Friday, 18 December 2015


It seems like a long time since I posted an update on my Millefiore project, mainly because it has stalled out!

I have arranged my finished blocks how they will be set in the actual layout and you can see from the next photo where 6 will go. I think my design wall will be just big enough to hold all the completed blocks.

I only have two more units to assemble then I can put 6 together, then I am going to assess where I need to balance out the colours as I move through the final (and smaller!) units

But first I must finish one last Christmas knitting project, hubby's socks!
Have a great final pre-Christmas weekend!

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Sunday, 13 December 2015


At the risk of jinxing myself, I am pretty much ready for Christmas,
what to do, what to do??

Well, I decided it was time to replace the nearly 15 year old Christmas placemats.

So I went through my stash of Christmas bits and found some fat eights left over from a quilt I made for the Festival of Trees a couple of years ago, a couple of half meters from Stamping Up from at least 5 years ago, some batting scraps and a free pattern from Craftsy.

Sliced some varying widths off the fat eights, layered up my backing and batting and started quilting as I go! Don't have enough of any one fabric for the backgrounds so they will be mix and match! 
The middle picture has been quilted and trimmed but not bound as I will decided that once they are all done.
My plan is to have four completed to host our friends for Christmas dinner. Heaven knows there is enough fabric for many more...........................

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Friday Finishes on Saturday

Always a day late and a dollar short!
But I have actually finished some quilts!
With our daylight being so short it has been hard to find someone to hold my quilts up for outside shots. The day wasn't as bright as I hoped but here they are none the less

This is a kit I bought a few years ago, it has been finished and sandwiched since this time last year.
It does not have a home yet, but the right recipient always comes along at some point

A jelly roll race  quilt I made from the left over strips of another quilt and will be a charity quilt next year from my Thursday quilting group's project.

Now I am off to sew with my guild group for the day!
Hope to get Millefiore block 6 finished today

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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Throwback Thursday

Seeing as I missed Work in Progress Wednesday, I thought I would bring you Throw Back Thursday, featuring my oldest! UFO
Not sure whether I should be proud or ashamed.

This quilt was started in 1986 (ish) in an advanced hand piecing class........yes, hand piecing, that is how I learned to quilt back in the 80s. No rotary cutters, all handmade templates, either box board or plastic, can't really remember, traced around with pencil, cut out with scissors, then hand pieced together. The quilt was supposed to have 12 blocks, but I had some life altering events happen that year and it got put away. It has been moved many times and ultimately a few years ago I was cleaning out bins and found it again. I decided to cut my losses as I was never going to hand piece the remaining blocks and moved all the fabric to my stash. It got put away again until I was making my UFO list back in January. It has now reached the top of the pile and I have started machine quilting it. 
My goal is to add it to the finished pile by the end of the year...........wish me luck!

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