Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Just for Toni !

Toni asked where I intended to hang my lovely little quilt for the ALQS. So here you go . .




The three on the right of the picture as well as the big 30's one are made by me but the others are all made by some very talented bloggers. Aren't they all lovely ? My little sewing corner is filling up nicely. I have another to come with the 4seasons swap and then I'm hoping for some more swaps. Making these is very addictive. When signing up for the swaps my partners probably groan as I give NO preferences whatsoever. This is because I just love the complete surprise of what my partner has made me. I am not difficult to please and I am not fussy ( I tell my DH that's how he got to marry me - LOL !!! )

I have been working on my Summer quilt for this latest swap but have made a boo-boo ! As I was working on it something was nagging at me in the back of my mind. Eventually the light bulb went on and I decided to check the email with my partners preferences. DUH ! The only colour my partner does not like is in the quilt. Not a huge lot of it but enough ! I have hummed and hawed and decided that if my partner dislikes the colour enough to list it then I should take notice. So onto plan B. I have another idea and have picked out fabrics and will start hopefully tomorrow. Good job these quilts are small. Honestly I don't know where I keep my brain sometimes.

My very clever daughter passed her driving test last week - Well done Jess !! And wouldn't you know a few days later her driving instructor became a grandma for the first time to a baby boy called Ollie. Well obviously as a thankyou for getting Jess through her test this baby will now have a quilt - lol ! The emergency baby quilt I did last week would have been ideal for a girl but not a boy so I plan to do something very simple and easy. I have some fabric picked out and after getting off here I am going to get it all cut out ready to sew tomorrow. Blimey I'm going to get a lot done tomorrow - lol !

I also need to get these sent off



they are the little hats for the Save the Children campaign I talked about earlier. It only runs for another couple of months so I plan to get a few more done. All in a good cause.

I'd best get my skates on - I am off to my quilting group tonight and need to cut out some more 3D hexagons to sew while I'm there. I suppose I'd better feed the family too - lol !

Happy quilting !


22 comments:

Linda said...

Love your mini quilt corner, and my gosh you make me tired just reading what you have planned.

Anne Heidi said...

All those little quilts look wonderful! Such a great idea to hang them all together :) And all those hats, you're staying busy! Enjoy your quilt meet, and congratulations to Jess on her driverlicence!

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a lovely sewing corner! You've been busy ..... the little hats are cute and will no doubt warm a cute little head.

Karol-Ann said...

Your sewing nook looks great! Well done Jess!!! Cute hats - well done and I look forward to seeing the boy baby quilt :-)

Mad about Craft said...

Your quilt wall looks lovely.

I have now found my pattern so I can crochet a few too!

Collectincat said...

How great they all look together in your corner. I have only gotten this first one,so I have to join some more swaps to build my mini quilt collection.
I have lots of postcards, though.

Love the itty-bitty hats!

AmyB said...

Your new quilt fits perfectly -- looks made to measure ;) I want more of these, too!

Guðrún said...

Your quilt corner is beautiful. Your DH is very lucky *VBG*

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

That's a lovely corner you have there!

loulee1 said...

Great collection of little quilts. I have only one swap quilt, I'll have to join a couple more.

vtquilter said...

Love the idea of putting little quilts by the sewing area. They are all lovely. Congrats on the new driver in the family.

The Quilting Pirate said...

what a great collection of quilts!! And LOOK you still have space for more!!! Thanks for sharing!

The hats look precious! I wish I knew how to knit or crochet, but I don't think I have time to learn either :)

quiltingcraft said...

Congratulations to Jess. Your little corner is filling up nicely.

Anne Ida said...

What a fabulous wall!! Great display of your little quilts!

How great are those little hats! Well done!

Congrats to Jess :o)

corry said...

There is some pretty inspiration hanging above your sewing machine!

Helen in the UK said...

All the quilts in your display corner are wonderful. Although they are all different they seem to play nicely together :)

meggie said...

You are so busy! Love your quilt corner & also love the little baby hats.

OzRose said...

WOW love your quilts and colours :)
I am an avid miniature collector as well as quilter - very addictive!!

blackbearcabin said...

Love your quilt wall...you have some fabulous minis there! what fun!

tich said...

I have just come across you blog. It is absolutely great! I intend to go right back and read from the beginning. Where can I get a copy of the crochet hats? I fancy making some, but there was no copy on Save the Children website. Great site. Thanks for sharing.
tich

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love those cute little baby hats. And all of your little quilts. zzznwgy

kittycatstars said...

I love your little hats, I make them for save the children also, can you share the pattern?