Friday, 27 December 2013


I have spent time this month putting together blocks to make quilt tops so I can start the year with a clear conscience to start something new. I have done two tops and have made good progress on a third.
 I made stockings for my family.
 I quilted this for Dorothy, the fabrics I think are from her stash of  30's reproductions, some are really cute. I really liked the backing fabric too, lovely and soft.
 This is our gift to Miss Chaos and her boyfriend. I was asked for something purple and she had been mad keen on the most revolting bright greens as a youngster so this is a rather more sophisticated colour pairing in my opinion. If you like the design I think it will be a quilt long in the new year. I have acted as a pattern tester for Lynne at Lilly quilts and will let you know when I hear more.
Unfortunately Mr Chaos has shared his cold with me so I am not expecting to be terribly productive over the next few days but I do have 14 pairs of trousers to make for Pantomime which opens on the 10th January at Rugby Theatre so they will have to take priority.
Hoping everyone has a great New Year

Monday, 9 December 2013

Something else to add to the to do list!

How cute is this?
Tutorial: English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, Hexies Part 3 | The Zen of Making
Head over to this blog if you fancy making one too.

 There is a good looking tutorial with loads if photos and a free to download pattern.

Is this really a priority this close to Christmas with no shopping done yet, probably not but ...

Till next time

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Advent barns

How cute are these little barns I found on lilysquilts blog? One available to print off and colour in for every day of advent. I have never been great at colouring in but can see the endless possibilities for todays block. Thank you Lynne.

Been busy

A couple of weeks ago Lynda and I had great fun at Rocheberie at a sit and sew day, a great time to chat and sew, what could be better.
This table topper is part of my gift for secret Santa on an online group I belong to. I quilted holly and berries in the border in red thread but it hasn't shown up in this picture.

This is also a gift for someone for Christmas but I am not going to spoil anything if I don't reveal who it is for." I just want it lightly quilted" were my instructions Eek! I took longer thinking about this quilt than actually quilting it. Eventually I just quilted arcs through the diamonds to make circles through the quilt.

 My lady liked the leaves in the border.

A simple panto through these hexagons.

And this quilt I don't think I have posted about before but was done ages ago and is still waiting to be collected, raw edge applique, lovely fabric colours and design, hours of outline quilting and McTavishing.
My next project is a quilt for a Christmas gift I had an idea in mind but I have been chosen as a pattern tester for Lynne at Lilly quilts so I will be changing my plans. I will have to read her instructions thoroughly instead of my usual look at the picture and do my own thing. Watch this space.