Wednesday, 4 January 2012

On My Small Design Wall this evening.

On my design wall Jan 2012

My apologies the lightening isn’t too good at the moment.  Here are some of the projects that I’ve been working on.

New since Monday is the Jane Austen Chawton Cottage WIP.   I started these a couple of years ago.  The beautiful charm squares for the pieced blocks were kindly sent to me by Tilde.  Thank you once again Tilde :)  I finished hand piecing the little diamonds while on holiday last year.  Today I finally got around to printing out the larger diamonds using Jane Austen Inklingo collection.  I also printed out the setting triangles around the edges.  Tomorrow I will hopefully start the stitching together.  I will do this bit by machine.  I would like this baby finished by the end of the month :-D

Here is a close up:Jane Austen Chawton Cottage

I have also done a couple more of the Temecula 12 days of Christmas mini mystery.  I’m actually keeping up with this one the blocks are so simple and there’s only 3 more days left.

The little red asteriks block is from the Craftsy new BOM.  I’ve decided to make mine 6 inch finished and to use red and neutrals.

Craftsy BOM January blk 1Those seams in the centre became very bulky so it looks a bit puffy.

The Maple leaf is 6 inch finished also.  This is for a BOM on an online group of which I am a member.  Again, I’m choosing to make it smaller than the 12 inch block published.

The little cat face is crocheted.  I made it a while back and have it pinned up there, just because.  Same with the extra Leanne House embroidery block.  I think I will use this block in a little gift for someone special.   The little basket is in Jo Morton fabrics.  It was a swap on the JM Yahoo Group.  I didn’t participate but I made up one block… again, just because ;))

On my sewing table on the right I have a tray with a Dear Jane block in progress.

The magazine below my design wall is the one with the crocheted shawl pattern, which I am in the process of un-crocheting.

I also made another little house.  It is the red one.  Here is a close up of the two together:First two housesI rotary cut and machined the bottom part of and chimney area.  Freezer paper pieced the roof section. Then hand pieced the side sky pieces, where as I paper pieced all parts of the first one (top) except the side sky bits which I machine pieced on.  Not sure what I will try next, LOL..


Now I’m ready for bed!!  Gute Nacht and God Bless!



  1. Your little houses are adorable. I absolutely love your diamonds -- of course, they're pink and green! :-)

  2. Your houeses look nice. My sky is cut in half since I paper piece my blocks, your way looks very pretty. I also like the diamond quilt you work on, the colours look like spring!

  3. Love the diamonds. Can never get enough Pink/Green - lol.
    Your houses are darling. Small, but darling!
    You have so much going on. Good for you!
    I like the litle kitty hanging on your design wall. What, no bunnies?

  4. Love everything on your design wall, especially the pink and green blocks and the houses!

  5. WOW Elly i had to have a closer look at your design wall..all those yummy blocks!! oh and that sweet little crocheted kitty too! your mystery blocks are gorgeous as are your adorable little house blocks..btw i'm doing them as well and have decided to stitch them by machine, a little fiddly aren't they?? cheers, MArian

  6. Adorable little houses. I did mine with paper piecing, but the extra seam in the sky bothers me a bit. Maybe I'll try some different techniques as well.....

  7. I really like your pink and green diamond quilt. What size are the blocks? Can you tell me how I can get the pattern? Thanks for any help you can give me. Trish Clements

  8. Oooh, keep it up. Can't wait to see your Chawton Cottage :-)