Tuesday, 5 August 2014

wonky wheel

This is the latest block I have done,  a wonky pinwheel,    sorry I did not write down where I found it and cannot remember but I rather like the effect.



I have also done the little bunny BOM for august which is the missouri star,  one more to go for the 12 but Alison is going to give us some additional ones to make as well.   I can`t tell you how much I have enjoyed doing these blocks.   Each month Alison gives us a choice of 3 blocks and we vote for the one we would like to do,  I think the last one I have voted for is the bow tie but it all depends on how others vote,   whichever is chosen will be okay with me.



My crazy block for august is also done and met with Helen`s approval.




On friday I am going down to Birmingham for three days to the festival of quilts,    so looking forward to it,   there will be about 1000 quilts on display so if that does not inspire me nothing will.  Plenty of photos will be taken as I will charge the camera up each evening. There will also be over 300 stands with lots of wonderful things to purchase,  I do have a list but I am sure I will stray from it and be tempted.   Have today watched a video on applique pressing sheets and that has been added to my list as I must have a go at applique and if this will make it easier it is a must have.  Along with the quilts and temptations there are workshops and demonstrations on the stands too     what a great time I am going to have.


I am saving my EPP block for august to do whilst I am away in the evening,  this month it is a sun.

Tomorrow Heidi my 22 year old bernina is going in for her first ever service ,  I am sure she will be the better for it and will be a lot quieter when she comes home next monday.  Now I am quilting she will need to be serviced more often as cotton makes fluff etc.  If I feel the need to machine stitch in the mean time I will get my new home out which is about 35 and has been serviced once!!

Think that is all for now,   happy stitching


32 comments:

  1. I like the crazy block, a ladybird on the flower too!

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  2. Heidi has done well hasn't she?
    You won't know her when she gets back from her holiday. lol
    Briony
    x

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  3. I remember that you told me that your mashine has never ever had service before, it´s unbelievable. I wonder what you´re gonna say when she´s back.

    Nice blocks.

    Nana

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  4. If you find the teflon applique sheets pricey, a good substitute is the release paper that comes with fusible web such as Steam-a-Seam. Don't throw it away, especially if it's a whole sheet. Another thing you can use is parchment paper. Here in the States it is found with bakery supplies in the grocery store. Do not confuse it with freezer paper. Learned these tips from Laura Wasilowski,the Queen of Fusing,in a workshop with her.

    Bonnie Hunter is currently on a tour of England and will be attending the Birmingham show. She might be found at the Kansas City Star booth. Maybe you will run across her.

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  5. All your blocks look wonderful Margaret!

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  6. love your colorful crazy block.

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  7. Your Wonky Pinwheels are very striking! Very pretty BOM. And of course I love your crazy block! The quilt festival sounds like so much fun. I hope you have a great time! Take lots of photos for us!

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  8. Gotta love a wonky patchwork pattern. It saves all that precise nonsense!! Your wonky wheels is wonderful as is your crazy block. Full steam ahead, Margaret. Enjoy the quilt show.

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  9. Oh I really like your Wonky Wheel block. You certainly have had good luck with your sewing machines. Safe travels and enjoy seeing all the quilts...

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  10. Your wonky wheel is great. That is such a fantastic way to use up scraps. Have fun at the quilt festival. Regards, Karen

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  11. Wonky pin wheel is brilliant. Love Helens crazy quilt she is so lucky. Enjoy the NEC I am sure you will have a great time. I will go one year.

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  12. Some lovely stuff there! I'm the sane with my shopping list, I'm sure I will buy more !!!!! Hope to see you on Friday. Thanks for reminding me about a camera!

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  13. I am very partial to your wonky wneel ilike it alot. Your crazy patch is great too. Hope you have a great time at theshow and learn lots

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  14. I too am partial to your wonky wheel block. I like the different perspectives it creates. I also, as usual, love your crazy block. Have a lovely time at the fair - what fun!

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  15. The wonky wheel block looksreally marvelous as well as the colorful crazy block .
    Waiting to see the pictures you bring back from the festival of quilts . I`m sure it is going to be an exciting time for you ! Have fun :)

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  16. Lovely blocks! In my humble opinion, I think the older machines were built well and don't need as much TLC. My mom's machine is about 45 years old and has never been serviced. Sews like a dream. One of my newer machines gets knock out of time very easily, so she doesn't get much play time.

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  17. Love the wonky pinwheel and of course, I was going to ask where you found the pattern. Oh well. I'm sure I can find it if I'm ambitious enough. Great blocks, all.

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  18. I like your new blocks. Enjoy the quiltshow!

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  19. Love that wonky pinwheel! That's a nice, scrappy block.

    Birmingham sounds like a huge show. Pace yourself! And have a great time. :D

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  20. When I read Birmingham, I thought, I'll hop in the car and go meet her! Then reality set in when I realized you weren't talking about Alabama! LOL Great projects you have worked on - I'm always so impressed by the things you do.

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  21. I do like the wonky pinwheel. Have a great weekend

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  22. I like your wonky pinwheel, Margaret, and that's a nice CQ block! Hope you have a marvelous time this weekend! Oh, the temptations!

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  23. fabulous blocks, I love the wonky pinwheels

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  24. very well done quilt blocks! have a super time at the Festival - looking forward to your photos! very much like the wonky pinwheels :)

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  25. All the blocks are beautiful but wonky wheel is interesting.Cute bead bug in your CQ block..Hope you are having a wonderful time at the quilt show,looks like a huge one so looking forward to see the fab pictures.

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  26. HI Margaret,I love your crazy block and missouri star. Have fun at the quilt festival.

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  27. Beautiful blocks once again, I have not had my machine serviced yet and I think it is older than yours! Enjoy the show and I will look forward to the pictures!

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  28. Hi Margaret.
    It was so nice to meet with you and Benta at the quilt show. It was my first time, and I was impressed by all the gorgeousness there.
    I hope you found everything you were looking for, and then some ;-)

    Love your crazy blocks, - that is something I have not tried yet.

    Eldrid

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  29. Fun stuff going on over there. How was the festival?

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  30. Your blocks are lovely! Hope you enjoyed the Birmingham show, I have seen quite a few good posts about it. I bet you are loving your machine with its service!!

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  31. I love your Crazy block...is this an online monthly BOM??? WOuld love to join ya!

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