Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Moving on up

Lounge rug by AndreaAMM 
I haven't posted on developments at STLT HQ for a while as there really hasn't been much to report other than the garden is slowly growing and we are progressively putting up more pictures.  But this week, we've acquired two rugs which make a huge difference to the respective rooms. This is the lounge room rug in situ. I had thought about rugs periodically but decided against buying any as there are two spotty girls around here who will just lay on them. But after seeing some inexpensive rugs in a catalogue, I suggested that Stos might have a look at a specific design for the man cave. In doing so, he noticed this one and thought it would go well in the lounge room.   I'm quite impressed with his choice;  I wouldn't have bought it as it really isn't my thing. But in this room it works really well with the furniture, the floor and also picks up the neutral tone of the blinds (the background is more beige that it appears).  And I was right about the dogs; as soon as Miss K saw the new addition, she decided to make herself comfortable on it. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Creative Space

Last weekend I finished the last block for the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild "Oh Beehave"quilt block swap. Kirsty gave use a huge amount of fabric in mainly reds and aquas, with splashes of grey, The instructions were fairly broad and scrappy was the order of the day. As she sent so much fabric, I offered to do two blocks. I was happy with both, but after looking at the pics, wish I had done one slightly differently. Of the two, this is my favourite.
Kirsty's block no. 2 by AndreaAMM

I wish I hadn't put the pale strip through the middle of this block and have told Kirsty that I would be very happy for her to change it if she doesn't like it.

Kirsty's block no. 1 by AndreaAMMI have really enjoyed my first block swap. At times it was a bit stressful, particularly before we moved back home and I had nowhere to sew. So I was running late with my projects which is very bad Bee form. But since we have been back in the house, things have been on track. But my greatest concern is the fear of mucking up someone's carefully chosen fabrics or producing something they don't like. I think you just have to trust your instinct, and if in doubt, make a practice block. 

I'm looking forward to the next Bee and am already planning my project.

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