Monday, July 23, 2012

Endings and beginnings

I have made progress on the 5 quilts that I had cut out.
Here are some blocks from the first quilt that I need to determine the lay out for

My outrageous plan is to have all 5 quilts finished by the end of the week.
I need to start an appliqué marathon and plan to do that  while the Olympics are on

The appliqué is all prepared and ready to go.

I have really enjoyed the Tour de Fibre this year and look forward to repeating it again in future years.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Preparing for the time trial

It doesn't like like a lot but this should be enough fabric cut for 5 quilts ( except for the borders).
I have spent quite a few hours today doing this and now I am ready to head to the machine.
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Friday, July 20, 2012

climbing the Pyrenees

Today was mostly about preparation work for the next stage.
I used Inklingo to print triangle pairs that will be made into flying geese.

My old  printer is playing very happily with my new computer so I may do some more printing later today.

The evening has seen some lace knitting.
I am now onto the border of the baby shawl.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

No rest day

Today's task was laundry bags for service men/women posted overseas.

The details are here
I now have 5 quilts to make.

Off to ponder blocks and patterns.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Claiming the yellow jersey

I have been stitching up a storm and have finished 6 baby quilts today.
I am really pleased with my progress and I am looking forward to some more successful days.

Friday, July 13, 2012

sprinting the Alps

I feel like I am trailing the field at the moment so today I am going to be sprinting!

My plan is to finish this mostly fingerless glove today

as well as quilt and bind these 5 baby quilts.

My helmet is on and I am ready to ride

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tour, day 6 and 7

I have been away so knitting is the order of the day.
I have finished a sweater for DGS

Now I am home there should be more quilting progress tomorrow

Friday, July 6, 2012

WiPocalypse July

I am so anxious to make progress on this, I think this will be my olympic project

Trying to stitch this while watching the rugby was a mistake as I had to pull out almost as much as I stitched!

Day 4

I have been sprinting hard and I have two more quilts ready to put the binding on

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A stage finish

I am very excited that I have finished my quilt.

I am really pleased with the way it turned out.
It is the quilt I have most enjoyed quilting as well because the quilting really enhanced the design.
I am looking forward to making more progress in  the tour today

Monday, July 2, 2012

Tour de fibre Day 1

Here is my quilting progress so far.
I have the bottom section and the border still to quilt

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tour de fibre

I am joining Hanne and May Britt  in the Tour de Fibre.

Last year I did the Tour De Fleece and had a marvellous time spinning but this year I have a big queue at the sewing machine and need to make good progress.

Here I am at the starting line.

I am quilting a queen sized bargello quilt.
It is  fairly slow progress as there are 20 colours in the quilt and I need to change the quilting thread for each colour but I think that the effort is worth it.

More tomorrow