Friday, 23 June 2017

Fussy cut quilt

Another tick on the FAL Q2 list! Next up in my insane rush to get all posts done for the next FAL linky is the fussy cut quilt. I've been in this swap for a gazillion years, lovely swap. At the end of each year I take the 12x12 blocks and put them together for a linus quilt. So here it is backed in snuggle fleece all bright and perky ready for new home.

Monday, 19 June 2017


When we were in Verona we thought we would take a day trip to Venice, I don't know if we were tired or what but at the time we were a bit - meh.
I look back on some of these pictures and think -wow!! So maybe we will go back, we did enjoy it but I think it was just the proliferation of luxury shops which was a bit overwhelming, or maybe underwhelming! The basilica was beautiful and I enjoyed the dungeons in the doges palace, the main body of the doges palace was a bit samey, but the prison below was really spooky and very atmospheric. Anyway these are just parked here to remind me of the day, and no i didn't go in the gondola!

2nd heart quilt

Oh yes this is the start of the mad rush of posts for the next linky for the FAL 2017! ticking this off the FAL Q2 list!  When I made the heart quilt for the nice lady at the rural I made extra blocks so she could pick the ones she liked best. I knew I could make good use of the left overs in a linus quilt, so voila! Backed in snugly fleece all ready for nice new home.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Heart quilt

First finish!! Phew! I was under pressure with this one, it was for the first granddaughter of a lovely lady from the Rural. The pattern is from two for one jelly rolls by Pam and Nicky Lintott, I loved making it even though I had to do some major reconstructive surgery on it ...

Whoah yea I had to take out a corner triangle after it had been quilted, I got slap happy with the seam ripper ...
Never mind, it's done, the rural lady is over the moon with it and I can tick tick tick it off my FAL Q2 list!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Pot holder!

As part of the EMGQ we took part in a pot holder swap with the borders moder quilt guild. I took a heart I had made at the @tartankiwi workshop and turned it into the top, some far far away provided the backing et voila! I love the crinkly sound of heat proof wadding and this time I managed a hanging loop! Go me!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Oranges lemons and pineapple

ticking off the FAL Q2 list! Ok so I'm in the rural, the Scottish woman's (rural) institute, we are not allowed to use rural any more, well hey, for me it's been the rural for the past *cough* 50 odd years so the rural it remains!! Aw Right? So ma main man Evelyn, "housewife and handicrafts convneor" says to me, Budsmam we need a placemat on the theme of oranges and lemons for the Annual show, fret not says I, I'm yer woman! My creative juices started flowing and I thought pineapples!! How post modern ... Let's do oranges and lemons in a pineapple block!

I adore foundation piecing, and love the opportunity to revisit the pineapple block, thank you the Rural 😊 
And another finish for the finish along!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Verona giusti gardens

Did you ever just have a perfect day?? Just out of the blue you turn a corner and bang, there is the most beautiful place ever? That happened in Verona, we went out for a walk on our last day there and turned a corner to this ... The Guisti Gardens, seven euros each to get in, bargain! We walked and breathed and took in the views. A gorgeous beautiful day.