So I don’t know if anyone still looks over here or has me set up via a reader so I thought, I’d drop in and let you know that I have moved over to Kelly’s Knits. I’m still getting set up and comfortable but it’s starting to look pretty good 🙂
I look forward to seeing you all over there xx
I’ve currently been sewing up a storm as it is mid year break and when I was looking forward to these 4 weeks off, all I could think about was completing 3 quilts that are nearly finished and starting and finishing 1 quilt.
Well, I finished 1 quilt on 30 June, I then finished quilting another quilt Friday night which now leaves 2 to finish (binding only) which I’m sure I can quickly knock over next weekend or the one after.
So, it was with great excitement, that I allowed myself to start another quilt. I was planning on only starting Who Whoo but then I was looking at Lily’s Quilts finished LynnBobSquarePants quilt and I thought it would make the perfect Leader Ender to Who Whoo.
So 2 quilts started 🙂 I’m still going to try and finish Who Whoo by the end of July as well as the binding on the other 2. I’ve certainly made a good start so we’ll see how I go 🙂
So I’ve been a leetlelax in updating lately. But I have been very busy behind the scenes!
I’ve pushed buttons and bought more Kingdom fabric, I’ve purchased Woodland by Natalie Lymer whice I ♥ ♥ ♥.
I’ve bought a lot of fabric from Spotlight, none of which ever seemed to hit the spot 😦 I always seem to go in there with an idea in mind and I always seem to walk out feeling underwhelmed and extremely disapointed.
I’ve finished Pink Windy Days (which I’ve still got to blog), I’ve started quilting and have nearly finished Choc Coconut Ice and Galaxy of Scraps. I’ve also dropped off Kingdom and Asian Bricks to Elaine, the long armer.
The quilt above….. The one I have fallen in love with….
Well, it was actually supposed to be a Wedding Anniversary present! However, as I was putting it together I was falling more and more in love with it but as I went I was convincing myself that I could give it away. Then, I finished putting the borders on it last Wednesday 15/2/12 and when I saw it all finished I knew that it was mine and that I could never give it away.
Which was unfortunate, cause I had already told and shown my friend the work in progress! Fortnuately, she was fine when I told her that it now wasn’t going to be hers and we have now decided that she will have Choc Coconut Ice so it all worked out in the end!
Anyways, that’s about all the news I have right now. I’ll try and blog about Pink Windy Days’ finish later in the week – my first finish for 2012!
I hope you all had a good weekend 🙂
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I dragged Grandma down to Tricia’s early this morning and bought black and white homespun, backing for Asian Bricks, Made in Cherry and I also bought wadding for Made in Cherry.
When I got home I cut the black homespun up so that I could finish Made in Cherry. Unfortunately, it seems and that black is not always black 😦
Anyways, I trolled through my stash and found some black homespun that matched in a quilt kit that has the fabric for Asian Bricks in it.
I re purposed one 3.5′ strip and finished off Made in Cherry. It ends up being 60′ square so it’s quite large. I can see that I’m going to have fun (not!) quilting this eventually!
Made in Cherry (60' x 60')
From there, I started sewing Asian Bricks together. Asian Bricks is quilt kit that my Mum bought when the local quilt shop in Mount Gambier closed down. I thought that she had forgotten about it but she keeps on making comments about me finishing it in time to give it to her for her 60th Birthday – in October…..
So, knowing that this year is going to be busy (helping Dad with his business, possibly going back to uni and still working FT) and that as the quilt is (to me) a monster 83′ x 85′ it will need to go to the quilter as I certainly won’t be able to quilt it. This means that I will have to be extra organised with it to ensure that it is finished in time to give to the quilter and then give her time to get it back to me as well.
It’s coming together quickly which is good but as the 3 main bricks are 9.5′ x 16.5′ it makes it a bit hard to manuever both on the sewing machine and also on the ironing board. It will look awesome when it’s done though.
Unfortunately, my holidays have now come to an end and I’m back to work tomorrow which is a pain as it will seriously hamper my sewing time 😛 Although, I’m thinking that my credit card thinks that it is a good thing!
Anyways, it’s late (for a school night that is) and tomorrow will be an early start so I guess I better head off to catch some zzz’s.
Sweet dreams y’all 🙂