Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Look at this Kokeshi doll


I am so in LOVE with this stitchery, it will be my first!

It's from Melly's, not released yet, book, "Kaleidoscope". I truly think this is exquisite. I am so looking forward to this book, there are going to be fabulous projects in there for everyone.
Gotta go, chocolate and movie await.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday Stash #2

Saffron Craig fabrics

I receive newsletter emails from Saffron Craig, and the latest one was about selling the stock she had, to make way for new lines she would be receiving soon. I've always really liked her style, so with 30% off and free post, what was a girl to do!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poppy Love

This has just opened in my garden,
isn't it just divine.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sunday Stash #1

Having trouble resisting red
oh, and look
is that a little bit of aqua I spy!

Monday, April 6, 2009


Yes! I am shouting, I'm glad to finally have the top done, and to see it all pieced together. I love how it's turned out, but it's not destined for my bed. I'm contemplating selling it, but we'll see how the quilting goes first. If I'm not happy enough with my quilting I'll, well I don't know what I'll do at present. I've a few thoughts though. I wish I could get a better shot. The colours are not good in either picture.

I've not done a quilt this large (and it's not really a large quilt), and found moving it while I was sewing the long sashing strips, really tricky. I'm having to do something else while I mentally get ready for the quilting, I also have the back to do, I'm not concerned about that though.

So, what am I doing now? A mini wall hanging of course, with pinwheels that start off as 5" charm squares, and finish (after triming) at 3.5". Oohhh, the middle gets bulky. I did think I could do some for the Spring Swap, but it won't be flat enough to frame, so a rethink is needed for that project. No, this wall hanging is hosted by Twenty-eighth Street on Flickr, and is called Wee Wall Hanging Quilt Along, I think I'll end up doing two. I've started a scrappyish one using Kaffe Fassett and Valorie Wells fabric, but think I might like to see it in just two colours as well.

I also have three bags to make. So, timetable of projects will be:
x1 wall hanging, x1 bag, Spring Swap, x1 bag, x1 wall hanging, x1 bag.
THEN, Quilt-along back and sandwich.
THEN, quilt.

For now though, it's back to those darling little pinwheels!

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