Saturday, April 2, 2011

It's Been a Long Time!

I have been really out of whack and I'm so pleased today is the day I'm back to blogging - lots of little reasons - nothing too specific, thank goodness! Very exciting news - kinda simple, yet so whimsical, it's charming! As you can see, I have received two layer cakes of Sherbet Pips, moda by Aneela Hoey. Oh, I could have fun straight away, but I need contrast fabric - maybe I can make a little start anyhow. I have been so good - I now have my 'my house in order', it's so hard for me to live being untidy and when I get that way, I just keep getting more untidy all the time. I have lots of goodies I want to play with in my sewing room, so I can do that without getting the guilts now.

Now - my Liberty Quilt - I am finding the fine lawn is not so easy to work with and what was going to be a cuddle quilt for me may now turn out to be a table topper. I have even thought about adding a knitted edge - my girls will be so unhappy, not their thing at all, they see it as very old-fashioned. Maybe I will have to get to nine blocks and leave it sit for a little while while I ponder.

I have a yearning for a 6060 Janome, I think it is - I have a 2040 Pfaff. Now I don't know if it is the Liberty fabric making it unhappy or if it is the operator's poor shoulders.
This block of The Circle Game is finished - I really do love this one! Sitting on my tush vegging out is just lovely! I must say I am less tired in the evenings these days, so quite late to bed enjoying my reading - enjoying having little lie-ins in the morning avoiding the heat of day that is still bothering us - autumn weather is predicted to come in end of next week.

My little treasures spent the night with us last night and hopefully all will be quiet tonight - hope lots of you are enjoying the weekend sewing - have fun!

23 Lovely People said ...:

Kathie said...

oh wait a few weeks and give it another go making the log cabin blocks, that would be such a beautiful quilt, it makes me want to collect those fabrics too!
hmmm maybe it is the sewing machine! LOL
your latest block for the circle game is beautiful.
Don't you just love Layer Cakes by Moda I do , enough fabric to do so much with and get the whole line for not a lot of money!
can't wait to see what you do with those!
Kathie

Julia said...

Your Liberty Quilt is looking lovely, what a shame the machine doesn't seem to like the fabric.
The Circle Game block looks interesting and colourful...nice to see you getting some sewing time..
Julia ♥

Pauline said...

Hi Lurline..welcome back to blogland.....I seem to always be in a mess..and it truly is hard to function that way..but I tidy up..then back into it I go..lol..the liberty quilt looks awesome..I know what you mean about the lawn fabrics though.. down here , we are back to nightly fires...already!!! ugh..glad to see you having fun!
cheers

Christine said...

Hi ya lovely to hear from you, love what you are working on.

Did you find your swap partner on my blog ok?
cheers
Christine

Margaret said...

Glad to hear from you -- I looooove your Liberty quilt! Too bad the lawn is hard to work with. Isn't a Pfaff a good machine? I think the knitted edge would be pretty! I love your circle game block too! The colors and fabrics in that are just wonderful -- that's true for your Liberty quilt too!

Nedra said...

The Circle block is fabulous. And I personally love the crochet edging you are working on.

JCnNC said...

I think your liberty quilt is quite wonderful. Maybe walking away from it for a spell will give you new insight on finishing. If you were to go and try that machine out, take some of the fabric scraps and try sewing them on it to see if it works any better. I always feel that it is operator error rather than machine error when mine acts up. LoL Thanks for sharing. Judy C

Barb said...

You certainly have alot of fun things going on there, that circle is amazing...is it hard?

Chookyblue...... said...

nice to see you got some time to blog..............

Kate said...

Isn't the Pips fantastic!
Love that Liberty quilt (I know I have said that before) - I think a knitted edge would be lovely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Liberty is looking lovely and can't wait to see what you do with your Sherbet Pips.
We have exactly the same sewing machine Lurline!

Ann Marie said...

Love the circle block. Are the Liberties a bit slippery? Maybe a spritz of starch would help. It looks so good so far.

soggibottom said...

Always good to see you when your our way Lurline :-)
I always love to visit and be inspired,gushing again !
:-)xxx

Linda in NC said...

Ooh, a knitted edge on the Liberty quilt would be delightful, so feminine all together.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Don't stop...it's beautiful, and I love that you may add a knitted lace border. Goodness, Lurline, you are such a talent! :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Janet said...

What lovely things you have to show Lurline. I love the log cabins a lot, have you tried lowering the pressure dial or are you convinced you need that new machine?
Love the circle block!

Belinda said...

Love the log cabin blocks Lurline...sorry fabric seems difficult, but they look FAB!
COOL circle block too!!

Sherri said...

I absolutely love the circle game block...there's just something about it!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

hi lurline...isnt' it just so nice to get your house in order...i love that, and i also like the knitted border...and ouch, i'm feeling that shoulder...take loving care with it...hugs, dzintra

Lily Boot said...

beautiful, beautiful work Lurline - I love everything in your post today. My your piecing is exquisite.

Stephanie said...

Circle Game is so pretty. I like the idea of the knitted edge around your pinwheels.

Sharon said...

Liberty fabrics handle in a completely different way from quilt fabrics. Hand quilting them can be difficult as well but the end result is worth the effort.
Remember that one person's 'old-fashioned' is another's 'vintage'.

Patricia said...

Don't give up, maybe you need to hand sew your liberty quilt (!!!) - I made a Grandmother's garden with Liberty and it was a joy to hand sew and worth the effort.
Pat