This past week has rushed by, so fast I don’t know whether I am coming or going.
I have been selling things on Ebay to try to make room. If you’d like to buy any embroidery yarns, patchwork and quilting items, knitting yarns, and games follow this link. (You may have to copy and paste.)
This past weekend we went back to Hatton Country World http://hattonworld.com/ for the Christmas Food Fayre. What can I say other than we’ll be okay for drink over the festivities!
We also called in to Wyndleys Garden Centre on the way home. They don’t have their own website (strange in this day and age) but here is a guide
It has certainly improved since our last visit some years ago, having a much better selection of gifts, Christmas items and of course plants, we will be going back to pick our yearly Christmas decorations. This is a family tradition, each member of the family gets to pick a new tree decoration every year, we now have a variety of different items on our trees! When we decorate for Christmas we have at least 6 trees in the house, this year I have managed to get agreement that we will be lighting the tree right outside our front door. Yeah! I bought the solar lights a couple of weeks ago. My neighbour already has her house decorated and lit up, she and I have had discussions on when we should put ours up, sadly my big son is a Grinch only wanting to talk about and be involved in celebrations from Christmas Eve until Boxing day (26th) Bah humbug! Our decorations will be going up on 30th Novemeber -son you have been warned!
This weeks quilt idea:- Overlap
This quilt can be made in two ways- flying geese or squares on-point.
The following information relates to the flying geese version.
The quilt layout:- Layout flying geese overlap which measures approx 72″ by 81″, of course by adding columns and/or rows the quilt can be made larger or remove them to make it smaller. Changing the size of the block will also achieve this. Fabric needs will change if any of the dimensions are altered.
The block diagram
The block rotary cutting info:- Rotary cutting info for flying geese overlap.
Fabric needs in yards:- Fabric requirements in yards for flying geese overlap.
Here is the information for the squares on-point version.
As can be seen the block is a simple 9 patch, it is the placement of the fabric colours and turning the block on-point that makes the pattern for this quilt.
This link gives an indication of the fabric colour placement to assist with the pattern creation:- Layout squares on-point overlap
The fabric needs:- Fabric requirements in yards for Squares on-point.
The rotary cutting info
I have included a version of the flying geese done in various shades of one colour. Measures 48″ by 54″ I have changed the block size to 8″ by 4″
The fabric requirements are here:- Fabric for one colour flying geese overlap
The block rotary cutting info is here:- Rotary cutting info for flying geese overlap 1 colour version
And finally a square on-point version in various shades of one colour
This quilt measures 51″ by 63 1/2″ approx. The block measures 9″ as before but I have reduced the number of blocks from a layout of 6 across by 7 down to 4 across by 5 down.
The fabric needs are here:- Fabric for one colour squares on-point
the block, setting triangle and corner triangle are the same as the multi coloured version above.
If I were to make this Overlap quilt I think I would personally choose to make the flying geese version. Please let me know which you would go with.
Quilt show reminders.
21st – 24th
Knitting and Stitching Show
Until next week, thanks for visiting. x