Thursday, 10 April 2014

Q2 FAL

So, its time to link up with Katy and declare my Q2 FAL list. Hopefully it will be more successful than Q1

First up is my Hipbees quilt

I can't wait to finish this one

I also have these to finish






So, that's 5 things to finish-no biggy right?!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Minis

You may remember that I had some fun making a few minis not so long ago.  Well, I have made some more.  This first one is my favourite

It measures 7.5" and uses lots of scraps. I found the pattern on Ritas (red pepper) blog.
I also finished off this 6" one


My little collection is starting to grow


I have made one more, but this one is for a swap.  Its 6"

I think what I like most about these is that they dont take long to do and you have a finished article. Although I think that (Willowbeck) Di's suggestion of one a week may be pushing it!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Must try harder

Way back in January I set out my FAL goals here. Can't say I was very successful...... I managed 1 out of 4

I finally managed to turn this


Into this


This poor project has been on my FAL list since the very beginning I think, I am so pleased to have finished it.

So, incomplete still are:
My Hipbee quilt

 This cushion top
And these EPPs


A pretty poor FAL. I really must do better next time!
Linking up with Katy

Sunday, 23 March 2014

A finally finished FAL

Woo hoo, I have finally finished my Ferris Wheel. I think this has been on my FAL list every quarter since the beginning!


I always knew I would love it, but I just took forever over it.  It did some hand quilting and some machine quilting



I have also been whizzing up some minis. It all started with Sheilas blocks for Bee a Brit stingy



 I loved how quick and easy they were, so decided to make some of my own. The biggest is 5.5"






I can see a lot more of these in the future




Monday, 17 March 2014

Funky Pippi

I missed making Pippi for Bee blessed the first time around, so I made sure I made one when Sarah posted the block for March


This was a lot of fun to do: I think they help to channel an 'inner you'
I also got Sheilas Bee blocks done, she is making doll quilts for her granddaughter, so these were cute to make: tiny little granny squares


And I also managed to use up some more scraps in my 'Scrumptious Spools' mini, the scraps were all 1"


I am dissapointed that the middle spool is slightly wonky, but hope my friend likes it. I popped it in the post today, so fingers crossed!

Monday, 3 March 2014

The other half

This weekend I did a little of "how the other half live"

A group of us from work went and had a day out in London, including afternoon tea at Harrods
It really was everything you would expect it to be. The sandwiches and cakes were amazing: one of these between two people! (We all took doggy bags home)
We also went to see Jersey Boys, and the went to Chinatown for supper: I still can't believe we had a huge Chinese after our Harrods tea.
This was all in aid of my friends 50th. You may remember the red granny I started last weekend, well I turned it in to this
 Which I will be gifting to her tomorrow.
Now, I could definitely get used to a life like that!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Back to work

I have enjoyed a lovely relaxing week off work and have particularly enjoyed the winter Olympics: great for sewing along to.
My friend had asked me to cover some foam cushions for her new summerhouse. She had a 4ft and a 6ft bit of foam

It was a struggle sometimes; fabric and foam don't mix very well. But I did finish it, along with 2 of the 8 cushions that she also wants

And they look great in their new home



It is her birthday next week so I thought I would add a splash of red to her room with a cushion

I just need to quilt it and get it ready for next week.
Well done to all team GB at the winter Olympics: it has been amazing to watch: I am glad I am back at work tomorrow, I won't have time to sit around and miss it all!