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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

When work Interrupts....

Behind the scenes I have been sewing like crazy...I now manage to fit in some sewing everyday after work until dinner time...However things have been crazy busy as work meaning less sewing time!!! Grrrrr
Here are my projects so far that I'm still working on....

Orange, Blue Grey quilt top completed....just to add wadding, back and quilt

Citrus Blocks done, just to layout, sew, add wadding, buy backing then quilt....

Citrus Berry Chaos

Chaos over...

Thinking of a Layout....Help!!!

I still have a lot to do...also still to find a backing fabric for the citrus quilt, nothing has caught my eye yet.

I have backing for every other quilt, but that one...I want to finish it soon...ish....GRRRRR!!!

Watch this space


Friday, 25 July 2014

I am an Instragramaholic!

It is so much easier to pick up my phone and snap a picture. I find in some cases the picture quality better than that of my camera.....I have been sewing, ironing cutting away like crazy.....
I also Passed my Driving test!!!!

I thought you could use pictures from Instagram on here...but alas you can not... to see all the rest you can follow me on Instragram. Click the rather large icon to the right or follow me @ibecheraldine

I remembered you can use mobile blogger to add pictures and create posts! I am also an Idiot!

One awesome girlie at work left! I couldn't believe it when she told me, she was like a sister to me. I made her some gifts to remember me by!

Progress on the Citrus berry Quilt!

Yes I am guilty of working on yet another project...I figured get all the blocks made then you'll just have to sew the quilt tops together....cut wadding and backing and pow instant quilt.....hahahahaha!! I still haven't found fabric to back the Citrus Quilt help!

Well I'm off to go searching the web....Then I'll go tomorrow!!

Watch this space!

Cherie =]

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Purge pouches!

If you follow me on Instagram you can see the progress of my purge pouches..I blogged about them a few days ago here: In this very post!

Well I'm happy to say they are all done! Picture bombardment!!

I used interfacing on some of them and then quilt wadding on others. On at least 6 there is a mix of both either with the bottoms being interfacing and the tops being quilt wadding/ reversed. I like the shape the interfacing gives to the bottom half of the pouch. It was however a nightmare to sew....I think the one I bought was a little too thick...but it did the job...I would maybe use it for straight edged pouches next times or solely for the bottom of these pouches....
Mother said I should make some smaller ones.... I'll have to think about that

Now to decide what to make with the leftover pieces of fabric......

Watch this space...

Cherie =]

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

And then there were more......

As If making 3 quilts wasn't enough...I threw in 8 pouches and yet another quilt idea for good measure!

What can I say I like to keep busy! I still have to make something for the older Giant it's his birthday this weekend..... These pouches will soon be finished. They just need to be sewn and turned inside out.

Watch this space

Today I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday

Cherie =]

Monday, 14 July 2014

Colour Schemes- The Citrus Quilt

All blocks are cut, sewn ironed, trimmed....I just need to decide which layout to do.... I have sketched out some layouts using that oh so wonderful graph paper!
Which one would you go for??? 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5?

Keeping to my 3 quilts in progress is not enough.. nature I'm busy behind the scenes working on yet more projects...keeping busy is what I do best....All I can think about is sewing!!!

Watch this space.

Cherie! =]

P.s..... There is some other exciting news to share with you too..... but more on that tomorrow!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Colour Scheme- The not Quite Rainbow...

 This Colour Scheme is to be the starter of my HST project also being tied in. I scoured the internet trawling through Pinterest boards like a crazed Quilter.... looking for eye catching HST designs. I sketched out a few on that funky graph paper (I once used to hate!)
I wasn't sure what to make at first with all the HST's I cut so I pondered for a while.....

Then Thought hmmmm ..they could possibly be coasters.....perhaps mini quilts, cushion covers.....pouches......HST hexies......

They are only 3" I thought pouches would look got to sketching...

 8 HSTS for the front 8 for the back....border with linen...... Then I remembered I have not got that much linen....and only 8" zippers...hmmmmm

Watch this space

Cherie =]

Thursday, 10 July 2014

The Purge

I'm pretty sure a horror movie was named after it......

the Purge

Rachel over at Stiched In Color is hosting a purge along. I'm totally joining. I probably haven't looked at all the fabrics in my stash since I got them to be honest. As you know I'm working on a colour project, but throwing some more things into the mix won't hurt. 
Like Rachel I pulled out all the fabrics that I just wasn't feeling....

I then spotted the little sewing pouch Blogged About Here I'd made some years back and thought hmmmmm that pouch may be just the project......for the life of me could I find the templates!!! Um no..So I had to draft up some more....

Newspaper is not just for reading you know! I then sorted those fabrics into piles with some zippers....of which I need more of.....

The scraps will be put to use...or swapped....or hurled into a box until next year......

Watch this space

Cherie =]

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Cast Your Votes Here

Once I'm done with The Colour Scheme Project three quilts I want to make few more. I'm currently stuck on what to make next. I want to definitely make a Red, Black and White quilt..just not sure which style to use.
Please cast your votes here. If you have some links please post them in the comments.


Cherie =]

Which Quilt to make?
Dresden plate
Granny Square
Please Specify:
Poll Maker

Monday, 7 July 2014

Colour Schemes- Citrus

Whilst flicking through my Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine I found a quilt in the extra pull out from the ever so talented Jeni Baker!! That girl has some mad skills and has a real eye for colour! I saw this quilt and just new it would be perfect for this colour scheme. The quilt has a really cool effect once the blocks are put together. She has referenced hers as the flower power quilt displaying her Dreamin' Vintage Fabrics.
I got out my sketch pad a did some more of that Quilt Maths as I don't want my quilt to be quite as large. I'm Making mine 3 x 5. She originally used 7 1/2 " blocks with 4" white squares. 
As I was using FQ's I realised it may not stretch enough and I wanted about 3 from each FQ so I scaled down to 7" blocks with 3 1/2" white squares.....I'm a Quilt Math genius!!!
I had a fairly large piece of white fabric and started I got to the end I realised I only had enough squares for 20 blocks! Unamused I went to hunt down more fabric and found some in a more translucent white I could use and just alternate the white....I started cutting that and only had enough for another 20 blocks....I couldn't find any more.... (or maybe I'm not looking hard enough...) So will perhaps buy a white sheet to use as all the other white I have looks cream/yellow.... 

 Continue to watch this space!

Cherie =]

Sunday, 6 July 2014

LinkWithin Help Please

I've been trying to 'install' linkwithin to my blog, but not sure if I'm doing something wrong. It says I have to edit some content, but the box stays blank. Should there be something written in there? Has anyone else used it before or have it on there blog?

Suggestions welcome

Cherie =]

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Colour Schemes -Berry

For this quilt I wanted to do something to really show off the prints. I was umming and ahhing for quite some time before deciding to do a Triangle Quilt.
I grabbed some cardboard, stationary, my sketch pad and notebook and got to work on the Quilty Maths
The templates (ignore ones to right....)

Quilt Maths

Quilt layout plans...

More Quilty Maths....
Then was onto cutting the fabrics. I realised I had some Triangles left over from my Wedge Cushions so I took a few of them to use to boost my fabric selection...

So many scraps left over..but I have something planned for those...

So all fabrics and plans for this quilt are under way..

Watch this space