Saturday 17 November 2007

Calico Hearts

A little while ago I was asked if I would like to contribute to a quilt which will be raffled next year to raise funds for cancer research. Gladly. We were handed calico squares with the instructions of - add a heart or hearts, any colour, any technique. My mother and grandmother also joined in and here they are ready to be returned.

The three on the right are mine ~ a lazy daisy pair, blue crazy patch and blanket stitched trio. Top left is grandma's ~ chain stitching on lace. Middle and bottom left are mum's ~ chain stitching and french knots around the two, and blanket stitching for the flower pot.
I really enjoyed the handwork and plan to follow up with some hand embroidery on a christmas gift. Excellent for working on while relaxing in front of the tv at night.
Our small group of quilters have planned a shopping trip for next Friday. Can't wait!!!

Saturday 10 November 2007

Bag No. 1

I was fortunate enough that my good friend was able to take a couple of photos of my first bag as it hadn't yet been handed over to its new owner, so here they are.

As per the second bag, the first bag is also reversable.

Sunday 4 November 2007

Bag No. 2

I have just finished the second bag to be donated to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and this time a took a photo immediately.

This first photo is right side out but I was very particular with the placement of the backing squares so that the bag is completely reversible as shown in the second photo.

I'm very pleased with the end results and think they're quite cute. They measure approx. 10" high by 11". Another bag could soon be in the making as a lovely gift for my little niece.

The sky is promising a storm this afternoon. Here's hoping it brings plenty of rain but none of the destructive winds that were about last week.