Saturday, April 27, 2013

Away on Holidays

well at least that was the plan for Anzac Day and the following 3 days.  Hubby had them off from work, so we were going to go camping.  Somewhere on the banks of Lake Eildon.  But it looked like the weather was going to be wet and we knew it would be cold.  So we piked it and stayed home.

Turned out the weather wasn't so bad after all.  Oh well.  I bet if we had of gone away it would have been drizzly and miserable.  That's the way the cookie crumbles, I spose.

So what have I been doing 'whilst on holidays' ?????

Well I have made some inroads to getting the Blue and White quilt kit together.  It is now in rows instead of being in pieces.  Somehow my sewing when I started this was off, so each block is 1/4 of an inch small.  This just means the sashing will be a bit shorter than it was supposed to be.  Not a big deal.  When finished the quilt be a whopping (for me anyway) 78 inches by 98 inches.  That's a good size for a queen sized bed.  Shame it's blue and white.  Not my colours at all really.

I think I will send it off to Angel Quilts to be quilted.  Vera will do a far better job than I ever could.

Given that, I have 3 quilts from Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) that I have been putting together.  They sent me the blocks and I have sewn them up into tops.  I have 1 pinned together with it's backing and wadding and I will put this on my quilt frame and quilt it.  Nothing too fancy that's for sure.  Just some large curvy lines - like rick rack - I think will do the trick.  Hopefully I don't muck it up.

I embroidered labels to go on the back and have already sewn them to the backing.  That way the labels will be quilted too. 

I have also started and finished the Small Quilt Talk April challenge - in 2 days mind you.  I love it.  When I get some pics I will show you.

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