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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Monday stitching day

I have been wanting to do this post all week, but for one reason or another I have nt been able. . . .

So on Monday I decided to have a bit of a sewing day

I finished off my top from this Post

I am really happy with the top
although I think I will make it in the next size down
Next time








It is really comfortable and I already have some material for the next one and have decided to try some new techniques with the next one.

Because of my wonderful weekend in the chookshed I finished my winding ways quilt so I needed to go digging in my PHD (project half done) box (s) and i decided to get back to working on the block of the month that I started in

Gulp....2009

I posted about it way back Here

So I layed out all the pieces and worked out my colours

This block is called Star of Wonder




There are four of these blocks each has different colours,

In the gaps that you can see are flying geese blocks and with this set I received a flying geese ruler designed by Eleanor Burns

Two squares of fabric are stitched together as per the directions resulting in this block





Then using the ruler the blocks are trimmed to size




Resulting in these perfectly sized flying geese blocks, later on in the quilt I get to make lots and lots of these blocks




I am glad i dug this project back out, i am enjoying using some different techniques. I was also stunned at how pretty this quilt is when finished, and I am now wondering why I ever stopped . . . .

I did hope to have a finished block to show you, but it s been a busy week so . . . . .you ll have to wait and see


" I hope your hands are working on a project that you love "

Ciao



10 comments:

shez said...

lovely top Trish,it looks good on you and well done with your finish at the chookshed.xx

Linda said...

Cute top! It looks very comfy! Have a great day!!

Fiona said...

The top is lovely..... and the blocks do look very pretty.... what a great way to make the flying geese...
Hugz

Susan said...

Your new top looks great, love the fabric. Good to get back into an old project. I hope you get to stitch all weekend.

Chookyblue...... said...

The top looks great.... the fabric hangs lovely......good to see your motivated to get an old BOM done......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the top...

Deb R said...

I love your top too!!! I need to do a lot old projects too!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Gulp....2009 ain't so bad....I blogged this afternoon about a quilt that I started (double gulp) in 2003!!! Your top looks great Googy....Happy Stitching to you!

Susan said...

I love that flying geese technique. and your star of wonder - love the colours.

Margot said...

This technique is easy, I liked! Thnaks ♥♥♥