Thursday, February 18, 2010

oh blimey, was it that long ago!!

I wish I could say I've been on a long cruise! But I haven't, shame! I'm afraid I've been living on the Flickr site. Watching the progress of the DQS8 quilts, and trawling through my other favourite groups, even starting one of my own!! Have I been sewing? Not as much as I'd like to have been, but here's a January photo monolouge....

January Bee Crazy Block, 16 1/2"

These two blocks went to Dana at The Old Red Co. She is now in the process of making them into quilts, which will then be auctioned by "Team Tiara", the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research. They are 12 1/2" in the photo.

And this is the Swap Till You Drop (S.T.U.D.) quilt I made for my partner. I'm very proud of it, and very much loved making it, and very pleased to have given it to Julie.

My first wonky star! Each star triangle points to it's colour 9-patch, and that is my favourite grey Kona solid, must get more!! It really seems to sit beautifully with any other colour.

This is the beauty Julie sent me in return. She was very generous with her parcel, and also sent me some fabric! The multi-coloued stripe on black in the quilt, and the binding fabric. Which has small squares of colour on black. I had never seen this fabric before, and I probably wouldn't have bought it myself. BUT.....I can see an application in a quilt for it, which I'm very excited about. No more on that yet, it's not even at the planning stage.

This also happened at the end of January, my baby boy started big school. We had a few troubling moments because. 1, he refused to go to pre-school last year (with the little kids!!), so it was spent at home with me, and of course we had our own timetable, which differed from the school's. 2, we live very close to school (literally 5 mins walk) and we have been walking to and from school with his big brother for the last two years. He knows the way Very Well. So, umm yes, we had a few teething problems with staying at school! But I can now say, because he just told me, he really likes school now! I need to acknowledge the effort his Teacher has made. IT has made ALL the difference. She is brilliant! She'll be getting a little handmade gift from me at the end of the term, I'm not waiting for the end of the year!!!

okay, that's me done for the night, I'll be back with February's finishes when I finish my DQS quilt, it's not far off. Here's a sneaky peek.

Cheerio for now then
X Mandy


Beth said...

wow, you have been busy! I love the first block, for the january bee. I would love to do tiny scrappy strips framed by charcoal kona.
Your stud quilt is so gorgeous too, I love simple patchwork blocks, but the fabrics you chose make it something special!

Anonymous said...

I love the mini quilt you sent overseas and popped over to your blog to check it out. I would love to make this quilt but bigger, could you please share the size rectangles and strips. Plse plse plse.

Maree: said...

Hello..catching up on blogs what you've been doing especially the Bee Crazy top...hope your little bloke has settled in at big school now...miss you in blogland...