Friday, 29 April 2011

April Catch-up

Computer issues continue to plague me so I am applying much patience and taking it very slowly. Just when I think I can comment on blogs or reply to your lovely comments there's another bump in the road. "Something" keeps throwing in extra spacing between paragraphs too so please excuse any gaps. :)

As well as the two 1/2" hexie flowers that I have previously posted about, I have a third almost complete. My May and June Inchy Swap flowers are finished and ready to be posted off although I might hang onto the June flowers for a little bit.

The first month of my "Because I Said So" BOM arrived and I'm very happy to report that both blocks are finished. I took it with me to our group patchwork day and sewed the fabric blocks ready to attach to the stitcheries.

Thankyou to those who kindly provided their thoughts on stitching before or after the blocks are joined. I've decided to complete the stitcheries first and then join the blocks. It's a little hard to see but I'm using a light purple for the stitchery and love the fabrics that have been provided with the BOM.

Month 2 has arrived so my plan is to complete blocks 3 and 4 by the end of May.

Block 1

Block 2
Blocks 1 and 2 for Month 1 are now safetly rolled in my block keeper and I'm ready to trace the stitcheries for Month 2.


Round 10 of our SAHRobin was to either embelish some more or ... quilt ready for adding further embelish such as beads, buttons etc.

I couldn't decide how to quilt the blue piece so I left it and quilted the tan piece first. Last week after much thought I kep it simple and stitched in the ditch around certain blocks.

For the tan piece I first quilted some straight lines to form a diamond pattern but didn't like the look of straight lines everywhere so .... some unsewing was performed. Then I decided it was a good time for some free motion quilting practice and used the applique hearts and embroidered flowers for a vine design.

A close-up of the hearts and flowers vine free motion quilting.

We've been having April Showers almost every day this month and there's a chill in the breeze lately ... time to make sure the woodbox is full.


  1. Is Because I said so from Patchwork Pumpkin? I've often admired that one. Love the quilting in your SAH Robin.

    Hope the computer continues to behave.

  2. Your blocks look great. Love the quilting on the Robin. Happy Stitching,

  3. your quilting and sah round robin blocks look great.
    Having computer issues too so sympathise with that. Have to grovel to the boys to use their laptops!
    your new bom looks very cute, the fabrics are very pretty.

  4. Don't panic Narelle, (it's not a secret admirer) the previous comment from sametoU2 is from me, hazards of using someone elses computer when they are signed in to google! lol

  5. Love ya work Narelle...! The SAHR looks great.. both of them.. and your free motion looks fantastic too! Clever girl! :)

  6. You have been busy and your work looks great. I look forward to seeing it finished.

    How did you go at the show?

  7. You've kept busy with the fun projects, while you computer gives you problems. I love all your projects. Specialy the BOM.
    I will send a bit of sunshine to you. We have a great spring in Holland, with temperatures like it's already summer.

  8. Hi Narelle, I've just awarded you the versitile blogger award.

  9. The blocks are lovely... I am 'learning' free motion.... yours is looking great...

  10. Computer issues are a pain in the butt! I hope you can sort through it...

    Your new blocks are wonderful Narelle, as well as your 2 SAHRobin pieces!!! Your flowers and hears are looking great! 8-)