Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Super Heroes, Sport and Sewing




















We had a flying visit from a Super Hero today, one never knows who you will meet in our humble home, but you have to have your camera handy for these moments never last long......

Many thanks to all those who offered suggestions regarding last week's English Paper Piecing (EPP) sewing question. A finer needle, a change of thread to Guttermann polyester as well as closer stitches has yielded a much better result - so much so that I made a replacement block with the same fabrics before moving on to more stars. I have also discovered the joy of glue basting - much quicker, neater and easier.

A little progress to report on the Musical Stairs quilt, with my girls' assistance    :)

Now for those who know our family, you will be aware of the importance placed on cricket by all our children. Tonight is the beginning of the 2013 Ashes cricket series between Australia and England so it didn't surprise me when I discovered a cake was being planned to celebrate this much anticipated event!  A pitch was made from a tiny individually baked cake with toothpicks for the stumps and a red 100's & 1000's sweet served as a cricket ball. I have just heard cheers from in front of the TV - we are bowling and have just taken our first wicket - I'm guessing the cake has now been half eaten!

Thanks for stopping by - keep an eye out for super heroes, you never know where they may be lurking....


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37 comments:

Aubrie S said...

Beautiful work and beautiful fabrics!...and what a cute super hero!

Glad to hear glue basting is helpful...just picked up some basting glue last weekend :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Green seems to be a bit of a common thread here! I love your EPP stars!

Barb Brookbank said...

Your family is bursting with creativity! Love the superhero!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What a fun mom you are! xo

Beth said...

Your super hero is so cute. The cake looks so good!

Vera said...

What a great super hero pic! Lovely projects you have in progress. Pretty combinations.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Love your star blocks and absolutely adore the super hero photos!
Amanda

Marilyn said...

That is one cute super hero, and yummy looking cake. Your EPP blocks are looking good.

georgiagirlquilts said...

Love your stars...and your Super Hero!!!

Rosemary said...

I love the positive energy in your home. The creativity, imagination and celebration that each member of your family contributes...such a gift :)

Sylvia K said...

I love your Super Hero-Heroine! And as always your posts lift the spirits!! And the cake does indeed look delicious! Hope the week is going well for all of your! Enjoy!

Rosemary said...

The way the Ashes match is proceeding, it looks as if it could all be over in 3 days - tense stuff on both sides.

Pat said...

I LOVE that Super Hero photo! Makes me smile!

That cake is adorable!

Lisa said...

Ooooooh! The colours in your EPP stars are lovely - really catching my eye. Do you have plans for these???

Filip and Kristel said...

Thta's what I call real crafts work.

Greetings,
Filip

amanda | wildly simple said...

What a fantastic super hero you have!
Our youngest has a homemade cape with his initial on it.. he loves to dress in character. And I love when he does. :)

I particularly love that soft black & white star - so pretty!

I know little about cricket, but I'm fascinated with the cake! Such creative hands live in your house!

Lucy said...

Lovely stars, especially that last one with the little houses!

Cathy said...

Those first photos of your superhero are priceless...I laughed aloud.

Your fabrics are outstanding. I especially loved the gray and white fabrics...you do no see those shades in quilts very often.

Kirsten said...

Beautiful blocks! Just love the "cricket" cake too:)

Deanne Langford said...

Super girl is just too cute!
Love the cake!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Wow - your quilts are amazing! Super cute super hero, too!

geanina said...

Lovely work and beautiful games...;)

Mirabilys said...

Your stars are beautiful, Karen, I love the tiny houses fabric ... I confess that birds, rabbits and houses are my favorites subjects :))
I love your Super Hero, how fun!
Have a nice day!

Sarah Jane said...

Lovely cake! Your children are so clever :-) I've never had an interest in cricket but I hope it goes well for them :D

Cute pics!
Sarah xo

Jennifer said...

The best kind of super heroes are the ones that everyday life discovers. I love the quilt squares and the little house fabric especially.

kulasa zen said...

your superhero is sooooo adorable!!!

hydeeannsews said...

Wonderful goings on as usual. Family life is the best. My husband and I always wonder what we are going to do once all the entertainment is grown and gone. :) I love the cake and that they did it on their own. You remind me of Jane Brocket as well as Ann Voskamp. The EPP is looking wonderful! I've heard the glue basting is a wonder. I'll have to consider it.

pattisjarrett said...

You have your very own super hero! Nice. Cute cake.

Seeing Each Day said...

Those those first two shots are so adorably amusing - especially love those closed fists to aid with the soaring through the skies. Thanks for keeping us updated with your quilts, so interesting to watch your works in progress.

Garima said...

Wow...great work!!! :)
and flying kid...funny :D

Linda R said...

Love the photo of your super hero. Made me smile.

Hugs~

Elisabeth Foodandthrift said...

I always leave your blog with a 'smile' on my face. Love your beautiful fabrics, patchwork, and always love the photos you share of your beautiful family. (smiles)

Elise Lea said...

Love the super hero! I recently went to a friend's house for dinner and they had a Jedi appear in their year and the next time I went over they had a Pirate! Love to see your house has a super hero!

Loving the progress on your blocks, I am especially drawn to that white one (and I usually am such a color person) but there is something about it that is so striking! Can't wait to see more of the EPP and the Musical stairs!

diane b said...

The stars are looking great and the cricket cake must have been a hit with the fans.

Mama Bear said...

You are just SOOOOO clever!!! Loving the creativity and fun oooozing out of your home!!
XX

Jeanne said...

Your super hero looks as if she really has flying down very well! She is always soooooo cute, even when she is not flying!!!!

TheChieftess said...

Super Girl flies again!!!

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