Sunday, 27 January 2013

Speedy progress.....

My feedsack quilt top is coming along nicely.

Although the pattern is made of strips on the pattern , I have achieved the same design by using the dissappearing nine patch- saves a lot of time! 


Did I really need more fabric?

Ths week has been a little bit of an indulgence.

A great backing for my square eyes quilt, and a spotty geen binding fabric!

I have gone all feed sacky again after seeing a great pattern in a very old American patchwork magazine. These repros are all moda.

These can be added to the mix from my stash.Some of these are original from a few bundles I bought on Etsy a few years ago.

And a bit of what you fancy- does you good,  so this is Flea Market Fancy  by Denise Schmidt. I added the bright orange as it went soooo well! Not sure what I am going to do with this but i would like to come up with a hand sewn project to take travelling to Norway with me  in a couple of weeks. 

The house had a good clean this morning so I am awarding myself time out for good behaviour- cutting mat here I come! 


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Seeing spots....

Well, I bit the bullet and went with the spots!

I am really happy with it.!

A mug rug in the process made from the salvages of the fabrics used .

And here is one I made earlier- finally quilted and bound! This is my first hand quilting attempt, using a lovely pattern from Moda. 

The fabrics are Mama Said Sew, and I used a charm pack plus plain white. 

What will my next project be??????


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Squares within squares....

I read Allison's Stack and Wack blog and decided to have a go. 

I wanted to use up some of my aqua stash.

Made one mistake- cut 8" squares instead of 8.5" !had to trim the squares up so they have come out at 7" 

Should I use this lovely grey " Mama said Sew" texty print for sashing?

Or should I leave the sashing but put a border round the edge? 

Or spotty sashing??

What do you think??


ps- colours in pics are poor as taken this evening- much more vibrant in daylight!

Friday, 18 January 2013

Snow place like home!

No work today due to the adverse weather :-))

Boy quilt finished for custom order.

Trying out my new snow boots and artic clothing in preparation for my trip to Norway shortly. 

Monday, 7 January 2013

square eyes squared up!

Border added-

I am really loving how the colours are so random!

I may even venture into a bigger version!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Square eyes!!

Cant stop this scrappy trip along thingy..............

colours are much better in daylight!


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Scrappytrip addiction!

Came across   Rita's scrappy tripalong at Red Pepper Quilts and thought it was a great idea to use up some strips rom a jelly roll that I had left over. 

Loving it! Amazing what you can achieve in a lunch break! I have one more block to make and will then decide which 4 to put together for a small lap quilt. 

Back to work!! xx

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year....

Christmas is over and the decorations are down. Not a single stitch has been sewn but that is about to change as I have lots of ideas for new projects.  Random images to follow......

My birthday flowers!

Offspring with Rika,visiting from Japan, at Beaulieu Motor Museum and Palace.

Christmas dinner cooked by my own fair hand. 

Room with a view- alternatively known as the Premier Inn ,Tower Bridge Rd, London. I stayed up there for 4 days while working for Crisis.

Hays Galleria for supper!

Tower Bridge at night. 

Stunning sidewalk along Tower Bridge Rd. 

Piece de resistance! - I managed to get to see the Hollwood Costume Exhibition at the V and A. IT was truly out of this world!

An iconic Knightsbridge landmark- Harrods at night. 

Home again now, house is back to normal and the decs are down. I can get stitching for 2013!

Happy New Year everyone!