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!

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!