Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ta Dahhhhh

I must start with a huge "Thank You"  to you Sarah and also Roseanne for opening this blog, I'm sure without  it I still wouldn't have my wall hanging finished.
I will still be checking in here to see if everyone get theirs done for Christmas.
Sooooo come on girls the months are slipping away.......

                                            Here is my little label.

              I'm trying to make whip cracking noises here but its just not happening. hehehehehe

Friday, August 10, 2012

Last block

Last block finished.

Sorry not the best photo but its great to have it all together, now on to the quilting and binding.

Can you see how I fixed my terrible mistake ?     I think it looks ok and its certainly better than doing the block again.

I'll pop back with a better piccie when its all finished.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Am I an idiot ?

I am a bit worried about asking this question just in case you might tell me the truth but be rest assured I do already know the answer to the idiot bit lollllllll.

But I'm wondering if anyone is having a problem with the border measurements as they don't seem to make any sense to me at all. I'm not sure if its the pattern or me so any help would be appreciated.


Friday, August 3, 2012

One more to go......

Another block done leaving only 1 more to do, its great to see the finishing line ahead.

Its been great to see Maria's wallhanging and its given me a little push along so Thank you Maria.

I'm halfway through the last block and then on to the piecing it all together.

Where are all the other girls, haven't seen a lot of progress lately ..... come on christmas isn't far away you know....... Oh no did I say that ? ..... smack smack..... naughty Helen. lol

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Taa Dahhh!!!!!

I did it…… I just sewed and sewed and sewed to get my Christmas Fun BOM finished sew I could post it here for a July finish…


I am very happy with my Wall Hanging ready for Christmas.
Thanks to you all for helping me get my blocks finished.

Now I can pop over and see how you are all getting on with your blocks.

Hugz Maria

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Finished my Angels…

I am sew happy to have finished My Angels block.


Their heads are made out of buttons as I just couldn’t make nice tiny Yoyos…


I am busily stitching the last block as I would love to have it finished for the end of the month…  Do you think I will make it….
Hugz Maria


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Another block done.

Still getting on with this little BOM not many to go now so I will be ready for christmas.... woohooo. 
I have a plan for the one I cut short thats why there isn't any patchwork attached to this block, hope it works out ok.

How are you all going ?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Six Blocks Together..

It is sew nice to have my six blocks stitched together but I was very sad when I pressed them that I left a scorch mark. Sad smile


Thank goodness Mr Google  had a solution. I gave it a gentle wash with diluted vinegar and the mark come out. Lucky me….
Hugz  Maria

Friday, May 25, 2012

Block 5

Christmas Fun block 5.  I love this block!

It now resides with the other blocks on my Design Wall:

I must get some more traced out ready to go......

Block 6 finished…

While visiting my DD2s in Perth we both joined in for FNSI last Friday and I completed Block 6.

Now I can join my 6 blocks together…………
How are you all going with your “Christmas Fun” Blocks ???


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eeeeeeek what have I done ???? Oh no.....

OMG what have I done,I felt pretty happy with myself actually finishing another block but and its a biggy....I have cut the block back 1/2inch short...... can you believe it ?    Now what to do as I'm not going to do it again thats for sure so I will put it aside and keep working on the other blocks and make a decision later.

That's what I get for telling you Sarah that you put the patchwork on the wrong side so now you can have the last laugh....... I will laugh about it soon I promise...... not just yet though.  

I hope your blocks are going better than mine.... so don't forget the old rule...... measure twice and cut once.......

Friday, May 4, 2012


Thankyou Helen for pointing out my mistake!  It is all fixed now!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Block 4

Block 4 of my Christmas Fun is now finished.  This block too SO long to do, probably because of the detail of the vine and mine is quite full.  I only wish now that I did the applique of the angels BEFORE I did the vine as the halo's disappear a little in the vine.  I am not going to do it again lol.....

Loving how it is coming together!

For the ladies asking about this pattern, you will find some HERE.  Be quick as I know Lynette doesnt have many left!

I hope you all are traveling well!

Block Five……..

Last night I finished stitching Block Five. I was very happy with the baubles and hearts as I have not done a lot of satin stitch.


Now to trance the next one………..
Hugz, Maria

Saturday, April 28, 2012

3 Blocks Done

I've been plodding along on my Christmas Fun blocks and  now have 3 finished.

Here is Cookies ....

followed by Christmas Cottage ...

and finally, The Pudding, I was a tad disappointed that part of the vine disappeared into the seam. Hopefully it won't be too noticeable when the quilt is finished.

 But I do love this cute little blue bear.

 Here's how the 3 blocks look when joined together.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Block 3 for me

Wow block 3 finished at last, I'd better get a wriggle on as the new "Fernhill" BOM is here, I have the wall ready to display it  but I don't want to be as slack with this one too.

How is everyone going ?        Not as slow as me I hope.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A little more progress

Two more blocks completed

That takes me to 5 blocks finished in total now.

Enjoy your day,

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fourth finish..

I enjoyed working on this Christmas Fun Block.

Have tacked my buttons on as I go so I don’t misplace them!! Now to trace the next one onto my linen.
Hugz Maria

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Block 3

I have now finished block 3!  All the buttons will be put on after quilting I think!

Here they are on my Design Wall..... There is just enough room to place them together!

There seems to be quite abit of work in number 4!  But, I am keeping with my plan and doing them in order otherwise I will get slack!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I've Started!

This weekend I finally started my Christmas Fun quilt. 
 I decided to make the eight Ohio Star blocks first while I was feeling motivated. They were a bit fiddly but turned out ok. The fabrics are Glace by 3 Sisters ... I still have plenty of scraps in this range.

 I have prepared 3 of the blocks ready to stitch in the evenings ... Cookies,

 The Pudding and ...

 Christmas Cottage.

 Hopefully it won't be too long before I can share a finished block.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Block 2

Getting there slowly, block 2 is finished but I'm not sure that I like the spotty block with the green hearts on it so might have to change it later...... hmmmmmm will see.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Snowman block

 Hi Ladies!  I managed to put together block 2 yesterday before I headed out for the day!

I quite like the block!

So Razzy..... I'm one ahead of you!  lol

I think I have tallied your blocks up correctly in the side bar girls.  If they are not correct, please let us know and we will correct it.  Also, when you post pics of your completed blocks, can you please mention how many completed blocks you have done in the post so that Roseanne and Myself don't put you down twice.   

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Oh Christmas tree

Enjoying a long weekend with a little stitching :o)

Hope every one is enjoying their weekend,
hugs, Sharon

Friday, March 9, 2012

Block 1

Just finished making my 8 Ohio Stars ready for when the stitchery blocks are completed.  Not a fan of the small pieced blocks I think!  Had trouble with some points!

 Though I am pretty happy with my fabrics....

And, managed to put together block 1!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Block three

While at a retreat by the Sea over the weekend I managed to finish the stitching on my third block.
On my return home I sewed all the peices together.

Sew now my third block is complete. Yeh!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2nd Block done

Hi Ladies,
I have finished off my second block.

Not doing them in any order, just as they come.

Happy stitching,

Ready to Stitch

I have found my buttons

and my fabrics

and the floss

sewn block 1 together

prepped my applique pieces

and while hubby watches the Eels and Broncos do battle
tonight, I will be happily stitching away watching the ABC :)