Monday, 16 March 2015

Scrappy scissors

My time between blog posts seem to get longer. I have already finished a few things from my FAL list but haven't  managed to blog them yet.
However,  here is one of them:
I got my scrappy scissors all finished.  I used Katys pattern from Quilt Now and downsized.  The scraps are .5" finished and the whole thing finishes at 15 X 12
I used lots of bright scraps and just straight line quilted across. It's  already on my wall
Linking this up with Nicky and Leannes scraptastic Tuesday

Sunday, 11 January 2015

2015 FAL

It seems crazy that we are in to a 4th year of the FAL!  Once again, I am listing an unachievable list, but I live in hope.....

First up, my scrappy scissors. I started this over the Christmas break using Katys pattern which I downscaled to 1.5" pieces

I won this lovely fabric in a giveaway from Simply solids. Its gorgeous fabric and I want to make a cot quilt for my cousin who is due (fairly soon!)

My scrappy log cabin block made by me and my bee a brit stingy mates. I did actually do some work on this yesterday.

The other sock to both of these. This should new done fairly soon as I have a week off soon.  I get bored very quickly so I like to have more than one sock on the go!
My scrumptious star.  Why have I not finished this yet!!

My cushion cover - something else so close to being finished!
Let's hope there's more than 3 months to this first quarter!!
Linking up with Adrianne

Saturday, 3 January 2015

FAL Roundup

Time to review my list from last quarter......    Hmmm, not brilliant, I really thought that I had done better! 

Lets start with the successes:

1   My Orphan block got completed and sent to Helen for her sewing room wall 

2   These two socks got their twin and were gifted to my cousin and her husband

3  Table runner complete and sitting in my conservatory waiting patiently for me to put it on Etsy! (not sure that I ever blogged about this finish, so hoping this will count)

Didn't finish these :-( 

 It wasn't all no sewing though, these are what I made that weren't on my list:

 So, maybe next quarter I should finish what I started before I go on to something else!

 Linking up with Katy for the last time: thanks for all your hard work Katy


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Scraptastic wreath

Well, this proect was most definitely not on my FAL list, but I love it

My version of Jess's fabulous Christmas wreath. I downsized it and used 1.5" scraps rather than 2.5", so it's all ready to hang on the wall for Christmas now and I have managed to reduce some scraps too

I do have some FAL's to show

My little family of socks went off to their new home and were gratefully received, so that was two more ticked off the list

I am hoping to sew today, I barely seem to get time anymore, but I have things I need to finish, so fingers crossed

I am going to link up with Leanne and Nicky's scraptastic Tuesday, which opens on this coming Tuesday

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

It's a scrappy finish

I am killing two birds: I am linking to Leanne and Nicky's Scraptastic Tuesday with my 1st finish of Q4 FAL

 I finished off this scrappy happy mini over the weekend, spurred on by wanting to post it to a friend. Feels good to have a finish and feels even better to know it's in a good home

Leanne and Nicky are challenging us to use our scraps.  I used some more scraps with this months bee blessed you can see I completely stuffed up the dark one: I was busy chatting at the time

I also made some more scrappy log cabins. I am November queen bee in Bee a Brit Stingy and have asked my fellow bees to whip up a few scrappy blocks for me

Pop over to  Nicky's or  Leanne's to link up

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Last chance FAL

OK, here goes: next quarter FAL list ( it's an ambitious one) -last chance to get these done this year

This Scrumptious starburst needs quilting

Christmas hexie runner

Mini to finish

Needs the other sock!

Also in need of it's twin
Cushion cover to finish

Scrappy log cabin

Table runner to complete
Need to find a background colour and crack on

So, here goes......!  Linking up with Katy

Thursday, 2 October 2014


Well, it's time to round up my very lame 3rd quarter of the FAL: this won't take long!
Back in July I had high hopes of 5 finishes. Yeah right. I managed one!

This on the left


became this...

I have high hopes for next FAL as I have several near finishes:

So next FAL should be much more succesful