Tuesday, 17 March 2015

CQ Bee is go go go!

Well this month I launched the new CQ Bee.  I couple of months ago I did a talk at our local guild.  Many of the ladies had never heard of sewing bees let alone flickr.  So I decided to make our own bee and eleven lovely ladies volunteered to join me.

I am doing the first month and I have decided to do a girls quilt for Siblings Together charity.
The block was inspired by one of my other groups and it is the weathervane block, with colour choices to make it look like a flower.  Put together it will look like a lovely flower garden for a girl.
I found a nice easy pattern to follow and made a couple of sample blocks.
Don't they look pretty!


I hope everyone will enjoy the new bee and have some fun along the way.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Oh no it's February already!

Where did January go?
I'm desperately trying to catch up.
Firstly all my sewing bees were under control till the month changed, then I stupidly went and entered various quilts into the local eisteddfod and I haven't finished them yet.  No panic there then.

So Feb started with my bees
Fat stash brit bee was an easy churn dash and I went a bit mad with the colours and fabrics!
Hope they are ok.

Next was siblings together and I donated an orphan block along with another:

then for the FQR bumbling honeys I was asked to make a more complicated block, which was fun:

and of course I have joined another round of Srappy trip along, two blocks done so far!

 notice I chose the easy colour combinations first!

So... all I need to do now is: finish three more scrappy trips, six modern quilt bees, two blocks for threadbias and that's my bee commitments done till March Oh and of course there is the block a month I started last month!

Then I have to finish my spiral quilting on my Wishes Quilt, then bind it, sort out the quilting on my moda building blocks and add the binding - having decision problems on a fabric for that one and it has to be finished in two weeks time.  Should keep me out of trouble for a while! Do I sound like a mad woman... no don't reply to that just humour me!

Monday, 19 January 2015

Catching Up with January

Well Christmas was fun.
Lots of family to stay and some nice sewing presies to get me going in the new year.
So what have I been up to.
Well my first job was to catch up with my various sewing bee commitments:

Threadbias  January


Siblings Together my charity Bee

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FQR Bumbling Honeys

fqr january.jpg

Next is two projects to finish for the eistedfodd.  Wishes and Moda Building Blocks - pics to follow.
and... since Wishes was a monthly quilt along, I have decided to have a go at their next one  - Snapshots. 
Love the first block, cake - but no calories!


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Christmas is Almost here!

Well as Christmas approaches I must admit my sewing has decreased as other activities have taken over.
However I have made a few presents and I had a lovely time following Julianna's wonderful  Christmas sampler.

Christmas QAL

I only managed to make two of her fabulous patterns but I hope to make the rest through the year and bit a bit better prepared next year!

christmas cushion.jpg

Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and thank you for dropping by.

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Linking up with Ho Ho Ho And On We Sew

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hidden Gem.

Whilst in the UK last week I went to Frome which I assumed was quite a boring place.  How wrong was I, stumbled across a great little street full of fab artisan shops.

Found a lovely fabric shop called  Millie Moon,http://milliemoonshop.co.uk/

A great bead shop called beadz bazaar
beadz bazaar

 coffee and cake shop (well you have to stop for a while whilst shopping!) The guy in here gave me all the history of the street and told me about all the designers.
Various local designers including a lady that does amazing magnetic boards for the kitchen
www.beyondthefridge.co.uk  I wanted to buy one as some of them were half price in the shop but didn't think flybe would let me take it hand baggage!
Click here to view Large Magnetic Boards - Dry Wipe Collection
and a lovely shop called Mary Kilvert, http://www.marykilvert.com/


ooh and a fantastic yarn shop too!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

October catch up

This month I seem to be chasing my tail trying to catch up with all my sewing commitments and finish some projects too.
So a quick post as I have to go sew!

October pinwheel in a star for threadbias Hive#8

Additional Christmas Blocks for my Fat Stash Brit Bee Christmas Quilt


Stars for 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee (two done two to go!)

October Moda Building Blocks for FQR Bumbling Honeys quilt bee

October Moda Building Blocks for me!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Anchors Aweigh!

Well I must admit I started this a while ago but what with one thing and another it has taken a while to finish it off.  The actual top was finished in the spring but then I dithered about backing as it is quit a big quilt.  In the end I went for a simple cheap plain wide backing.  Then it joined Sue's waiting list to be quilted. Unfortunately she had some issues with the tension and we had to re-stitch some of it on a normal machine.  Then I started the binding only to find I was a bit short and had to wait for some more to arrive!  Finally it is finished.


can't beat a stripy binding!

the finished product!