Friday, August 27, 2010

MORE CQ RR blocks

Yep I've been at it again!

This evening I was back playing with fabric and got put together both my Spring Has Sprung and Summer Dreams naked blocks completed :).

Here are pics of them in their layouts...

Of course like the Fall ones these may not necessarily be all in the same direction as again I made them all the same.. .it's so much quicker this way! LOL Not to mention there's less waste of fabrics and thread as I can go thru each block and put the first seam in each one and then clip smaller threads.

The Spring one will have a green background though I'll have to go on a search for the fabric as I don't have in what I want to use.

The Summer one will have the same flower print with the sunny yellow background as in the blocks which is why I made sure that one wasn't on the edge of the blocks.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mary's CD Block

I've been trying to upload these pictures within the yahoo group but they keep coming up as little red x's so I'll post here and let the girls know where the pics are to take a look at Mary's now complete CQ block from my first RR FFT#13.
Here is the complete block.
And here is a close up of the work I did. Along with this several of my butterflies in my stash came out to play in the pretty flowers and alighted onto Mary's block. I sure hope she likes butterflies!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CQ Fall Wallhanging RR

I've been inspired! I was in a mood of not knowing what I wanted to do.. I spent some time outside enjoying the wonderful weather and relaxing but then decided I needed to do something. I came in to get on with some stitching but decided I really didn't want to sit still just yet.

So I pulled out the fabrics I picked up recently for my Fall/Autumn RR. I went with the .6 M remnant piece that was in stripes of several different prints. I cut it in half and then cut each strip so that I have all the different prints. I then folded each strip to have 3 pieces and then cut them to make 6 all pretty much the same shape and size. So these were all made out of one .3M piece of fabric!

I then decided to make life easy and make each block the same and arranged the piles of pieces til I was satisfied they'd cover the blocks I was making.

Here's what the final 6 naked blocks look like.

Though I've not decided which they will go for now I've placed them all the same way. I will be letting each of the embellishers in the RR who will be working on them decide which way they'd like to put their block. I rather like the idea of them going in different ways.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

CQ Christmas Ornie & Wallhanging

Today I've been spending time on my sewing... not only did I get a CQ Ornie finished up... here's the pic :)

But I also pieced together the blocks for an upcoming RR. This one is a Winter/Christmas theme and I went with the Christmas for mine. Here's the naked blocks put together to show how I will be putting them together when they return completed. Won't be for this year but I can look forward to decorating with it next year :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Robert's Birthday

My son isn't one for parties and lots of attention on him. So this year we did it simple. I spent the money I would have spent on a party on an electric keyboard with lots of trimmings, which will be put to use once September comes and he begins his piano lessons.

On his birthday which was Sunday, the day after his baptism, we were able to make it to church. It was another hot day. We'd planned ahead for the trip as it's an hour's drive to the chapel and hoped the weather would give us some time at the beach.

We made it and we both came back with sunburns!

Here's the view!
Robert's out in the water with a couple boys he met that day.Here he is after we finally got him outta the water! covered in sand of course :)And after he changed into dry clothes and was collecting shells and rocks :)
What a relaxing fun day!

Robert's Baptism

I'm a proud mom! My son, Robert chose to be baptized this past weekend. He chose a nature setting and we ending up where my brother was baptized years ago. A dear friend now lives there so we had a BBQ afterwards which I forgot to take pictures of :(

Here is Robert with the two missionaries who have been teaching him.
Elder Steward & Elder Dupont
And here he is afterwards with Elder Dupont the missionary he chose to baptism him.
It was a beautiful day all round and a wonderful experience for both mother and son. :)

Secret Sister's CQed Apron and Hotpads

I've finally finished my August gift for my Secret Sister. One of the things on her list was aprons... so I went with her favourite colours: pink, yellow and red... and come up with this!
I think it turned out beautifully. I so hope she likes it.