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, 25 August 2012

Decision on Festive Mystery Quilt, and Mmmmf mmm mmf

Right - festive mystery quilt - layout 2.  This one.

I think.

Quick!  I could change my mind at any moment, so I must get on with piecing the blocks!

Meanwhile, I  may not have shown the progress of the baby mat for L & F, but I have not been idle - it is taking shape, but given that this is a present for big sister Helen to give to her step-children, I'll not give the game away.

Shame really, as I could have done a bit of expert input on a couple of things - but never fear!

Quilt design is an inexact science, so I had a layout envisaged, but as I started to piece, I saw that what I had done was not What I Had In My Head at all, so made changes to the layout as I suit.

Perhaps the quilt has been telling me what it wants to be!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Mystery Quilt Layout and A Mystery!

Ok, I've looked at all my different layouts of the Christmas Quiltalong.

It's definitely one of these.

I think....

...and this is all I'm showing you of the baby mat that I'm making for big sister Helen to give to L & F for their baby, due later in the year.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Christmas Quiltalong - Aug Pt2

You know that everyone has been showing their Festive Mystery Quilt layouts, and how they have put together some smashing quilt tops?  And you know that although I'm a bit behind in getting the blocks sewn together, but that's OK as I have definitely decided on the final layout?

Well I have now taken a step backwards. You see, big sister Helen has been up for the weekend and I showed her the blocks, laying them out on the floor, per decided design.  

Well, before you can say 'Festive Mystery Quilt' she said, 'I wonder what it would look like if that block goes there, and that one goes that way round...hmmm...well, what if you used the border blocks as sashing instead like that...'

Ooooh...! There's a thought...!

So now I am not definitely decided on the final layout.

In other news, as they say, I have re-embroidered the labels for the baby mats, and delivered them safely to their new home at lunchtime.

And just when you thought you'd seen the last of them, big sister Helen has asked if I wouldn't mind putting another one together as her birthday present - she would like to give it as a present for her step-daughter who is expecting in the Autumn. 


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Christmas Quiltalong - Aug pt1

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Goodness me, where does the time go? It's Christmas Quiltalong Saturday, and we're all off to South Caroline to Cathi's at Shakerwood Quilts!!

I suspect that today I am going to be distracted from piecing the blocks for the Mystery Quilt - Big Sister Helen is up for the weekend, and it is a busy weekend for my other hobby.

But that will not stop me from getting at least the labels re-sewn for the baby mats such that the date is right, along with the mother's name - d'oh!  C is now home from hospital with two little bundles of joy, and I plan to pop over to see them early next week, so I can't muck about!

Right - off to run around the world and see what you're all up to...

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Good News! And .....oops!

The really lovely good news is that the baby twin boys were born yesterday, and everyone is well. Ahhh!

The less good news as far as the baby mats are concerned is twofold.

Firstly, the babies have been born in August, and the mat labels say July.

Secondly - and rather more catastrophically - it turns out that my neighbours are not L & A, but C & A and I have been calling the poor woman by a name similar to - but categorically not - hers.

Looks like I have some re-embroidery to get on with - but on the plus side, at least I found out now, and not  in a few days whilst sitting in their lounge cooing at their babies handing over the mats....how embarrassing would that be!
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