Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Hurray!! I've done it!! My nine blocks are ready. By golly, this wasn't easy for me... precision doesn't come easy to me and I don't normally carry any white material so I had to beg, borrow and finally resorted to... not stealing!! but having to buy some 100 % cotton as everything I found seemed to have some polyester content too.
So i feel quite proud of my journey!!
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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Found a terrific tutorial in a blog yesterday http://comfortstitching.blogspot.com/  - which inspired me to play with frayed edge applique and my new machine

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

My little boys are full of flu at the moment, so when they are colouring or watching a bit of telly - I've managed to have a little sew. Today I had a crack at a present for my little bro who has everything... except a Nottingham Forest quilted tea cosy. I know he'll .... love it ????!!
Just a bit of hand stitching to do and it'll be complete. This was quilt-as-you-go method and I really enjoyed the making of it.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


After being inspired by the virtual world of quilting that is.. quilting blogs, I decided to just play around with my scraps and see what became of them - I really enjoyed it !!

Block Lotto

I eventually got around to doing some squares for the lotto - oh hec - not as easy as I thought!! My seam allowance must have been a little on the generous side to begin with, which made a whole half inch difference in the final square.
I also don't own much white fabric so I've used all mine up so far in three blocks and one of those is too small!!Back to the drawing board.....
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Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

The inspiration for my jounal quilt came from it being started on the last day of 2010, and reflecting on the past year. Although a brilliant year in many ways , it was also touched with great sadness as we lost a very young, vibrant and beautiful member of our family, who in turn left behind a young family of her own. Love, Light and Hope sustains us in these dark times and my little quilt tries to capture the colour and warmth that Hope brings.
So here it is, the first finished picture of my journal quilt which I'm going to enter into the quilt swap. I've taken more pics as I didn't realise that the design was SO open to interpretation!! Its supposed to be a candle with a flame radiating light and hope ... but hubby seems to think that it looks like a humming bird in front of a setting sun.
Tis more beautiful in real life... I promise
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