Saturday, 1 June 2019

May Furtling

Bother! a day late .... sorry! so what happened in May???
well i ran 5k and raised over 2k for race for life :-) i know that is not crafty or quilty but in a sense it is because the majority of that fundraising was done via instagram and my lovely crafty chums.
Killearn! we had a fabulous sewing day, this is the back of a quilt top made by Katy Cameron (the littlest thistle) i love the way a quilt top can look like stained glass.
Oh yes it was my turn to be queen for the siblings together sewing bee! i chose a nice simple but i think very effective block, a six inch HST made with a low volume square paired with a nine patch made of blue green yellow palette with some red etc dotted about. Love them, they are coming in thick and fast, watch next months furtle for some progress!
Wot else????? oh yes, took delivery of this little beauty! a singer featherweight. I was chatting to the ladies at Killearn saying my lightweight travel sewing machine was showing its age and what should i do about a new one. Well for a new one i got a 70 year old machine instead! how gorgeous is she. Fiona Betti she has been christened. I am loving getting to know her.
 Ahhh yes still ploughing on with this one .... It will be fab when its finished but honestly 64 NYB blocks, what was i thinking ....
 Ah of course! i met up with the lovely Elaine (greenandscratchy) at the Gillian Cooper open day in Balfron. she gave me some brilliant books and fabric for my charity quilts. Quilters are just fab.

 Mini mini bud realised that some of his new followers on IG didnt know all the family so he started a series of posts introducing them, here is anxious panda.
 !!!!!!! oh budsmam you total drama queen! and yes gin had been consumed! my last picture aged 54, not bad if i say so myself :-)
 First picture aged 55!!!! wearing my "queen for a day" birthday card from the utterly fabulous Jacky MacBeth.
 Right more introductions, Mr Lloyd the Llama hes a bit of a dude.
 OK OK i know its not crafty but it was my birthday and i do love my scoobs.
 Now this is crafty, here is scoobs picking his fabric for his fairy tale castle :-) look at that concentration!!!!
 Tres dramatique scoobs!
 And here are five of them put together. Top left was chosen by our very own Archie!

 The last one was chosen by Betti, by this time i was well in my swing of making it. Fabulous pattern by Blossom Heart quilts. I won it in the finish along so its fitting it is included in my current finish along list! Watch this space for some husbands holding quilts action soon!

Did i mention I pattern tested??? well i did! for Needle plus thread, love this pattern, so easy to put together, i will make more of these but only when it goes on an official list!
 Last but not least is my latest block for the Carolyn Forster BOM for todays quilter. I may have messed up a bit with the templates but is till love it!
See you next month! happy furtling!


  1. What a wonderful month!! Hooray for raising all that money *waves pompoms* And I'm thrilled you included it in your furtling post because, to me, that's what this whole thing is about: bringing us together and sharing the joy of community.

    How do you look so fabulous first thing on a morning? And a morning after gin was taken, too? Do you have any tips? Bathing in the morning dew, perhaps?

    I love the castles (thank you for letting us choose one!) and the ST blocks and Fiona Betti (great name!) and the NYB blocks and, well, everything else in the post! Thanks for furtling, here's hoping June is also a cracking month for you xx

    1. Thank you so much! I adore a pom pom wave 😊xxx

  2. Wow, you have been up to quite a lot. Well done!!! Beautiful quilts. Love everything you are working on. Can't wait to see at the end of June Furtling!

    1. Thank you so much, there may be some finishes in June 😁

  3. I 💖💖💖💖💖 your blog and I can just hear you saying every word! Wonderful projects as always - your prolific crafting, glamming up and romance is awesome! 😉😎

    1. Thank you so much lovely lady 😊xxx