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 !!