Friday, 25 January 2008

A couple of things finished and a little plan !

First of all I have finished a UFO - hurray. It's not an old UFO but it's done all the same. It's the 30's stars quilt I made recently which is now quilted, bound and in the home of it's new owner baby Carys. It came out lovely and so colourful and happy. I was a bit sorry to see it go. My friend Cath who is the babies nana was over the moon with it. I have asked for a photo of Carys with her quilt at some point and she has promised to get me one. I saw Cath a day or two later and she said the new parents loved it too. I have also quilted a dolls quilt ( which originally started life as a knitting bag - lol ) and that just needs binding. I want to get at least one more UFO done before the end of January and I know which one it will be - A log cabin that needs borders and quilting.


Just in the interests of research - I have made 1 block which I think I will be doing my nephews quilt with. I think it is called Paducah 9-patch. I plan to make this quilt using browns and blues of which I seem to have plenty.



At my Tuesday quilting group one of the ladies - Wendy - had made a little sewing bag featured in one of this months British magazines - Popular Patchwork. It was lovely and that was all it took. Off to shops next day for the mag and there we have it. Plenty of pockets for knick-knacks and a handy pincushion on the front.



So enjoyed making this - in fact I made two ! Heres where my little plan comes in. You see - every so often I notice my stat counter goes up quite a lot and it has got me wondering about visitors to my blog. For a long time before I started my own I was a blog addict and reads tons of them all the time. I would never comment or anything but just lurked - lol !

Anyway to get to the point I am curious about who visits and where they come from. So if you would like to win this little bag ( I will throw in a few fat quarters too ) leave a comment telling me where you're from and perhaps how long you've been reading my ramblings. Doesn't matter if you have a blog or not - as long as there is some way to contact you that is fine. Of course any of my other bloggy friends is welcome too. I will draw a name on Monday morning (28th Jan).

Have a great weekend. I am thinking about doing Bonnies mystery - Quilt As You Go to save having another big quilt top hanging around. So may try that over the next couple of days.

45 comments:

Kieny said...

The baby quilt is lovely and so is the bag! I started reading blogs in april 2007 and I think I found your blog a few months later.

Joyce said...

Love the baby quilt. The border fabric is wonderful. I have been reading your blog for quite awhile and loved your bag tutorial. I often wonder about my lurkers too. I live in Manitoba in central Canada only 2 miles North of North Dakota. It has been very very cold up here lately but milder weather is forecast for the weekend.

Ila said...

I found your blog via the Crossroads Mystery ring. I enjoy your use of color! I live in South Dakota, where it has not been quite as cold as where Joyce is, but close enough for me!

Cathi said...

I think you commented on my blog quite a while back and I've been reading your blog for inspiration ever since :)

Quilting Pirate said...

Hi Andrea! I love your blog and all your posts - I can't remember how I found you, but I've been reading for a while now!

The baby quilt came out wonderful! So did the little bag - what a cute project. Is this a magazine we can get over here in the USA?

I'm in Maryland and know you visit my blog - - it's COLD right now, I long for snow, but we haven't had much of that in several years.

Enjoy your day!

Carolyn said...

I'm not sure how long I've been reading your blog, but it's been awhile. I love your use of color and the mix of contemporary and traditional quilts you make...and that you throw in some knitting here and there! I want to know if you ever finished that striped sock from way back! :o)

I'm from Southern New Jersey, about 15 miles from Philadelphia,PA.

Linda said...

Andrea the baby quilt is just gorgeous, love the little bag, what a cute idea. Hmm not sure when I started reading your blog, but I know it was some time last year.

country mouse said...

Love the baby quilt. I make a lot of baby quilts using 30s colors myself. They are just so bright and cheery. I found your blog because you found mine and were kind enough to leave comments for me and I have been reading yours ever since. I am from Ohio and grew up near Amish country ('quilter's paradise ;D ) hence my name. Love the little bag too, thank you for being generous enough to part with one. Good luck to everyone :D

anne bebbington said...

Of course you know I visit your blog because we're always nattering away - but I love that sweet little bag so please include me in the draw

May Britt said...

