A while back my nephew, Christopher asked me to make him a quilt. He is travelling to Germany by coach and wanted something to snuggle up with on the long journey. Of course I said yes - I was delighted he had asked me. I knew he was going sometime in March - oh wait - it is March already !! Still plenty of time methinks. Asked him yesterday when he was going. Saturday says he. Not THIS Saturday ??? Yes Auntie Andrea.. OK...
So I have 5 days ( today is Monday ) to come up with something. My sister said not to bother as there is not much time but he asked me and I agreed. And he is 15 years old and I was dead surprised he wanted one so I will do it.
On Saturday I was actually thinking about what I could make him - the day before I found out just how little time I had. I had a stinking headache and stayed in bed feeling nauseous and generally awful. I did get up occasionally to have drinks and organise people and at one point I got up long enough to make these...
I was planning a little idea for Christopher along these lines. I love this block but now I don't think I will have time and am going for a really simple design - possibly one of THE simplest. Rail fence. I've just cut these and after I have some soup for lunch I will have a couple of hours of sewing. If I get a good start today it will be fine.
My Carolina crossroads will have to take a back seat for a few days which works out well as I have no wadding left for the borders and can't get to the shop til Thursday anyway.
A few ladies asked for directions on the little sewing caddy in my last post and I will do that soon. You know when I started quilting and had finished my first quilt ( which is now included in my header complete with 2 of my babies ) I wondered if I would ever run out of ideas and quilts to make. Oh - how naive I was !! There just aren't enough hours in the day. I'm sure you all agree..
Here is another photo of my first quilt. I took a sampler class 5 years ago and instead of doing the 12 blocks we were supposed to I got carried away and made 30 as I wanted it for our bed. Some of the fabrics in it are a bit dodgy and I broke most rules of colour and contrast etc but I still love this quilt. And it is so warm !
Time to stop rambling and get busy. Here goes .....
One last thing - I had a lady ask for instructions for the bucket bag and she was no reply. The instructions are all on this blog - I think they are all in the June listings.
Bye for now !