Friday, August 03, 2007

Another Finished Block

With all this rainy weather the past month it has been a good enough excuse to get stuck into my stitching. I've just finished another crazy quilting block for the "Choose Your Own Theme" Round Robin and this one is for Laura P.

Laura didn't have a particular "named" theme but had chosen lovely, deep rich burgundy, wine coloured fabrics for her block.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Little More "CQ"ing

Lately, whenever I get the chance I have been spending my spare time stitching CQ blocks. I have recently completed two for an Egyptian theme swap and one for the Round Robin that I recently signed up for. This is all fairly new to me and my blocks are "plain and simple" at the moment while I'm learning the ins and outs of it all.

This block was done for the CYOT Round Robin. I stitched it for Judi who had chosen Christmas/Winter as her theme. The patch with the red mitten on is from Judi's focus fabric.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Crazy Quilting

I've just completed another CQ (crazy quilt) block as part of the "choose your own theme" Round Robin. This block has been stitched for Nancy in Kansas who has chosen "Elvis" for her theme.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Finally An Update !!

A big hello to everyone and apologies for taking so long in updating this blog - I think I've been suffering from a touch of "blogitis". I've been busy trying to do a backdated day-to-day account of the expedition and finally have uploaded the write ups and photos, so please check back to April or "The Challenge" tab and you'll see it all there. If you've been looking for it the past couple of weeks - thank you for your patience.

I still have some outstanding sponsor money at work that I'll be collecting and taking to our Appeals office at the hospital so hopefully will have the "grand total" to report some time later next week.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

CQ (Crazy Quilting)

A few weeks ago whilst on my "surfing travels" I came across a superb site called CQ for Newbies. I love the old fashioned Victorian scrap quilts and always wanted to "have a go" but for one reason or another never actually got round to it. Stumbling onto this site and reading all the posts on the forum has triggered off my interest again and now I'm definitely hooked and can't read, or learn enough fast enough at the moment.

Through the friendly encouragement of the online "CQ Goddesses" I've signed up to my first Round Robin and picking up needle and thread have produced my first "crazy" block.

My first ever CQ Block on a Victorian style theme