Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Margarets Block

Hi I just finished Margarets block today and really enjoyed fitting all the pieces together, just like a jigsaw puzzle.  I will get it into the post tomorrow.
This weekend I am away with Joanne, Susan and Lucy so watch this space next week as I am sure we will have photos to add of our fun quilting weekend.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

September blocks on display wall

Hi again,  I'm thrilled with how my blocks are looking, thank you all.  Just Vreni's to add and then I'll make more and figure out the final design - though I MUST finish my Crystallisation wall hanging first - it was to be done 8 months ago when we moved into our new house but I procrastinated over the quilting.
The fabric parcel I sent to Vreni did not arrive so I sent a second lot which did get through just before Vreni went off the Nepal - lucky you Vreni!!!
The Yellow fabric with orange spots certainly stands out!

Nov 2 is finally nearly here - Susan, Catherine, Lucy and I will be busy as bees from Friday afternoon to Monday morning - yippee. Look for photos on the blog next week. J.

Block for Margaret

Hi all,  Margaret I've made your block and a few littlies with the scraps.  I'll post it with Lucy's when she is done. A fasinating technique getting the littlies together into a block. I kept seeming to have to add another strip of white then another and another. I think it is something that would improve with practice. I also think I needed to be braver like Wendy and make my center pieces and white strips more varied in size. I love the finished quilt in the book so it will be added to the long list of things I'd like to make in the future. J.

p.s. Margaret, sorry the dark blue patch middle left is crooked. I like to be accurate so I'm not sure what went wrong.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Margaret's block

Hi Margaret
This block did not turn out how I was anticipating, but a really interesting way of using up scrap fabric .  I really loved the finished quilt and was tempted to use for my block.  Now my quilt is in one piece, your block is pieced and cakes have been baked for my Husband to take on a charity event he is taking part in tomorrow, it is time to think about returning to work.  I know what I would really like to be doing, but if I don't work, I will not be able to buy any more fabric.

A virtual cake for you!!  Happy quilting.
Best wishes

Convergence quilt

Jennie and I went on a course over 12 months ago.  Excellent teacher and a great use of 4 fat 1/4's. 

Joanne's blocks

Really look forward to seeing this quilt completed Joanne

Noah's quilt

This is the quilt I made for Noah and Layla.  Two girls that I work with.  Just waiting to start a quilt for my boss who is due in November.  Hopefully that will be the last of the babies for this year.

My quilt

Dear All

Firstly a very big thank you for all the wondeful blocks, and now my beautiful quilt.  I am thrilled to bits how it has turned out and a great keepsake of a really enjoyable time, being part of a quilting bee.

I am tying as the book suggests and also some wise words from Susan.  It is all coming together very well. The perfect way to spend some of my time whilst on holiday.  Unfortunatly it is back to work tormorrow!

Monday, 15 October 2012


Your quilting must be lovely as your hand sewing is so neat! Size doesn't matter about this confetti block as it is easy to fill in.

We are off to Yorkshire today and it is usually a few degrees colder,so am getting out the winter woolies,we have already had frosts here.

Happy sewing all!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

I have already received two super blocks ......thank you Jackie and Wendy. I am really pleased with the effect. I need to sew my own now!

Have a good weekend