What a cute litte sewingbag. I have been reading your blog for quite a while, do not know how long :) You're on my bloglines.
Love the starquilt you have made. So fresh and beautiful

Aine said...

Love your blog pictures...your use of colour. Cut out a Mary's Wedding Quilt today but it's 38 degrees, too hot to sew. I'm from Western Australia

Aine said...

Love reading your blog,mainly for the pictures, your use of colour... i'm from Western Australia, it's 38 degrees today. I cut out a Mary's Wedding quilt today but too hot to sew

tami said...

I live in the US in Maine. I can't remember exactly how long you have been in my blog reader list, but I think it was pretty close to when you started. I found you by following a link from a comment you left on someone's blog. I have commented before, but not often, I mostly lurk. You do beautiful work and I love stopping by for inspiration.

Belvie said...

I can't remember how long I've been reading your blog, but know it has been more than a year. I enjoy seeing all your projects. You do such lovely work!

I live in Missouri.... in the Kansas City metro area.

Tamara said...

OH I can't recall when I actually started reading your blog but it has been a couple of months now. I'd like to say late November or so not for sure. I know that you have stopped by my blog.

Oh the baby quilt turned out just beautiful.

I live in central Nebraska where it is just plum freezing.

mathilde said...

I found your blog yesterday, so I am very new to this. I am from Copenhagen Denmark, I only just started quilting. I ended here at your site because I like the way you juse color in your things. mathilde

gwen said...

I am from Germany and I started reading your blog and leaving comments some time last year.
I like very much your baby quilt. The colours come out very nicely.
The little bad is very cute. I would love being in the draw. Take care.

Beth said...

I cannot remember how I found you...I must have followed your link on a comment on another blog. I have been reading your blog about 2 months. I'm in Arizona where it is lovely this time of year! Lucky baby to have such a pretty bright quilt. I have 3 to make before mid-March!

Floss said...

The quilt turned out lovely. I only read blogs for about two months before staring my own, yours I found early on.

Guðrún said...

I am nut surprised that you were a little sorry to leave the quilt, it is stunning. I must have found you through another blog??? When - last year.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous baby quilt Andrea!

Was the little bag easy? I had thought I might try making one with my DD

meggie said...

Hi Andrea, I discovered your blog through Joyce when she made your bag from the tutorial.
I live in Australia, & am an expat Kiwi. It is rather warm here lately, but not as hot as we usually have in summer.
I love the Baby quilt, so pretty. That bag is just to die for! How pretty the fabric is, too.

Danetta said...

I love the quilt you made for the little one.

I found your blog about a week ago when I was looking for quilt shops in the UK. I am taking a trip there next month and wanted to check out some shops while I am there. I think this is a great idea to get people to tell a little about themselves. I am fairly new to blogging myself so I am curious about people who come to mine too.

I live in Oklahoma where the weather changes all the time. Yesterday it was 9 degrees, today in the 30's and expected to be near 70 Monday!

Kathy Wagner said...

I've been reading your blog since you joined Stashbusters ring I think. I'm over here in Ontario, Canada (freezing to death LOL!)and I always enjoy visiting your blog to see what you are up to!

Jenn said...

I've been lurking for about a month. I'm new to quilting, just took my first class today & love it so far. I'm from Pasadena in South California. I don't remember how I found yours... Maybe that means I have to many that I follow?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that cute baby quilt and your great bag. I've been reading your blog since Christmas.

Kristie said...

I just love the star quilt. It is very beautiful. The new block looks nice, great for a boy. I really like that block. The sewing pouch is great. I would love to make something like that to carry my things to guild meetings.

I have been reading your blog for several months now and just love it. I live in Kentucky from the US. Actually the place where I live is called "Top Of The World"
Kristie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a beautiful job you have done on your 30's star quilt....I live in the great land of Australia...I found you blog last year, and love visiting your blog.

Lindah said...

