Saturday, October 26, 2013

Art Deco Op Shop Find.

After a visit to a large shopping centre last week I came away with some coffee for my little machine and a headache. On my way home I called in to the" Friends of Hillside" OpShop and bought myself this Amber glass Art Deco dessert set as well as some fabric strips, an embroidered cloth and a roll of knitting cotton. That is my kind of shopping. Bliss!

 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

October Finish, preparing for a Grande Finale.

These log cabin quilt blocks needed a lot of pressing and thread trimming and are now ready to be put together. I am hoping it will be the Grande Finale of my finish a month challenge for the year. It will be rather tedious to put together because the blocks were made in the days before I cut, sewed, pressed and trimmed meticulously and that is probably why it hasn't been finished sooner. I only have to get the top finished and then hand it over to my daughter to be completed by a professional. It has been made at her request and we had a lot of fun choosing the fabric together, looking for blues that had a touch of indigo. The centres and the backing fabric is a lovely dark red with a small floral print.