Thursday, 21 December 2017

Winter Solstice

Once again we have reached the best time of the year.  Today is the shortest day and longest night. Tomorrow our days start to become longer by a few minutes each day.  

As I say good bye to another winter, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  

Monday, 18 December 2017

Christmas Tree Sampler Workshop

I have spent some time this autumn working on a Christmas tree sampler cushion.

I am going to do a tutorial 'Block of the Month'.  Starting in January 2018.  There are eight blocks in this sampler. 

I have used a Moda charm pack for some of pieced blocks, plus a white on white fabric for the appliqué blocks and fat quarters for the borders.

There is a Facebook group called Daisychain Quilter.  If you need any help with the blocks, why not join the group.  

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Back from my blogging break!

It has been a long time since I blogged regularly.  Does anyone still visit my blog and read it?
Life has been busy this year.   I have spent time on Instagram and Etsy.  
So it is time to dust off the blog and start afresh.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Post Card Blocks

I call this my postcard block but I am sure it has another name.

A) Two 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch White on White/Cream on Cream
B) One  4 /12 x 8 1/2 Bright/Kids print

Sew the White on White to either side of the Bright/Kids print.
It should be a 8 1/2 inch block.

Make at least twelve to give you a small size quilt.
I added a 2 1/2 border in the same colour.

Notice how if the thinner strips are a different colour it can change the appearance of the finished quilt.