Some time ago I made this quilt. It's called Red and White Delight from one of the first editions of Quilters Companion magazine.
A long time ago I also bought this pattern with pre printed foundation piecing squares. I think I have had it for about 15 years! When I bought it I had no idea about how to do foundation piecing, nor did I have until fairly recently after going to classes with Chris Jurd.
They are so cute! Only 3 inches square. There are 16 altogether. I think they look like sparkling glass jewels.
There are 20 pieces in each block so lots of little seams but they are lots of fun. Sewing them onto fabric instead of paper works well with the tiny pieces as you dont have to remove the backing. It gives them a bit of stability too. I'm half way there, only 8 more to go!!
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Just a quick post to show some pics of beautiful Shoal Bay which has become a favourite place of ours. We spent three nights there and enjoyed some beautiful weather.
|Sunset at Shoal Bay Beach|
We visited Box Beach yesterday, which is not far away from the town beach on the ocean. Its only small but completely unspoiled and beautiful.
We also visited Newcastle for lunch on Sunday taking the short ferry trip from Stockton over to Newcastle. It only takes a couple of minutes across the harbour. When we returned to Stockton this huge ship came through the heads. It really was enormous. These sized ships come and go all the time from Newcastle.