Monday, August 27, 2012

What was that you just said?
“prewash your fabric”
I am sorry, I just can’t hear you
prewash your fabric”
Sorry, let me just turn the tv down
“prewash your fabric”
Look, I still can’t hear you, let me go and wash these blocks, then I will come 
closer and you can tell me what you just said

POOP !!!

Never fear, dye catching washing sheets to the rescue!!!

PHEW !!!

Now that disaster is over, here are some pics of my gorgeous 
stars and sprigs blocks, all nicely washed and bleeding dye debacle averted
Now, what was that you said??

CIAO - Kelli xx

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Kelli

 Two rows of happiness!
A strangely angled, but happy Kelli
 Pure bliss
 'insert gooey witty comment here'
Have I told you lately how much I love this quilt? I could probably count the ways, but don't want to bore you too much with my words of woo.  These babies are all basted down, ready for the sewing machine. I love this fabric, you can fussy cut it, or not, and it still looks good.  You might think I spend all my time quilting, well I don't :) I love variety, I have made a start on Pandamonium, I am using the freezerpaper/starch method for this one, why? I think the big shapes will work just fine with this method, and I can't possibly do a mix of methods, my brain won't let me, maybe there is a method in my madness?? Hang on, madness in my method?? Here is one of my other loves.....Crochet
I just finished this sweetness, the colour gives me goosebumps! I was trying for a type of colour wheel wash, but it is kind of rainbow, aren't rainbows a colour wheel? Dunno, I think I will stop thinking about it and go crosseyed from looking at this psychedelic fire and ice wave...till next time quilting fans....... xx Kelli

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Few More Flowers

My Flower Garden's been growing......slowly.  (Just realized I haven't posted any photos since last October--whoops!)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pandemonium animals

A guest post by quilter 501
I finished these blocks about a month ago and now am "gloriously" working on some of the geometric blocks and the house block. What a journey!

I see Stars!

and stars, and stars

Oh so gorgeous!  I enjoyed piecing these babies, well, ok, I did curse a little :)
Only because I am impatient and a perfectionist, two traits that do not mix well.

Ahhhhh, these gorgeous colours, brightens anyones day, well, at least mine.  Only glued down at the moment, waiting for some sewing, I have another border scribbled over, waiting for gluing.
I have been reading the pattern for Pandamonium, oh boy, what an apt name for this quilt, and I read that it was hand pieced?!?! Hey Kim, how many decades did that take you LOL, I love to handpiece, but I would have to live until I am at least 140 to finish the projects on my list, and I am sure new ones would pop up that I just HAD to do.  I did a bit of gardening with my husband today (I would rather 'garden' in my sewing room, 41 sprig blocks that is!) now I have a sweet little garden beside my driveway (new house, don't have anything outside yet)   now, husband happy, watching the olympics, I am watching Dante's Peak, and working on my masterpiece :) Chat soon ladies xx Kelli