Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sewing with friends

 I achieved so much sewing last night, I finished off the final 6 blocks for my Kansas troubles scrappy quilt, all the blocks are made from squares and half square triangles, so much fun to make and once I had everything cut out they came together so quick. I ordered some black sashing from here and that arrived yesterday so I'm set to start putting it all together.
 Here are a few of the blocks layed out, I didn't have enough floor space to lay out all 30 blocks.
 I also got the binding sewn down on my new little vase mat, its so cute. Made from those mini charm squares and quilted down the middle of each seam with a fancy stitch on my sewing machine.
 We have so many zucchini in our garden that I was running out of room in my fridge so I thought if I made a few cakes I could freeze them and the boys can have them in their lunch box for school so I made 2 walnut and zucchini cakes, they taste so good. Kind of like sweet bread.
 This morning I went to visit my dear friend Sarah who owns Patchworks Plus quilt shop. Its a beautiful shop. I bought this beautiful bundle of fat quarters called 25th and Pine by Basic Grey, Its a christmas range and already I know what I want to make. I can't wait to start cutting.
 I do hope you will forgive a few more flowers pics from my garden, I do love taking photos of my garden, its fun to look back on . My favourite flower is the good old Zinnia, we planted over 30 packets of seeds and the display is so pretty. Here are just a few.
 I was thrilled how this photo turned out. My photography skills are improving alot.


We also have some sun flowers planted in another area of our garden, these are so sweet and happy. Full of bees to.

So there you have my Sewing results for another night, hope you all have a wonderful weekend and you find some sewing time.
If you would like to see what everyone else got up to click here.

24 comments:

Farm Gate Creations said...

Great achievements for FnwF and don't apologise those photos of your flowers for they are stunning.

Jeanette said...

Love your blocks. They look great. Love seeing your flowers too. Hugs, xx.

Cheryll said...

Oh yummm to the quilt blocks... to the supper ... and to the flowers! Thanks for joining in...

Kim said...

Lovely work and the flowers are stunning.

Noela said...

Great work on your blocks. Will look forward to seeing them together with the sashing and borders. I am tenpted to buy some of the new fabrics in Sarah's shop. They look lovely. The cakes look wonderful too. Hugs.....

Roseanne said...

You got a lot done last night. I finished off 2 items last night.

Lib said...

Love your blocks, so nice to sew with you last night :-)

shez said...

lovely work leanne and yummy baking ,you are lucky you have the bees,we havent had many this year at all,so not much fruit on the fruit trees.xx

retdairyqueen said...

Love the flowers and that quilt and vase mat are just lovely

Susan said...

Hi Leanne I can image your garden is a riot of colour this time. I adore flowers, its the only thing i miss living in the high rise no garden. I will write to you this week I promise till then take care XX

Cheryl said...

LOVE your Kansas Troubles scrap blocks Leanne. Your garden is looking so pretty - mine is very dry and uninteresting

Anthea said...

What a gorgeous post Leanne!
The blocks look terrific, how big will it end up being?
I would love a good wander around Sarah's shop, those fq's look great, enjoy the sewing x

Heather said...

Busy time at your place, sewing and cooking! Loaf looks so yummy and the garden is beautiful.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is going to be gorgeous Leanne. Cute little vase mat too. I wish I had flowers like yours in my garden!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

love your flowers, and that quilt is looking fantastic :) visiting from FNwF :)

Fiona said...

fun stitching with you and lots of others... your stars look fantastic and I love the flower pics...
Hugz

Kindred Quilts said...

Hello! Visiting from FNWF... love, love, love your scrappy blocks, and I like the idea of black sashing!
Thank you for the pictures of your beautiful zinnias and sunflowers... there's snow on the ground in my neighborhood, so it was a delight to look at your colorful flowers!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your garden is gorgeous, so colorful! (everything here is white/snow) Love your quilt blocks and your cute little quilt.

Lynda said...

I love all your flowers - so beautiful this summer. And so many goodies coming off your sewing machine.

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Charlie and Wendy said...

Lovely projects Leanne and your flower photography is gorgeous!

Val Spiers said...

Wow! I just love the Kansas Troubles quilt. The four patch in the middle of the star really looks affective. I must use that in my next scrappy star. The vase mat is pretty. I have only used the fancy stitches on crazy quilting. It looks good on the square patchwork. Your garden looks amazing. I have big plans for sunflowers next summer.
valspierssews

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