Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Thursday, 6 January 2011


I may be up for some sort of award soon, I feel – for the longest time banging on about a new hobby before actually knuckling down to it.

I am inching towards actually doing some quilting, though, I promise – & here’s what I will be doing it with.

In the foreground is a generous pile of offcuts for practising with which arrived in the post this week from a very kind Bilbo in Cumbria. She said, ‘Do ensure you "waste" all the fabric I sent you and sort out stitch quality, seam allowances and finding out how different things go together with fabric that doesn't matter!'

How lovely is that!

Above are a pile of fabric squares which colleague Rita gave me about 12 months ago when she was having one of her periodic declutters, & at the back is the jelly roll, which is where we came in, I think.

I’ve gathered some bits & bobs of material over the years, too, & I think that both the dark green & the paisley grey/brown will come in useful – maybe as backing fabrics.

So I am a step closer wielding a needle.

However, I did hit a snag today when the fraud department at Barclaycard phoned to say my card security had been ‘compromised’, & if I would chop my card up, they’ll have a new one out to me in short order.

I’ve no problem going back to a cash economy for the Sainsbury shop tomorrow, but it does mean that the order for the mat/ruler/cutter set from Creative Grids will have to wait a few days more.


  1. Hate to tell you but you don't get an award for "not starting". Y'see, quilting is much about thinking and cogitating and you've been doing that a while so in truth, you have already started.

    Pain about the c/card, has happened to M. twice and give RBS their due, they get a new card to him within 48 hours. Thank Crunchy for the software that picks up these things, shame we can't use rotary cutters on the w*nkers who do this.

  2. Nope, no award, sorry. If you could look inside any quilter's brain, you'd see it's stuffed full of projects they're thinking about but haven't actually started yet. So, welcome to the world of quilting!

  3. Hee hee, you've got the hang of it already :o)

  4. Well, I didn't know about this till Bilbo pointed me in the right direction! Welcome to the world of fabric obsession!

  5. Actually, I do have my first project in mind, (once I've sewn enough bits together to my satisfaction), so you are all right there!

    Well, Flum, I wondered when you'd get here. Along with Ali, Sue & J, you complete the set - a sort of 'four horsemen of the quilt', or something! So, no nudging each other and whispering, and no rustling of toffee papers during the performance! Ahem.

  6. Sorry to be late Hazel - I wasn't online at all on Thursday and not feeling very interested in much on Wednesday after losing one of our lovely hens.

    Caught up though eh?

    We ALWAYS judge each other and giggle - and sometimes I say things out loud that I thought I was only thinking!

  7. Whoo - sorry - NUDGE each other. (We don't judge - well, not each other anyway!)


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