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Hi Guys - Welcome to Lammy's World of Quilting & Satchels. I'll update my blog with info from the World of Lammy as often as I can, so drop in for news about my latest quilting projects and to see my One-Off! Satchels that I'm working on or have completed. HAPPY BLOGGING! Lammy with love X

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My own B&W in the making.....

Hi All,
After making my daughter's B&W quilt, I wanted one of my own. I found this block design and have now completed the quilt top ready for layering. I really love the effect it gives of the interlocking blocks throughout, and I can't wait to start echo-quilting it.
Lammy with Love X

Sunday, September 20, 2009

My Colourful Batik Quilt

Hi All,

This quilt has attracted some interest for the pattern, so I'm going to add the pattern here. I don't know the official name of the pattern but I saw the picture of the quilt in a quilting magazine many, many years ago and kept it as I loved the design. I've coloured in the sample to show how the colourways alternate, Eg. one square has purple in the centre and lime on the outer pieces of the block; and the other has lime in the centre and purple on the outer pieces. To make it easier to track, I used the same colour (yellow) for one direction of the chevron/arrow on my quilt.
The pattern in 3rd pic above is a square - place the point in one corner (ie. the bottom left) and take your line on graph paper to exactly the middle of the square, for example in a 6 inch square, the line would meet at 3 ins on the sides. So the pattern consists of 2 pieces, the centre is pattern 1 and you cut one and the outer is pattern 2 and you cut 2. (Please also remember to add your 1/4 in seam allowance around all edges).
Hope I haven't made it too confusing...let me know if any problems and I'll do my best to help.
Lammy with Love x

Postcard Swap

This is the lovely 'Hearts' theme postcard I received from Francoise. It has a small canvas embroidered heart in the centre. Thanks Francoise, it is great.
Lammy with Love x

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Back to work!

Hi All,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my grandaughter Jet-Leoni...A big 6 yesterday Yeh! She's been so difficult to buy for so I let her choose this year. She had a lovely day at school and got loads of, (as she calls it) soooo coooool presents! A Batman suit was a big hit with her! Haha! She's a tomboy and has never taken to dolls and prams etc. so you can see our problem when we have to think of something. Dreading Christmas as we'll all be struggling again for her presents. But she's a happy girl and has more presents to get today.

I worked 44 hrs this week (10 more than I should) as we're really busy and I'm exhausted but when things settle back down I will hopefully have Tuesday off as I'm needed to work Wednesdays...
so BAD NEWS! (NN & Jan) no more foraging trips to the market for fabrics on a Wednesday....
but GOOD NEWS! I'll still be checking for new fabrics we don't have on Saturdays...wahey!!!!!
no real change there then..........

Due to work being mega-busy, I haven't had much time to PP or do any quilting since I went back. I'm glad I got a fair bit done in the summer break and will have to get used to just having Sunday to rest & quilt. I still owe a PC to Angela F which I will have to focus on and I've agreed to join in the Block for one 2012 Olympics Quilt project we are doing on PP which is good, and won't take too long to do.

I've just got to add the borders to my Black & White 'Geometric' quilt top and still need to finish the Soldier quilt top as well.

I haven't started my hand appliqued quilt yet as I'm practicing on getting the curved stems to lie flat so I won't have to keep doing 'rippit' stitch. I have a bias tape making tool that works really well and my practice of getting the applique to lie flat is improving ...but any advice on this would be appreciated. As it's a long-term project, I'm in no rush to start this until I'm confident I can do it justice as the whole quilt top is covered in stems and off-shoot stems.

That's all for now...off out to see the birthday girl.
Lammy with Love XXX

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My colourful Batik

Hi All

This is the quilt that I made from hand-dyed Batik fabrics. I have bordered it with some lovely fabric I bought from Abakhan's in Liverpool as I love the combination. All basted and ready to quilt now so just need time..............and it is a keeper!
Lammy with love XXXX

PP Ice Cream Strip Swap

This is the quilt top thus far....maybe another border to expand it to single quilt size but not sure at the moment....

This is the swap of 14 strips of Ice Cream themed fabric with PP quilt site members. Each strip was approx. 42"/44" long by 2½" deep. I added white fabric and pink with tiny white spots as a border.
Lammy with Love x

Quilt top going to new home...

Log Cabin quilt top for Sis-in-Law, C.
Made approx. 20 years ago so I can't wait to see this finished and being used...it's been a long time coming, and I know it's gone to a good home C....
Lammy with Love xxxx

Summer Break's over....

Hi All
Well I'm back at work now after a long summer break and it's so busy....getting everyone settled in and organised. My decking project has begun again now that K & A and kiddies are settled into new home. Will post pics when finished as only half-decked at moment....watch this space...............!

I had a really nice break and was able to start and finish my daughter & partner's quilt; make a quilt top from a Ice-cream themed PP Strip Swap; sandwich and baste my 'huge' Batik quilt and almost finished my own Black'nWhite geometric quilt top. I also made my youngest granddaughter a HaaHoo cushion for her new bedroom which she loves.
I will post photos of the ones not already shown after this posting.

Last night my sis B Skyped me and I talked to my brother C and sis-in-law (SIL) C for the first time in many years. I have decided to give SIL, C my Log Cabin quilt top as she likes it and will make good use of it for a throw....but she have to finish it first....hahahaha...she's happy to do it so it will go to a good home and after waiting for approx 20 years to be finished...I know I'll never do it. Can't wait to see it complete!

Lammy with Love XXX