Saturday, 15 September 2007

Playing catch-up !

Loads of sewing done this week but nothing at all quilty I'm sad to say. As everyone went back to school, college and work I have had plenty of time to myself this week and so I got ORGANISED. As I work from home - you can imagine the distractions of 3 other people sharing the house so while it was all quiet I got some work done for customers and out of the way.



I have altered trousers, shirts and made curtains all week and I'm pleased to say it's nearly all done. Just one jacket to adjust and I'm a free woman ! Sometimes I have a lot of work to do and other times I'm quiet. It just seems that it all comes at once and then I get myself a bit stressed trying to get it all out of the way. I would prefer a steady stream of jobs but that's not usually how it happens - still beggars can't be choosers - lol !!



I did actually finish the baby sisters choice quilt - all quilted and bound and away to it's new home. Apparently Jenny (my mum's hairdresser) was delighted with it so that was good. I used hobbs wool wadding and it was so cuddly. I hope baby Chloe will love it as she gets older.



Here are pictures.



I only did very simple straight line quilting as to be honest I was a bit pushed for time but seeing as all I do is quilt in the ditch and meandering that was fine - lol ! One of these days I will try to broaden my machine quilting horizons but for now it works for me. I'm far more of a piecer than a quilter. I do like a bit of hand quilting except it frustrates me a bit on how slow it goes.



So that's my week. Oh I did make a few more of those funny zig-zag blocks to use up some of my bigger scraps. You know sometimes that some of your scrap pieces seem to be hanging around forever and you are sick of the sight of them. Well I'm planning to use up some of THOSE bits to get rid. My friend Sue has a birthday soon so this may end up as a quilt for her - who knows. Depends how the wind takes me :-)



Thanks for all the good wishes for Jason on starting his new job. He was really surprised by all the lovely comments. So far he's getting on really well - thank goodness.



Last here is a photo of 2 of my 3 cats. This is Kasper (grey) and Tizer (tabby). They are only young and when they get together are quite naughty but such good fun. Tizer will only ever stay in our garden when it's sunny but Kasper is a bit braver and ventures out to the field at the back of our house.

14 comments:

joyce said...

The baby quilt is very cute. I'm sure she'll love it to death. I also prefer piecing to quilting so meander and stitch in the ditch are my standbys too.

Libby said...

THe quilt is verrry sweet, and the quilting looks lovely! Sounds like you've been busy...!

Karol-Ann said...

The quilt looks fab - so girly and I'm sure she'll love it!! Glad to read your blog again - missed you :O)

Pam said...

It is a very pretty little baby quilt.

I am always playing "catch up" it seems -- LOL. But then what would we do if one day we were all "caught up" LOL

meggie said...

The baby quilt is lovely. Simple quilting will keep it nice & cuddly.
Your kitties look cute.

Floss said...

The baby quilt is lovely.

The cats look so cute, I'm sure thay never get into anything LOL.

Guðrún said...

Oh it is so beautiful she will love it when she grows older.

Bren said...

The baby sister's choice is wonderful..I agree with Meggie. Simple quilting is the way to go on that one.
Your kitts are too cute!!

ldahospud said...

What a beautiful little quilt! She is going to love, love, love it! I bet you had fun making it; I especially enjoy quilting when what I'm making is going to go to someone I love. Great job!

corry said...

Very sweet baby quilt, I love it!

Linda said...

The baby quilt is gorgeous Andrea, I'm sure baby will adore it. So pleased to hear your dh is enjoying his new job.

Jeanne said...

Andrea, the baby quilt looks so perfect for a little girl. It's just beautiful. She will love and cherish it. Sounds like you had a very busy and productive week. I hope you have time to do fun things now.

swooze said...

The baby quilt is wonderful! I am working on branching out in my quilting skills. Just have to step out and try new things once in awhile. I do love the structured look of the straight lines though!

Rose Marie said...

The baby quilt is sweet and SID is my style of machine quilting too!