It's that time again, for the Christmas Quilt Along hosted by Sue at Quilt Times. I'm a little late to the party, after some chores and taking the Teenage Diva into town for new school shoes (hair suitably pulled out!) I'm now ready to go sew at the bottom of the garden :)
I feel like I've really neglected my blog and all of you lovely readers, you know how it its ....
School holidays, Easter, Royal Wedding, May Bank Holiday, horrible lurgy thing...
... but in between all of that I extended my frame to 10' (thanks to Martha!) and managed to get this mahoooosive piece quilted for a dear friend.
I also got a little package in the mail! All the way from here!
Mmmmm, made me all Giddy!
I made a little gift for a friend, she may or may not receive it this week in the mail...
You know how the old post office advert went, 'I saw this and thought of you!'
... a ruffle! All done by hand and lots of pins!
There was plenty of cutting for bees .... these below are for the Many Jeans, we are meeting again tomorrow so I await to see how they all got on.
And the Giddy, well that got sent off to all the lovely Calendar Girls of the Brit Bee!
I can't show you my blocks, we are keeping them secret till they have all been received. Then I will give you the big reveal :)
I finally got my Double Delight quilted
Pattern is by Bonnie Hunter and was her mystery quilt for 2008, and whilst I kept up with the quilt along, I have put off quilting the top until I was more confident on my frame. Bonnie quite frequently uses the baptist fan pattern for her quilting, and whilst I love this, the limitations of working on a 9" harp makes this quite a challenge. I wanted to do a mixture of baptist fans and feathers...
Not too bad, and would definitely do this again.
As much as I have plenty of (really too many) projects on the go, I just got a hankering to start something new! I've been musing Hexagon Park over for some time, and Lynne of Lilys Quilts and I had a discussion about using Arcadia for it. Well it was time to jump in!
I've just got the pieced border to add, it's all cut and ready to go!
Speaking of that clever lady Lynne, she came up with a blinder of a pattern in celebration of the Royal Wedding. Part of the challenge was to be unafraid of colour. Not something I'm known for! lol
And sitting in my stash has been these half meter cuts of Heather Bailey Pop Garden ...
And so here is the little project, only 22" x 29" so just a little Double Fat Jack! I have a few more to go.
And whilst making the DFJ, I dug these out, just for Lynz to oggle at some more!
I MUST tell you about Judiths Giveaway on her blog Neddles and Lemons. You are going to want to go take a peek, but please don't enter, I really NEED to win! Honestly, a chance to some of the DS fabirc line that is taking the US by storm at Joannes ... if only we had them here!
And while you are there, take a good look around, especially at Judiths quilts, really, she has only been quilting for a year! Way to go Judith!