Thursday, July 17, 2014

Little Red !

I bought the red work panel and some of the fabric from Sandy Klop while I was in California. It is designed to be a block from a larger quilt but I adapted it to make a little red and white flag waving American Jane quilt!
It is cot or wall sized I do not know know where it is going to end up yet but it is my first quilt finish since my holidays. I have finished the Dresden quilt top for Susan but I am waiting on a backing fabric from Hancocks of Paducah to arrive so I can quilt it . 
In the meantime I have started another quilt top a scrap basket quilt from a kit I purchased from Sandy a few weeks back. It is going up fine so far I would love to get the top finished and the Dresden quilted before the 7th August as I am off to the UK then for three weeks to see my wonderful grandchildren and children!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Home and quilting

I have been sewing almost daily since I returned from a wonderful holiday in California. I have already made inroads into my American Jane fabric purchases making a new red and white quilt top featuring the America Jane logo.
In addition to this I have commenced a Dresden quilt for a lady called Susan who lives in Boston USA. 
I am loving working on this quilt, I have not made a Dresden quilt before so I have loved the opportunity to use lots of colour in this quilt.  Have a great weekend ! Liv x

Sunday, June 15, 2014

American Jane

Everyone you reads this blog knows how much I love Sandy Klop of American Jane fabrics and patterns. Today I was lucky enough to visit Sandy and Stans home in California. Of course I bought some actually lots of fabric and some new patterns as well. For those of you who admire American Jane you can buy direct from Sandy at www.americanjane.com . I have been doing this for a few years now and I can vouch for the great service and fabulous stuff!
Here are a couple photos taken today when I was at Sandy's home check out some of the amazing  quilts over the banister rail and behind us on the wall.


Saturday, June 7, 2014

California

Well we are here in what must be the nicest climate anywhere on the planet warm sunny and no humidity!
Yesterday we went off the beaten track using a guide book called Back Roads California. I managed to pick up a wonderful old feedsack quilt in an
antique store in Martinez. It is made in what look like feedsack prints and is hand pieced and hand quilted. It was a steal at 150 dollars about 80 pounds sterling. I also picked up a piece of a cutter quilt in indigo and white which I will frame for my sewing room. 
Here are some photos of my vintage quilt the light in the room does not do it justic so I will take more pics when I get home.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Getting ready for the swop...2014!

If you are a reader of this blog you will know that we often swop our house for holidays. This year we are returning to the Bay Area of San Francisco. We love California the weather, the scenery, the people and the relaxed lifestyle. The additional benefit of swopping your home is that it makes you complete all those jobs that you would otherwise put on the long finger. This year we have had lots to do in the garden and today was no exception. We painted, cleaned and planted enjoying the glorious sunshine we were blessed with today. Here are a few photos of our progress.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lost in Google space!

I have spent a frustrating evening trying to sort the billing transition steps for my blog here. After a number of hours I have given up so this may be my final post. I just do not seem technically adept enough to wade through the jargon of being locked out of my administrator account. Here are some photos of things I have being doing lately hopefully I will be back but if I fall down the google minefield thanks you all for following me here.
Love Liv xxx
Ps you can find me over at Pinterest
as Little Quilter hope to see you all there!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

#spellitwithmoda

I finished the quilting of this quilt in Killarney this weekend. I went there with a group of quilters from th Irish Patchwork Society and lots of work was done. 
I am posting a photo of the quilt which I am currently binding. I apologise for the rather busy carpet in the background the photo was taken at the hotel. 
I am now back to working on the home projects ready for our house exchange to California in June. We completed  the new fire surround in the kitchen before I left for Killarney and I aged it up with some Annie Sloan chalk paints in French Linen
. This weekend more projects in the house beckon!