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...


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Christmas Quiltalong 2012 - Feb final part

Blimey - I'm sure it was just me, but that cutting out for the Festive Mystery quilt took FOREVER!

Did anyone else tot up the number of pieces (bet Elizabeth did!)? That is 424 squares of various sizes - and it took me from the end of 'Last Word' on Radio 4 all the way through the 'Money Programme' and all of the 'Westminster Hour'.

My back aches from all the standing up cutting, but on the plus side, I've learnt about the effect of Quantitative Easing on pension annuities; why Liberal Democrats oppose their members standing for election as Police Commissioners; and the pros and cons of the Health Service Bill which is going through the House of Lords at the moment.

And on that informed - but rather dull - note, I'm handing the Christmas Quiltalong baton across to Joanna at Needle, Thread, Happiness for the second Saturday in March - I'm looking forward to it already!


  1. You did a terrific job hosting. All I accomplished also was choosing my fabric and cutting and cutting and cutting...

  2. I never thought of cutting as being educational before! You've learnt some interesting things and you never know when they might come in useful.

    As for the cutting, yes, that's a lot of pieces. (I've never thought of counting them before) but at least it's done now.

  3. Yes, it took me a long time, too, and I'm not done yet; haven't finished the background pieces. I was listenting to an Agatha Christie audio book while cutting, but you seem to have learned a few things you can actually use in the future. Saturday was fun for me.

  4. Now that is a very productive way of keeping up with current events!

    Great job!


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