Hi Andrea - the baby quilt is outstanding! Love the colors. Did you paper piece the stars? I try to comment now and then on all my blogs, but I'm not sure that I have gotten to yours yet, although I have been reading it regularly for probably nearly a year. I am reading from California USA.

Made By Claire said...

Hi there, you know me. I'm in Cardiff and have been for the last 5 months. I was living in Bahrain for a few years before that. I can't remember exactly when I found your blog, but I know that I was in Bahrain. So this lurker is close too, for a little while at least. Should be going back to Bahrain in about a year or so.
I think your baby quilt is great. Any parent would be proud to snuggle their little one inside.

Pam said...

Hi Andrea
What a cute little bag -- maybe if I don't win it you should do a "cute little sewing bag tutorial" LOL

I have been reading your blog since you started blogging. I loved your first bag tutorial and made myself one. I wasn't quite like Joyce - she made many!!! I live in Vancouver Canada. It is cool today -3 and there is snow falling, which is not our usual weather.

corry said...

Hi Andrea! I love your blog and all your quiltwork. I can't remember how I found you, but I've been reading for a while now! the babyquilt is gorgeous! I love the fabrics you used and the pattern!

Norma said...

I love the baby quilt--especially the border fabric! I have been reading your blog for quite a while. I live in British Columbia, Canada. The weather here has been awful--cold with lots of snow!

Mary said...

I started reading your blog when I saw the bags on J's Quilting Blog. I have been reading since the beginning of December. I was home because of surgery and had lots of time. I live in Colorado just in the mountains, at about 8600 feet (a bit more than 2600 meters) and even though we have lots of sun, it has been cold. I love the baby quilt--the border fabric makes it fabulous, and the little sewing bag is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your quilts.

andsewtosleep said...

What a beautiful baby quilt. I love the colours. I live in Devon but come from South Wales and visit very often as my mother and brothers live there. I found your blog via a link - just can't remember which one. Mary

Sally said...

I discovered your blog in December, after I followed links to your bag tutorial. Been reading eversince. I'm in Milton Keynes England.

Becky said...

I believe I found a link to your blog on Abby Quilt's blog or perhaps Tazzie's blog as I read both of theirs. I'm in South Carolina - USA and have been lurking about your blog for about 5 months or so I belive.
Becky

Alycia said...

I like the 30's prints in that pattern. What a wonderful quilt. I am curretnly doing bonnied mystery too. I am out in Colorado.

Darcie said...

I think perhaps I've missed your drawing...but that is not the full reason for my commenting. I just love your ligh-heartedness...and that you're from Wales! *Someday* -- story of my life -- I'd love to visit that area.

I cannot even remember when I first visited your blog...but it was only because you left a sweet comment on mine first! So...you do comment!

If you look at a North American map...you'd find me in the very central. A town about 80 miles north of me is the exact center of North America.

I love your starry quilt! Happy creating, Andrea!

swooze said...

I love that quilt. What a lucky baby! I am in Texas and started reading your blog when you joined the Stashbuster webring.

Marilyn R said...

Love the baby quilt! Sweet! I don't remember how I found your blog, but I believe I have been stopping by since Aug.

Pat said...

Hi...I'm from Wisconsin and the little sewing bag is adorable. I just found your blog via Mystery Quilters ring.

starrynightquilter said...

I am so glad to find your blog!! I am a quilter in the USA....who has recently been distracted by blogs and stitchery - which are keeping me away from the sewing machine. But it is so enjoyable.
Love the little sewing bag. Do you know which month of Popular Patchwork that pattern was in? And can a single month be purchase from a back issue list?

tiktakro@yahoo.com said...

Well, just for fun , your blog is read from Romania (Europe). I love your little pouch but most of all I would love some directions ( perhaps a small tuto) for making one by myself. This also could be a nice present .
Also, still love reading your blog...day by day...

Solstitches said...

Well of course I'm months too late for the draw LOL but I came here (all the way from Spain) to look for the bag tutorial I once saw.
Distracted as ever I saw this cute little bag and wonder if you can tell me which magazine/month it was in so that I can try to get one.
Thank you! OK, back to searching for the bag.

Margaret