Tuesday, 21 January 2014

And the second

Thanks to Dorothy (she kindly offered to finish hand sewing the binding down) this quilt that I started as a PIPs challenge last year now has binding and is ready to go to Linus. The one lighter block really shows up much more on the camera than in real life.
Till next time Liz

Sunday, 19 January 2014


The first quilt finish of the year!
I have quilted 3 Linus quilts so far this month, this one, another one Dorothy took to finish hand sewing the binding and another waiting for binding. I have been finishing up quilt tops before starting something new and BQL have a scraptastic challenge so I have been able to tick lots of boxes with a few finishes and donate to Linus as well so a win, win situation.
I was waiting for a delivery of batting and decided to try fleece because I had some in the cupboard, a combination of fullness in the top and movement in the fleece, I am pretty sure it will be a long time before I do that again. I have been given some poly batting for the Linus quilts and it is a bit poofy for my liking and likes to shift about but I shall  persevere.
I am waiting for a few threads to be delivered now before starting a couple of lovely quilts I am looking forward to playing with.
I had a great day yesterday at Rocheberie School House Quilters, meeting old friends and new and we all came home with a lovely box of threads, fabulous.
Till next time. Liz

Friday, 10 January 2014

New year, new bag

I have admired the weekender bags I have seen on blogs lately. I wanted  to make a bag with a bit more detail than my usual shopper style bags. I certainly found it here in this bag.
I have had this remnant in my stash for ages and really liked it and was saving it for something special.The size of this bag was limited by the size of the piece of fabric I had so had to make up a pattern.  I quilted and piped almost everything including the handles and shouldn't really be surprised at how long it took to make. I don't think weekender bags are quite out of my system yet, I am hoping to make a bigger one.
I have been continuing to make progress on UFO's but made a list and was a little alarmed when it almost filled an A4 page, most of them are little projects and workshop samples which may never be finished.