Friday, 14 December 2007

Hurray !!

Yippee - we have internet !! I've been very grumpy without blogging for the last 3 days. I literally had to twist Jasons arm behind his back the other day to let me post about my SSCS gift. Honestly he picks his times to decide to fiddle about with things. He is a PC technician and as such we have 7 computers connected together on a network. He also has one as a server and he decided to upgrade the software on this. So thats why we've been without internet !!

Anyway, after only 3 days away from Blogland I feel very behind and need to catch up. Thanks to all who emailed with concern about my missing gift. I am SOOO glad it turned up. Could you imagine the disappointment if the good old Post Office had lost it. Doesn't bear thinking about !! As I previously mentioned I had no intention of waiting til Christmas to open my pressie - just don't have the patience. So open it I did. I will post photos in the next few days but I will just say I am delighted with what I received. Absolutely wonderful !! I have sent an email to thank Jeanne and I know she was as anxious as me when the parcel appearred to be mislaid. I am wondering if I am the only naughty blogger to open my gift early - surely not lol !! Anyone feel the need to confess alongside of me ????


Well my 30's stars got a bit of work and turned into this



Do you like the border fabric ?



I got this from my fabric warehouse on Sale night for 89 pence a metre. It is not a 30's print but I decided it would work well as the colours are very similar. I love the way it shades from one colour to the next and I love how it looks on the quilt.





Next on my list was to make a knitting bag for my sister. The plan was to make a nice quilted bag and fill it with different balls of wool. If you have read my blog for a while you may remember that my quilts always turn out bigger than I anticipated. Well same thing happened here . Never mind fitting in a few balls of wool - you could have fitted in the actual sheep - lol !!! Don't quite know what I was thinking of. I must plan before I go charging in. So change of plan - these blocks were re-jigged and will now become a small quilt for a friends little girl. This is halfway quilted in this picture. Now I really need to make that knitting bag.... Time is running out but I work best under pressure. However it is looking unlikely that Patrick will get his quillow this Christmas. I have a ton of present shopping still to do as well as loads of other stuff.



Nice to be back and have a lovely weekend.

19 comments:

Vicki W said...

I lvoe your star quilt and the border is just perfect.

Linda said...

I just love your star quilt, would you like my address so you can send it to me....lol.... Had a good giggle over the knitting bag,seeing that sheep in the bag, too funny.

joyce said...

The border is absolutely perfect on your star quilt. I have the same problem with things always being bigger than I planned. Good thing our plans are not set in stone!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a lovely quilt and yes, the border is perfect - what a find!

Belém said...

Your 30's stars are stunning!

mereth said...

I don't think you could have found a better fabric to complement those stars, and cheap too!! What a bonus!
There's nothing wrong with a big knitting bag, but it is a bit worrying that you can turn the two blocks into a quilt with just a border. Get the graph paper and the tape measure out next time I suppose. And poor Patrick, the quillow would have made a lovely present but if you haven't got time he'll just have to get it whenever. If I was closer I'd offer to quilt it for you....

Wendy said...

Nice to have you back online and even better your package was found....yippee.

The quilt is just prefect...love the border fabric.

Marilyn R said...

The border fabric you have found is perfect! I don't blame you for opening up a present early. I can never wait either!

Floss said...

I think the border fabric is perfect for the star quilt. This turned out really pretty.

Angie said...

Oh, your stars quilt is just soooo lovely! And I think the border fabric is absolutely perfect!! What a find! And what a finish---just gorgeous!

Lynda said...

Yes, I love the border fabric - and the quilt itself. the border really goes well. What a lucky find!

meggie said...

So glad you got the gift safely!

Love the border on those stars, it is perfect.

Also love the 'accidental quilt'! Lucky little girl.

Rose said...

How gorgeous is that border fabric??? Just perfect for that wonderful star quilt!!!!.....had a giggle bout fitting the whole sheep in the bag!!!

Guðrún said...

Oh yes I have opened my SSCS gift, I was not going to wait, I just can´t. As always there are some new and beautiful quilts you are showing us. You are such a fast and great quilter.

katelnorth said...

Nice to have you back - and you have my sympathy - I go crazy without internet access - just had one night I couldn't get on the web and it nearly drove me crazy...

Anyway, nice quilt!

Claire said...

Its nice to know that you finally got your gift safe and sound.
This quilt is great. I think I am going to have to travel and visit this fabric shop of yours. Deals that cheap, its worth traveling.

Colleen Eskridge said...

Andrea your quilt is beautiful.I love the shaded fabric. What a bargain...especially as I recall fabric was quite high over there. What a perfect border. I too smiled over the sheep sized bag. Me too....they either end up teeny...or way big. Colleen

Pam said...

That fabric goes beautifully with the 30's quilt - is it a varegated fabric? Love it - you have a really great colour sense.

Dawn said...

Just getting a chance to catch up and wishing you a very Happy Holiday and Quilt filled New Year!