Thursday, 25 July 2013

Siblings Together July Block




July was Jo's month in the Siblings Together quilting Bee. Above is the block I made. She chose a wonky log cabin block made from Simple Marks by Moda. I love this fabric, it's so bright and cheerful.Thanks again go to all the above sponsors who are making it possible for the group to make twelve quilts for the wonderful Siblings Together charity.
Back soon, Maria.


Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Street Building.

I've finally finished my strip for the strip bees quilting bee.

The planner who designed this street did a very poor job. He, yes it was a man, gave the big pink house second from the left as you look at it too big a garden and when the council came to check his work they realised that the garden encroached over the border at the front. The council made the planner chop a piece of the garden off leaving the house with a very small front garden. When he'd nearly finished the planner also realsied the street wasn't quite long enough and he'd nearly run out of materiels for the sky, yes the sky is the planner's responsibility in this town, so he had to bodge together the end of the street on the right hand side. I think this planner needs to start planning and not just making it up as he goes along or else he might find himself out of a job pretty soon.

The builders have however built some more quite cute houses since last week.

I've also finished another Jazz Hands block.

The colour scheme of this one is quite different to the others.
I've realised most of them have a red/pink, yelloe, green/blue schemer. This isn't intentional but they must be the colours I naturally go for. Here are all the completed blocks so far.


Pat Sloan has put out a sew every day in July challenge on her blog. I thought I'd join in to keep me going as I've not done a great deal lately. Fifteen minutes a day counts so I should be able to manage that.

And finally, it's great when your neighbour's shrub grows over your fence and you can pinch some some of the gorgeously scented flowers for the house. I think it's a philadelphus.

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday, link in side bar.
Bye for now, Maria