1 February 2017

Friday Follies

Hello Again

As promised I'm posting an update with JulieAnn & my projects following a very happy Friday off we shared.

Firstly, big congratulations to JulieAnn who finished her Mariners quilt (a Chris Jurd design) and recently also got The Prince Quilt by Susan Smith together.

 JulieAnn's Mariners Compass Top Complete

Close-ups of Works Underway


The Prince Quilt top Finished

We had a lovely day together, enjoying a glass of bubbles with lunch (my risotto) and a movie as well. Girl on a Train was the selection as we've both read the book - I liked the movie and believe it kept true to the story.



I continued working on a project which I have now given a name: Eyton Hall. I decided to look back into my ancestry for a name and this came from Eyton upon the Weald Moors (UK) where numerous family members originated from & lived in times long past.

I love toiles and wanted a project to use them without losing their beauty...

 






 

Layout with frames (a couple missed but now complete)

Row 1; you can see how they will look

A close-up on the start of Row 2.
I am loving this sew much; after reading another blog yesterday I came across the use of downloadable hexagon graph paper. I've now found some & will spend some time drawing the completed design up so I have an idea of what I'm doing, as currently its all in my head!
 
 
Over the Christmas Break I set to task on getting Jane Austeen (yes that's correct) a Di Ford design together. I chose this pattern to once again utilize a mix of beautiful fabrics to their best. It came together after lots of pinning, pressing, sewing.... repeat. There is still a border to go on, but I don't have a fabric for that as yet. I am super happy with the end result.






 
And to finish off on the Project News is a quilt I've made for my granddaughters First Birthday (which is next week). I'll be heading off for a coastal visit this weekend to celebrate both her Birthday & Christening.






This is my little Treasure at Christmas taken with her Mim (that's me)
 

 
This is the Jane McGrath Rose
The petal formation is exquisite & the centre = Totally Fascinating!! 

 
And Angus - he's been suffering in the heat but holding up well. Here he was enjoying being outside with me in a cooler moment.
 
 
Well that's about it for this post; troubles with loading photos held me up and we are now in February!
 
So til next time, stay cool (or warm depending on where you are)
 
Love
Linda & JulieAnn
XX