Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year

Hoping you all have a lovely new years eve and that 2012 is going to be a good year :-) 

Friday, 30 December 2011

Christmas Sewing

I started cutting this quilt out for D on the evening of the 23rd and finished it this afternoon. It's 62 inches x 62.  It got harder work after I split my index finger open right on the tip.  If that hadn't happened I think it would have been finished a day ago.  It needs ironing but the iron is buried in a sea of brick dust  due to renovations along with everything else in the kitchen, utility and dining room......

The backing is a flannel sheet

Fabric arrived today for B's quilt so I will cut that out tomorrow.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

My 4 Day Quilt

I cut this quilt out late on Saturday night and started hand piecing it on Sunday. I made it with left over Chrimbo fabric I had and a Winter Flower Fairy backing.  It's 52 inches x 40 cos that was the size of the backing. I used a gorgeous Heirloom cotton wadding as the batting cos I had run out of the cheaper stuff. I finished it today at lunchtime. My finger tips are sore. It is now on the sofa being used as a snuggly. It's the last I am doing before Christmas unless I get chance to cut out D's quilt I am making for him. It's not likely as I need to do other things now - like sort out food and clean etc ;)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Quick and Easy Christmas

table runner ( with cats ;) )  Simple checker board hand piecing. The longest job was the hand binding cos the table is 8 foot long so it was 9 foot of runner to bind.  I was going to make matching place mats but have run out of the robin fabric and it won't get here in time to make 10 place mats.

The backing

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Autumn Quilt

Autumn lap quilt. The cats are already asleep on it. This might be it for a long time now :)

Christmas Quilt

The Christmas quilt is done.  This is my first ever contribution to this blog...must make more effort :)