Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Time flies

Well I won't bore anyone with the problems life is throwing at me and my family so I'll just move on to the nice quilty stuff.
I have a few finishes to show because although I haven't been blogging I must have been sewing ( and knitting ) as things are d.o.n.e...

First up a quilt that I seriously could not have given away if it wasn't going to a special person.  My lovely sister was 50 last week and I worked my socks off to get this done for her.


This is English Paper pieced and then appliqued to a border strip. I would have loved to hand quilt this but time was not on my side so a machine stipple in a lovely variegated thread and a scrappy binding finished it off. I think it measures about 60 by 72 inches so a good snuggle size.
I also now have a new baby niece - born 2 weeks ago and so beautiful ( of course ) I will make her a quilt in time but in the meantime I have made her these.  Two little cardis in neutral colours as they were unable to tell her the sex of the baby due to the way she was lying. And also this really groovy crochet blanket that I had a lot of fun making.
I also made a quilt for my friends little girl Charlotte - this is not the best picture as I thought I had taken one before I gave it but apparently not. This came out well and I think little Charlotte liked it better than her mum - lol ! Not sure she quite "got it"...
I also made a Granny squares top simply because I had piles of browns and tan squares lying around. I liked it when it was done but had no use for it so sold it on ebay...
I have a few more finishes to show but will do them again. And just to let you know that I haven't been THAT good I have also started some new projects. I have wanted to do something from this book for a while.
And so on Saturday afternoons ( when I normally have a nice chunk of time ) I am making little paper pieced log cabin blocks.
Which when sewn together ( after having the paper removed ) look more like this..

And if you've stayed with me this far - thanks !   I am having a bit of a de-stash.  Tell me your favourite colour and I will have a little drawing in a week or so for 4 fat quarters ( random selection ) to the winner.
I hope blogger posts this  - it has taken a while as my photos were all over the place - lol. My pc sure could do with a sort out.  Take care xxx