Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Have you heard about Mug Rug madness?

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Here is my little effort

Its a quilt as you go little scrap quilt. Its made to fit our leather coffee table and accommodates our two cups and plates nicely. It has scraps from the makes that live in the lounge so it tones in really nicely.

Nearly done

Unfortunately its a really rainy day here so the best pic I could manage was up at the kitchen window. I am deliberating on what size it needs to be, its pretty big already. \I have some more of the burgundy to use up and then my scrap basket is pretty much empty.

Monday, March 28, 2011

stalks and flowers

stalks and flowers, originally uploaded by alibobbles.

i'm loving my garden in the spring, I never realised how many lovely things come out of nowhere so quickly once it gets warm. its such a blessing being able to record them well!

Friday, March 18, 2011

15 mins play - block 9

15 mins play - block 9, originally uploaded by alibobbles.

My sewing room has had new carpet laid so I had a few days enforced non sewing and this drove me up the wall. I did do some crochet but I think I could happily make scrap blocks and do little other sewing.

this is two little diamonds pieced into a block, I have two more that I am going to piece into another block. The outside material is a complete random pick, the first three from the basket and then I fished out more to check there would be enough for a whole block. I'm going with the not over thinking what goes with what. Its alot of fun.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

buds appearing

buds appearing, originally uploaded by alibobbles.

the garden is sprouting forth new life, spring is such a wonderful time, epseically after the snowy winter we have had.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

First peek at the diamond quilt

I had to wait a while to find some suitable fabric for the outside triangles and this came along in my recent remnant find at the charity shop. I am loving the colour combinations. Its the first time I have followed a pattern and its quite a different process to my usual organic process.

Scrap quilt

I had some lovely new scraps from the diamond quilt I am making so I made up a square and chopped it up.

 I absolutely love it with the shiny green inserted. I have been so adventurous, I would never attempt to quilt with shiny slippy fabric but this playing thing makes you do such random stuff.

I am now starting playing with how the blocks are going to look together

I am so looking forward to putting it all together ... still got a small basket of scraps so its not finished till thats empty!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Film watching

I've dug out the film 4 list of  50 films and going to see where i have gaps, I'll probably keep the list handy and watch what comes on tele. I happily watch any sci-fi that comes on and so need pushing out of my comfort zone.

1 Apocalypse Now
2 The Apartment
3 City of God
4 Chinatown
5 Sexy Beast
6 2001: A Space Odyssey
7 North by Northwest
8 A Bout de Souffle
9 Donnie Darko
10 Manhattan
11 Alien
12 Lost in Translation
13 The Shawshank Redemption
14 Lagaan: Once Upon A Time in India
15 Pulp Fiction
16 Touch of Evil
17 Walkabout
18 Black Narcissus
19 Boyz n the Hood [CORR]
20 The Player
21 Come and See
22 Heavenly Creatures
23 A Night at the Opera
24 Erin Brockovich
25 Trainspotting
26 The Breakfast Club
27 Hero
28 Fanny and Alexander
29 Pink Flamingos
30 All About Eve
31 Scarface
32 Terminator 2
33 Three Colours: Blue
34 The Royal Tenenbaums
35 The Ladykillers
36 Fight Club
37 The Searchers
38 Mulholland Drive
39 The Ipcress File
40 The King of Comedy
41 Manhunter
42 Dawn of the Dead
43 Princess Mononoke
44 Raising Arizona
45 Cabaret
46 This Sporting Life
47 Brazil
48 Aguirre: The Wrath of God
49 Secrets and Lies
50 Badlands

How many have you seen?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Material finds

Very happy with todays haul, they are off for a quick wash before i use them, the floral is going straight into a quilt i am cutting out as its exactly what it needs. Happy bunny!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

15 mins play - block 7

15 mins play - block 7, originally uploaded by alibobbles.

Inspired by other peoples house I had a go, I had some bright scraps at last after finishing another project. Very happy with my little abode :)