Thursday, 17 January 2008

Busy Week !


Lots gone on this week. Jason is on a funny shift pattern which means I get lots of sewing time.

First of all here is one of my blocks for Bonnies mystery quilt.


There are so many of us doing this and it is really good fun. The yahoo group that has been set up for this is great - loads of pictures and emails flying about. Bonnie has posted part 7 - the finale and that is what I plan to get started later on. Best news of the day is that she plans to do it all over again - another mystery beginning April 1st. Yippee !! I really don't know how she finds the time.

Next news is a big thankyou to Gudrun. She made a bag recently and posted a picture of it on her blog. I really fell in love with one of the fabrics she used and asked her where she bought it. Next thing I knew I got an email from Gudrun requesting my address as she had been and bought me TWO metres of the fabric. I was amazed !! How kind is that ?? She said she wanted nothing in return as I had previously sent her one of my UFO's along with some chocolate. Well I did pop a few fat quarters in the post to her anyway.

The fabric arrived this week along with a fantastic little sewing kit in a tin. I love it !! Here they are -


I am delighted - it was such a lovely thing to do. Thanks Gudrun xx

Renember that funny little snowman block in my last post ? Well he turned into this for the 4seasons quilt swap -



Now I'm not sure about this ! Funny little quilt isn't it ? This is the first time I've done this swap and although I enjoyed making it I'm not sure about the end product !! Not quite convinced it's good enough to be honest but once the snowman was made it took on a life of it's own - lol !! I hope the new owner will like it...... Jason was laughing his head off at me trying to make Mrs Frosty look feminine as opposed to a snowman in a pink hat. I even gave her eyelashes and some beads. Just need to pop a label on the back and away it goes.

I've also been doing some knitting. My friends daughter had her baby this week - a bouncing baby girl ( nearly 9 lbs ) called Carys. I am making some little cardigans for her so the needles have been clacking away. The 30's stars quilt top has been layered up and I will try and get that quilted this weekend and it will be on the way to Carys asap. That will be my first one done for May Britts challenge. I have also bought some border fabric for another WISP and that one should see some progress soon.

One last thing ! You know how all us quilters are so easily distraced well listen to this. I had to phone my phone company the other day with a query and was put on hold while I was transferred to another department. I waited and waited and waited........ I idly picked up a quilting mag that was handy ( yes - they are everywhere ) and stated flicking through. Came across Pauline Adams no-waste method for flying geese. I used this method a good while ago but forgot about it. Mmmmm - interesting !! You know whats coming I'm sure - after finishing my phonecall I just had to dabble






I have a load of these fabrics that I bought from Ebay ages ago and the brain started whirring. These fabrics change colour as they run across the width. So - rainbow strippy - flying geese ?? Maybe - but NOT til after January !! You see - I can be a good girl. Are you proud of me May Britt ? lol !!

23 comments:

Linda said...

Love the colours you used in the mystery block/quilt and that snowman/snow woman quilt is adorable. I'm sure whoever receives it will be thrilled. How sweet of Gudrun to send such lovely fabric and a sewing tin, and oh those geese are so cute. My gosh you make me tired with all you've achieved.

Belvie said...

Like Linda said, I love the colors in your mystery quilt.

I think you did a very good job making the snow-woman look feminine!

Geese. I have a love-hate relationship where they are concerned. Love the look...hate sewing them. Canadian geese...love to look at them....hate having them in my yard! Since I feel this way, my kids gave me a stuffed animal for Christmas and it was a goose!!

Kristie said...

You have been so busy! I really love how your mystery quilt is turning out. I wish that I had started it, maybe I can do the one in April!

Love the new fabric and tin from Gudrun. That was such a sweet thing for her to do.

And last but not least...I love your snowWOMAN! It is sooooooo cute!
Kristie

Patti said...

I so love the colors you are using in your mystery! So very soft and feminine looking. As far as the swap quilt goes - it's perfect! Why are we quilters always so much harder on ourselves than we are on anyone else? I'd be thrilled to get thost snow people in the mail!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been busy...you mystery quilt block is very nice. Your geese are flying well.

Guðrún said...

That snowwoman is so cute with her eyelashes and beads ;) It is a great swap gift you don´t have to worry. I am so glad you liked the fabric.

Dawn said...

Oh my! I've been so busy I haven't had time to keep up! I LOVE your bonnie mystery block! And I can see why you fell in love with that fabric! Wonderful!

anne bebbington said...

I fail to see what's wrong with Mrs Snowlady - it's a very sweet Four Seasons quilt and I'm sure the recipient will be delighted :o) Like the flying geese with that subtle colour variation. And I can quite understand why you loved Gudruns fabric so much - a real sweetie

Kathy Wagner said...

Your star block is so pretty...can't wait to see how your quilt comes together.
Your snowpeople quilt is adorable!
I like how you did the border too.

Tracy said...

Your mystery quilt colors are wonderful! The star really pops.

Tamara said...

Oh your snowwoman is great. Just Love her. Wow you have been very busy in the last week. Your mystery quilt is coming along nicely and those colors are really great together.

meggie said...

Lovely colours in your mystery quilt. I have enjoyed seeing all the different colours each person chose.

Those flying geese look interesting.
Someone will love your snowman & snowwoman!

country mouse said...

I love the colors you chose for your mystery quilt. Now I really wish I would have started one. Maybe April. Also wanted to say your snowman and snowwoman are just adorable. Finally, thank you for checking out my blog. I'm new to the whole blogging thing and am excited to get new visitors since I don't belong to any rings yet. I'll make sure to check back to read up on your quilting often.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh so much lovely work here to comment on, where to start? I love the blocks you have for Bonnie's mystery quilt. This is going to be really something else to see!!! I'm excited!!! Such nice piecing you do.

Jeanne said...

Is it me? Do you have my name? I love your Four Seasons Swap Quilt. The colors and fabrics for your CC mystery quilt are wonderful, too. Aren't you glad you decided to do it?

Cheryl said...

Your mystery block's colors and combinations are great. Looking forward to seeing the top put together.

swooze said...

I love your Carolina Crossroads colorways!

Supermom said...

it's very cute

Helen in the UK said...

Your mystery colours are wonderful :)

Rose Marie said...

Love the snow people and how you incorporated those 9 patches in. Mmmmmm ..... is this gem coming to moi? Isn't Gudrun the best for sending you that fabric?

Kim said...

I would love some of the fabric that Guoron sent to you. Can you tell me the manufacturer and numbers off the salvage?

Janet said...

The flying geese look fascinating - will love to see them as they develop - interesting fabric!
Am just finishing an entirely handpieced top of strippy flying geese - queen sized!
Janet in cold and snowy Nova Scotia, Canada

Janet said...

The flying geese look fascinating - will love to see them as they develop - interesting fabric!
Am just finishing an entirely handpieced top of strippy flying geese - queen sized!
Janet in cold and snowy Nova Scotia, Canada