Sunday, 29 July 2018

Indie burgh craft crawl 2018

A lovely lady on instagram commented on how coordinated we all were 😀😀😀 i hadnt noticed! This is the second year our group did the indie burgh craft crawl
 What an.epic day, 11 shops...  And we did them all! The lovely Ruth won an epic raffle prize and it looks like i.will take up knitting again! We we will see! Just so much fun in great company.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Diminish my sparkle?

Bouncing back, thats what I am good at, bouncing back! you cant keep a budsmam down, well not for long anyway! when people in your life try and diminish your sparkle you just crank it up to FULL ON MAX.
And have a glass of wine while doing it :-)

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

FAL Q3 2018 proposed finishes

 woo hoo! after the disaster that was Q2 and my blogging app not working any more I think I now have a system! Right lets kick this off.
No 1. - how cute is this hidden panda canvas fabric? its destined to be a Oslo Craft bag, fingers crossed.
No.2 - Classic meets modern quilt, all put together needs quilting and etc etc. 
 No. 3 - Swan pattern from TartanKiwi in Japanese fabrics, this is a leaving present (I'm leaving its for someone I'm leaving behind at work!)
No.4 - Bunting! a lovely lady at work asked me to do this for her daughters bedroom, how could I say no! 
No.5 - Another TartanKiwi pattern, a rather lovely horsie! needs quilted and bound etc etc. 
No.6  - how lovely is this fabric? I got it at last years festival of quilts and ive always felt guilty I haven't used it. I want to make an Emmaline bag from this.
No.7 - again  some left over charm squares, I want to make 3 bookcase mini quilts and want these to be the book spines.
No. 8 this has been on the back burner for too long, a reveille quilt for either Linus or siblings, let see what size it turns out. 
No.9 - the farmers!!!!! all squares are made I just need to fine suitable sashing so its top of the list for shopping at FOQ! 
No - 10 Ahhhhhh Neptune and the Maiden fabric! I need to turn this into a quilt using  this gorgeous super sized block from Material Girl Quilts.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Cards on the table

I dont usually post anything political but i had to mark the anti trump demo
 This man is a monster.
The walk to the demo was lovely, found a nice graveyard, I like a nice graveyard. 

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Carry on Gartmore

This is the soundtrack to Gartmore :-) yep the quilty friends reunite for another weekend of sewing drinking, blethering and general all round amazingness. Yet again i wasnt at my peak .... had a pneumonococcal vaccination on the friday and it made itself felt all weekend. I think it is a measure of the loveliness of these weekends that i still had a ball despite being fully clothed shivvering under the duvet for a couple of hours on what was one of the hottest days on record!!!!

I called this post Carry on Gartmore because there seemed to be an upping of the general levels of smuttieness :-) ach we love a good giggle :-) these are my gals, best bunch of quilty chums you could hope for, well along with the stirlingshire stitch ladies and all other quilty chums! But Gartmore weekends are special. Not only did we have rude words in the word search (extra points) but also we tried to get as many "fannies" in to my horse made with ardently Austen fabric!
gratuitous shot of gatehouse.
oh yes forgot about this. we always have a mini challenge, this time it was to use the pantone colour of the year, ultra violet. As usual mine was in liberty, im a creature of habit! using the Maker FPP by quiet play.
The lovely Ruth and I have a tradition that we make the same Tartan kiwi pattern and do a mash up of our versions. We did the horse from Juliets Animals book, i really think the mash up works well!
My finished horse, he is called Henry.
I love foundation piecing but oh the paper ripping ...

Janice, who is just the loveliest lady every brought along some photo sensitive fabric, you lay objects on it and expose it to the sun for 10 minutes then rinse out and it makes the most fantastic patterns. We each got a square to make patterns on. Below is my choice of objects on my square. Then Ruths lovely foliage selection and then mine again with my sun has got his hat on tin! We will maybe see the complete quilt at the next Gartmore.
As my back up project i took along the latest Tartankiwi bird patterns, i love these dumpy wee guys!
Oh here is Ruths prize winning entry to the mini challenge.
Did i say Janice was lovely? well she is, look what she got me!
Bye bye Gartmore, we will be back!

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Alice Caroline SOS quilt

oh dear the joys of owning little wooly/felted creatures! Budthepuppy and mini mini bud are the bestest of pals. Budthepuppy introduced mini mini bud to the joys of liberty and showed him how Budsmam was tricked into buying him a liberty jelly roll from last years festival of quilts ..... 

Mini mini bud was a bit shocked to be honest and said that perhaps a good use of the liberty jelly roll would be to make a quilt for the Alice Caroline quilt SOS for orphan children. Budthepuppy whimpered yes ....
Mini mini bud took great delight in picking out "just the right" pattern for the jelly roll. Here it is, marked carefully using one of ower speshul otter markers from the lovely Helen. A variation on a snowball four patch. We had to add in some extra bits and pieces.

We were on a bit of a deadline because Mini Mini bud was keen his quilt be in the running for the Alice Caroline display at the Festival of Quilts. So we sewed and we sewed and we put up some pictures on Instagram and blow me but didnt the loveliest Cath - Cumbrian Longarmer, say to Mini Mini Bud "send it to me and ill pretty it up for you" and boy did she ever!!!! look at this lovely quilting (the Buds chose the pattern)

Well just in time for the deadline for the Festival of quilts we got it back, we bound it and then our favrit thing ..... ower Scoobs got to do his #husbandsholdingquilts stint! He does it rather well 🌝
so here is the back

and here is the front!

can you tell im a bit excited!