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...


Saturday, 12 May 2012

Christmas Quiltalong 2012 - May pt3

Given the excellent advice offered following my previous post, I'm sure that you will have guessed correctly the outcome of my 'shall I carry on with frustrating quilting step or drink a whacking great big gin & tonic' conundrum.

Beforehand, however, I did soldier on with another five rectangular blocks noting anew my astonishing revelation from last month that "they get easier as you do more of them, doncha' know?"

Still, this April installment has been a tricky step for me, which reminds me that three quilts and twelve months down the line I do remain a relative quilting novice, and not to get too big for my boots! 

I'll carry on tomorrow - and despite my moaning on, I've had a fabulous day, and thanks go to QuiltSue for a great design (whatever it may be!) and to Sharon for being such a brilliant host!  I'm back tomorrow to show you how I get on - and maybe I will get ready in time for the June Quiltalong!

PS I'm sure that I read that somehow gin & tonic is good for you as the quinine in the tonic mitigates against mosquito bites or something? (obviously, the fact that the last time a mosquito troubled  this neighbourhood was about 1812 is neither here nor there)


  1. One should always be prepared. You never know when the mosquitoes will invade your area. Your blocks looks great!

  2. Your blocks are wonderful ! You're definitely going to catch up!

    1. Thank you, Lesley - and you are quite right, of course, I will catch up!

  3. I am mindful of Mrs Wembley in that daft programme 'On the up":

    "Just the one" ....

    1. Ha! It doesn't say anything about the size of the one in question, does it... {g}

  4. And everything always looks better after "just the one" :) As a novice you have made some terrific quilts. Your attention to detail always shows.


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