Friday, 30 March 2018

March 2018 Photo Scavenger Hunt

Well it is only 3 March and I've got my photos for this month's photo hunt sorted, again hosted by Hawthorn.  So I can now relax for the next 27 days!

So let me show you what I've come up with.

1   Hole

Well two holes; I could not decide which to include....
The top one is a hole in the bird house, through which the blackbird drops in
to get to its suet block.  So far I've not seen any other birds in there.
Like most people we've had some snow; look at the hole the flapping
rotary dryer cover made in the snow.

2  Making

I'm planning to make this quilt for Beloved; I will be using this pattern but different colours.
He likes red, black and white.  It will be a cover for his armchair.
The areas labelled above with 1 will be a red fabric with some black in it.
The areas labelled above with 2 will be a graded set of black and white fabrics.
Area 3 I think will be black and white.
Area 4, well I'll sort that out later!

 3  Reading

The book I am using.  I've made 2 French Braid quilts before, 2008 and 2009.
I cannot recall how to make it so will be re-reading these pages again
when I set to and make it.

4   Black and White

The collection of black and white fabrics I purchased from a recent visit to a quilt show at Harrogate.
I'm not convinced about the third one from the right so might change it.
These fabrics are displayed on the red and black fabric I plan to use in Beloved's quilt.


5   Starts with H

H is for Hexagons!  I made another basket earlier this year but wanted
to make a smaller one.  Beloved helped me by drawing out a pentagon
which I used to make the hexagons turn up into sides.
I do find the little clips in the top left photo wonderful; no more 
getting stabbed with pins.  For the pentagons I deliberately
reversed the colour sequence.  The second row shows the basket
from the outside (star side) and then the inside.
As you can see I've found a use for my new basket, holding yarn left over from 
making Attic24 blankets.  I've found I can even turn the basket inside out....
I've yet to decide what I will do with this lovely yarn.


6   Own Choice

Back in January's photo scavenger hunt this year (click here) I showed you the quilt I'd made for the sofa.  Guess what?  I've now made a quilt for each of the arm chairs.

Top left Beloved's chair (when he joins me upstairs!); top right my chair.
Bottom left both chairs.  Bottom right shows some of my chicken fabrics!
Like the sofa quilt I took them to Quilters Quarters in Longridge to be quilted on a 
long arm machine.  The quilts are firmer than if they had been hand quilted.
So I am mulling over whether to try to layer up Beloved's French Braid quilt
or to take it to Longridge.....  I'll ask his opinion when I get to that stage!

Well, as they say that's all folks.  Thanks for taking the time to look at my photos.  If you havn't done so already, please click here to look at Hawthorn's photos and from there follow the links to other participants.  It is always so interesting to see what other people find.

So I will take my own advice and go and have a look.  Bye!


22 comments:

  1. An interesting collection of photos, the quilts look great!

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  2. Great photos and all your quilts are lovely, I like those in the last collage covering the chairs. Like the black and white fabrics too:)

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. At the moment I'm trying to finish a lot of non-quilting stuff and then I can quilt for England!

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  3. Wow Quilts Galore! I do envy people that can do this craft, I am afraid I do not do straight so all my attempts have failed. So I shall continue to drool over yours and maybe just maybe one day. I love the quilt pattern you are going to do for your other half.

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    1. You are too kind. I was started on my quilting journey by a dear friend, back in the early 1990s. Since then she had not made quilts as such but recently she made one. It is a wonderful thing, she loves it and there is not straight about it! It is unique and she made it. So go for it and embrace your unique creation.

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  4. Your quilts are fabulous - and I love the snow pictures - clever choice for hole :)

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    1. Seems quite a few people like my quilts. Perhaps I might include more, if the words from Hawthorn can be manipulated into quilts! I try to follow Hawthorn's saying about thinking outside the box; so my photo for hole came from her!

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  5. Oh wow. those chairs are amazing. I love your pictures!

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    1. Oooh, thank you! My head is getting bigger by each comment. I like the chairs but my Beloved does not care for the rectangular shapes but I chose them as they were quick and easy to make!

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  6. You certainly have been busy with al your quilts. They are so cosy and colourful. X

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    1. Yes, I've quilts everywhere. It is wonderful to make stuff that is unique even if there are errors in it!

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  7. Once again I feel I should just collapse in a crumpled heap after reading about all your quilting efforts. I admire all your work and look forward to seeing how Beloved's black, red and white quilt turns out. The pattern looks complicated. Have fun. xx

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    1. Beloved's quilt is on hold while I finish other projects! The pattern is quite easy, once you get your head around it! I will post about it, when I start, on my private blog!

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  8. Lovely photos as ever, forgotten how much snow we'd had and it wasn't that long ago too! xx

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    1. If we are 'lucky' we might the opportunity to take more snow pictures on Easter Monday!

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  9. Wow you've been busy, I've never heard of French braiding, it doesn't look easy. Your work is beautiful.

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    1. It's not too hard to make a French Braid quilt; I just need to remind myself how to do it! Thank you for your kind comments.

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  10. Goodness you've been busy - and speedy! Those new quilts are fantastic :)
    I also have the French Braid book - never made one so looking forward to watching what you do.

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    1. Fancy you having that book too! If I get stuck, I know who to contact... Glad you like my quilts.

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  11. Lovely photos M. & such a lovely quilty post. I too have that braid book & also her next one, which I have used. Look forward to seeing how you get along with that particular pattern, as I really like it too. Take care.

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    1. Another person who has this book! I've no idea when I will start to make it as I've other projects I 'must' finish first! Once I start to make a quilt all other work has to stop so I plan to clear the decks first!

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