Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter stitching

Happy Easter! It has been really nice to have a couple of days off work after a very hectic period.
I have managed to finish my first item off my FAL list already:

I have a lot of cushions in my house so I think this one will head off to my etsy shop

I am working on my 2nd finish. I got my hipbee quilt all basted

And I started hand quilting it last night, I much prefer hand quilting. I decided to follow the large off point squares made by the black

It has ended up giving it a great pattern of squares. The weather today isn't meant to be great so I will probably get more of this done. And maybe some more of these too

My newest project, log cabins made with 1.5" strips. Its going to take a while!
Enjoy your day

Thursday, 10 April 2014


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


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!