Friday, 28 June 2013

Finish on a Friday

In 2009 there was chatter about a ciggy quilt, why, I wondered, would anyone make a quilt about cigarettes?
Stupid me! 
Of course Siggys not Ciggys,  a quilt of signatures makes more sense. I made my blocks and posted them off, they were swapped, and these are what I got back plus a couple more from local quilty friends when the arrangement I settled on needed a few more.
This has been a UFO for such a long time, firstly because it took me ages to decide how to put them together and what to do about the inevitable blocks that were too small or squiffy then I stalled because I was short of fabric for the outer 3 inch border, I finally found it at Lady Sew and Sew at Malvern this year.
I plan to put a quilt label with a map of the location of all the block swappers.
So the question to Jane (who encouraged me to take part) is how is your siggy quilt  going?
Till next time

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Back to quilty content

Raindrops in blue for Tracey
Feathers and swirls up the plaits and piano keys in the border for Beryl

Sunday, 16 June 2013

If you don't like snakes don't look..... no really!

Well my patchwork friends here is one of the reasons I have been MIA.
I have some new friends. Can I introduce you to Angry the snake, the largest of four that have been on stage for Rugby Theatre's performance of Whistle down the wind this week.
Did I mention I have been doing props for that show?
 Anyhow, Dan has bought them to rehearsals and performances and dealt with them but on Friday I was told he would not be available for the matinee performance so I had to put on my big girl pants step up and deal with them. I was not exactly afraid of snakes I just didn't want to get up close and personal with them. As you can see by the big grin on my face this was a challenge I really enjoyed.
Angry enjoyed draping herself around my messy backstage updo.
Normal patchwork content will resume soon.