blocks from an earlier quilt I made for my GGD ( you can see it HERE ) 

I only needed to make a few more blocks and I’d have another donation quilt.

So the baby quilt was left hanging over my chair while I spent time sewing the new blocks and getting the top together.

All done, now to find a backing so I can sandwich and pin ready to put on the quilting pile.

Huge thank to Wendy for organising us for FNSI even though she wasn’t well. You can see what other’s did by popping over HERE.

Now I must away service my machine and QUILT the 1930s baby quilt .

Happy Stitching,

Hugs Maria 💖

Friday, May 10, 2024

Getting all my Blocks done.

Before working on the two baby quilts I have in progress I made my weekly/monthly blocks.

First I’ll catch up on the Laundry Basket Birthday Blocks.

Block 17

Block 18.

The RSC blocks with Angela this month is PINK ,

The log cabin block and my little dragon.

Last are the Aussie Hero blocks.     

Must away as I need a coffee after doing this post. Blogger was not being helpful.

Happy Stitching
Hugs Maria🩷

Saturday, May 4, 2024

FnwFs for May

I made an early start for FnwFs and cut all the blocks for the 1930s baby quilt ready to sew when I join my friends . Managed to get it sewn into a flimsy ,sandwiched and pinned ready to quilt. A real bonus when joining my virtual friends as well a get together with friends here…..

As I didn’t take my machine I decided to trace the Giraffe 🦒 ready to make the next baby quilt.

Big thank you to Cheryll and my friends for a successful fun sewing time.

You can pop over HERE to see what others did for FnwFs

I must away now and do some blog reading.

Happy  Stitching 

Hugs. Maria 🌷

Thursday, May 2, 2024

May Challenge is

So when I checked my list I see it’s a bag. I don’t need another bag so I’ve decided to swap it . As I need to make a few baby quilts for gifts thought it would be fun to play with these. I’m thinking maybe a simple Fence and Rail quilt.??

Thanks Deana for keeping the fun going with our challenge…

Must away now and do some cutting.

Happy stitching 🧵 

Hugs Maria 🩷

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Finishes for April

Firstly is my # 9 Chookshed Challenge , a Table Topper by Hatched and Patched 

The scollops were a little tricky to get but I’m happy with them now..Wonder what No Deana will have for us tomorrow?

One of my bobbing friends has two grandchildren expecting so I’ve make one baby quilt so far . 

Some time ago my DD gave me the fabric I used for the border and backing with giraffes 🦒 on so thought this was a great pattern to make.

Then I decided to go through some of my boxes on the shelf with smaller bits of fabric in and worked with these.

I have make three small “ Quilts of Love”

I was happy to use up the smaller blocks and nearly empty another box.

I see Angela has chosen PINK for this month’s RSC colour so 

Must away and check my stash for pinks.

Happy stitching

Hugs. Maria 💖

Friday, April 19, 2024

FNSI for April

The weeks just fly by and before we realise it’s the third Friday of the month and time to join the lovely Wendy and friends for FNSI.. 

I spent some time working on my # 9 Chookshed Challenge by sewing the scallops for the table topper.

Then I downloaded block 16 of the Laundry Basket Birthday SAL. Picked the fabrics and got it done.

block 16.

I realised I hadn’t posted block 15 

Finally decided on the fabrics to use for the extra block released for Valentines Day and got it made .

This evening I sat and did some hand sewing on another La Passacaglia block and I have another block to post that I completed over the last week.

Thank you  Wendy for a fun night and you can pop over HERE to see what others have done.

Must away and get some shut eye.

Happy Stitching 🧵 

Hugs. Maria ❤️

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Making a Start

On my #9 challenge for Chookshed Challenge organised by Deana

I’ve traced some of the small templates on the right side ready to cut and sew 🧵. Then I need to join the pieces of wadding together ready to cut to put between the top and backing….

So good to have this challenge so I get some long awaited projects done thanks to Deana.

Must away now and get ready for my exercise session. 😟

Happy stitching.

Hugs 🤗. Maria 🌷