It was as if it were made for them 😊
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Ive been feeling since january that i am emerging from self imposed solitude. The end of last year was brutal in many ways i gradually stopped doing things while i adjusted to the medication. I stopped the quilt guild the rural even going to the pictures. Then the end of the year was just tragic. But this can only go on for so long, i need to reconnect, its hard though, you go back and people are talking about stuff you know nothing about, you feel out of place. I totally stuffed up the rural raffle! But people are kind and make allowances and life as they say goes on. So i need to make plans! I can and should make plans so lets make nice ones! Lets see how much money i can save for a huge big blow out at the festival of quilts 😊. I loved book tokens when i was a kid. I would agonise over what to buy with them, it was my perfect present.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
I need another project like i need a hole in the head! But i loved the layout of this quilt so in i jump. The first two blocks came together nicely.
Im using mostly my collection of dashwood studios fabric with some low volume thrown in for good measure.
I think the bright and cheery fabrics are my attempt to ignore the grey and snow outside!
Sunday, 14 January 2018
Blimey the link up is not even finished for Q1 and i have my first finish!! This was number 8 on my list and a late addition as i hate odd numbers and wanted another project to make it an even numbered list! I did worry this was going to be really complicated, the instructions took quite a few readings before they set in. The pattern is the triple pouch from the book, “stitched sewing organisers” by Aneela Hoey. I would thouroughly recommend it, great selection of things to make in there. I was aiming to use s mini charm pack of Janet Clare fabric but also needed a charm pack to add into the mix, my fault not the patterns i hasten to add!
Sunday, 7 January 2018
Eyes down for No. 1 on the list 😊 I have wanted to make something from Tartan kiwis book ever since I got it, so the peacock in Japanese sparkly fabrics it is!
No.2 I am so excited about. I thought I would have to give up hand stitching due to rheumatoid arthritis but the meds I'm on mean I can still do bits. So I can take up my Pretty Little Italy X stitch by satsuma street again. So chuffed about this.
No. 3 the mahoosive Liberty quilt, I am in the process of making 144 flying geese but once that's done its only three more simple borders for this one.
No. 5 these fabrics are destined for a baby quilt, its due in may so i had better get a wiggle on! Im thinking 8 inch economy blocks, bit of fussy cutting with these cuties.
No. 6 I bought a FQ bundle of Neptune and the maiden but could never think what to do with these insane big repeats until I saw this Amy Butler pattern, let's see how this works out.
No. 7 Funnily enough this pattern by Lynne Goldsworthy was done with Neptune and the maiden but I have these lovely koi carp fabrics and big florals I would like to use these on.
Tuesday, 2 January 2018
So 2018 wotcha got in store for us then? I could look back at 2017 and see only the bad stuff and boy was there some monumental bad stuff. But through this blog I can remember the good stuff and that's always best I think.
So let's all have some fun 😊.