Tuesday, 1 December 2009

A few finishes

After 7 years of quilting and I don't know how many finished quilts my DH Jason finally has his own. I started this a while back when we knew we were in a recession and I laughingly named it Jason's Credit Crunch quilt as I told him he would have to wrap up in this instead of us having the heating on - lol !!! The time I took the poor man would have froze to death if that was the case :-(


Anyway all done and although I wanted to get a photo of him with it finished it seems now is the time for his business to take off and I can never catch him when the light is good. So here it is draped on my sofa - not the best picture.


This is the first quilt done on my new machine and I found it much better having the extra space under the arm. Had a few issues with thread snapping at first but after some new needles and much adjusting of tension it is fine.




It is backed with polar fleece and the piece I bought was just slightly too small so had to trim the second black print border to fit. Actually one side out of the 4 is an inch smaller but no-one has noticed so I will keep quiet about it. Jason is very pleased with it and will now stop muttering that everyone has a quilt except him - lol !


I've also been doing some knitting. I was a knitter long before I ever quilted - my Mum and Nana were great knitters and my sister and I were taught at a very early age. Maureen was 4 and I was 6. I bought a knitting magazine a couple of weeks ago as it caught my eye and have made a few things.



These are pressies - I love the pink hat - I have bought more wool to make myself one only in blue.


And I haven't actually bought much fabric lately but fancied these last week - must be a seasonal thing. Although there is no chance of anything being done with them soon. Hopefully I will have another finish in a few days - I am working on another quilt.




And we are drawing the winning number for the raffle tonight. I have bought a book of raffle tickets as I thought it was fairer than having some-one pick a random number. If you have requested tickets and have not paid there are about 3 or so hours left. If anyone happens to pay after we have chosen I will refund your money. If you are in the draw look out for an email if you are the winner. Good luck xxxx

16 comments:

A Time for Stitching said...

The quilt looks great and well done on finishing it. I can't believe how many you get done. I haven't finished one yet. I love the cable edge on the red hat too and am on the edge of my seat for the draw. I hope you raised enough for the trip. Fingers crossed. Teresa x

Gail said...

Lucky Jason! Every time he wraps up he'll feel loved. Love the knitting as well, I keep hoping to get back into it. You are such an inspiration with all your finishes--I need to just get moving on something again.

wonderwoman said...

your quilt looks brilliant and so does the red hat - its gorgeous!

xx

LC said...

You have been busy and what nice results. The knitting is as comfy looking as the quilt!

Gene Black said...

I love Jason's quilt. Maybe I will win a Welsh Quilt of my very own! Good luck to everyone who entered.

Chookyblue...... said...

great quilt for Jason........lucky he hasnn't frozen to death in the mean time.........love the flying geese...........

Calidore said...

Ohh you have been busy. Love the quilt - DH must be very happy. Also love the red hat - simply stunning. Well done on your knitting.

Rhonda said...

What a great quilt. I love all those flying geese!!!!!!

JudyL said...

Love your mittens and caps. Did you use a pattern for the mittens? I've been wanting to try to make some.

Vicki W said...

That's a great quilt! I love the bright scrappy look.

Guðrún said...

The quilt looks gorgeous as all your quilts do. I hope Jason is getting warmer.

Gina said...

Fabulous quilt.

Please apologise to Jess for me. It's taken me this long to find my cheque book. A little contribution from this part of Wales will be going out 1st class tomorrow

Love and hugs Gina xxx

julieQ said...

I have never seen that quilt pattern, it is original and wonderful! I bet your son loves it...credit crunch quilting!! Love that!

jindiscottage said...

Wow Andrea - Jason's quilt is fantastic. Love the way you've used the flying geese in your design. Cute hats too.

Violette Severin said...

I love that quilt! It's an interesting variation for the flying geese pattern.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your quilt looks wonderful! And I see you got a new machine! What a lot of fun! Guess it has been awhile since I"ve had time to visit!