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, 29 July 2012

Baby Mats - Finished

Here we go, then - the babies are due at the end of the month, and here we are with the mats all finished and ready!

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Thank You!

I've been keeping a special eye out for the post recently - you know how it's mostly bills and flyers - well I have been on the lookout for a very special parcel which has had to travel over 4,500 miles to get to me.  Wow!

And this week it arrived!

I was the very lucky give away winner when Paulette at Sweet P Quilting and Creations was hosting the June installment of the Christmas Quiltalong, and won this beautiful Primitive Gatherings charm pack.

Wasn't that generous?  The prints are so cute - very Chistmassy in an understated way.  I've even found a lovely design that they will work will in, so THANK YOU so much Paulette!

We had a fabulous time with you in June, and this was the absolute icing on the cake!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Christmas Quiltalong July - Pt2

Ok - so I have had some technical problems here, which has been VERY IRRITATING INDEED.

After I'd got all the routine stuff out the way yesterday morning, I spent a happy hour or so laying the blocks of QuiltSue's Festive Mystery Quilt out various different designs and taking pics of each on my camera, which I then wanted to put on the screen so I could compare and see which I wanted to go with.

But there was a problem taking the pics from the camera onto the computer which I couldn't seem to solve whatever I did.  I gave up before I chucked the damn computer through the damn window and stamped off to do other stuff.  What a day for a technical glitch - I could see you all having fun with Lynn (on the phone screen), baking and making and having a lovely time but couldn't join in.  Boo boo boo!

I was so cross that I didn't even look at the computer until late afternoon today (actually, the weather was so good for once that I was quite busy doing other stuff) but magically the glitch seems to have resolved itself, and I can make my final layout choice.

Not that I've had time to actually do much sewing, but I'm confident it will fly together now the difficult decision making is done!

I think that I'd better put a few blocks together to set in concrete my design choice before scrutinising properly how you all got on yesterday - from what I've seen so far, I just know I'll see other ways to lay the blocks out which I'll love too, and I've had quite enough dithering and inaction for one weekend! 

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Christmas Quiltalong Jul - pt1

How can it be July already?  But it is, and it is the Christmas Quiltalong today! So it's out with the Christmas music to get us in the mood, and over to the west coast of America to see Lynn at Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting.

I have decisions to make about the layout of my Festive Mystery Quilt - maybe this one - although I am not above pinching one of the other girls' designs brilliant designs, let me tell you - and then the baby mats to crack on with.

And lots of other things on the go too, today, so I'd better get going!

Frosty the Snowman...

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...well it feels cold enough anyway.  But enough of our appallingly unseasonably cool and VERY, VERY RAINY weather here in the UK, because it is the second Saturday of the month tomorrow which means that it is time for the Christmas Quiltalong! Hurrah!

So, it's all aboard the express to San Francisco where we can party on with flowers in our hair with Lynn!  She is a very talented lady who will give us a rockin' time tomorrow - and there are rumours of a giveaway and a tutorial for some very cute Christmas mittens!

I'm all of a dither as I will have to FINALLY make my mind up on the layout for my version of the QuiltSue's Festive Mystery Quilt, and then maybe I can beaver on with bindings on the baby mats - time is of the essence!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Nearly there!

Quilting finished, quilts trimmed, stripy binding cut and pieced...
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