I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 61, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 23. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

BIRDS IN THE AIR

BLOCK # 9    BIRDS IN THE AIR
CIVIL WAR QUILT

I have finally made the block for this week....  Birds in the Air.   Now, this should have been a very straightforward block but OH NO!    NOT FOR ME!   It took me three attempts before I was happy!  I just could not get it to come out at the correct size.  I tweaked the measurements just a little and this block is the result.

MY TWEAKING....

My HST'S which form the Birds in the Air are pieced at 3 1/8" and I used "scant"  1/4" seams.  My block is just a tad under
8 1/2" pieced   (8" finished)

MUG RUGS RECEIVED....

I received my two Mug Rugs last week and forgot to take a pic of the little parcel - which is a shame as there was chocolate involved!!  Mmmmmm... sorry, no piccy of the choccy!  Tina from Canada also sent me a lovely ID tag which I have put on my  Rotary Cutter.

Mug Rugs from
quiltingtina
Thank You Tina - I love them!

Time for a cuppa!

Happy Sewing!!


6 comments :

  1. Love your square and mug rugs...

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  2. Your block looks great! It's funny but the Cotton Boll block gave me fits & I consider myself fairly experienced. We are working with some odd measurements in this series - but that is part of the fun & challenge. Our sister quilters in the 1800's sure didn't have all the tools we do! :o)

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  3. I love this era style of quilting and as always- yours is perfect!

    Love you! Glenda

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  4. The block is beautiful - I love the colors.
    Lillian

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  5. You do beautiful work!
    Micki

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  6. Hi Helen.. I love your Civil War blocks! MAKES ME FEEL LIKE JOINING IN. By pure coincidence I bought a layer cake, charm pack and JR last year at the Newcastle quilt show in the Civil War Homefront range. Have made a double and single bed top , need to be quilted. Just loved the fabrics. Can't wait to see your end result. Are you using any fabric or a Civil War range?

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