Monday, 28 July 2014

Sewing Bee updates.

Well July is my month for Siblings together and it is fun waiting for the postman and opening packages to see what people have made. I decided to have people make a cute cherio block designed by one of my favourite quilter Camille Roskelly.
This is what I have so far. Don't they look great!

Now onto my blocks for Fat Stash Brit Bee and this month we had a choice of two blocks along the theme of cats. I opted for the granny block with some fussy cat cuts in the middle. Hope she likes them!

Finally I managed to get ahead as Sue has gone on a cruise she published her block for august for siblings together.
 I like this block, I think its turned out well.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Blog Hop

Plum and June
A while ago I joined a blog hop and finally it has come good and I am hopping around!
Firstly I apologise this is all new to me and I may get it all wrong but I will do my best.

Onto news.  Well I have been in the UK looking after my sisters cute miniature schnauzers.  They were an inspiration for one of my quilts and I am now making another for an online magazine - sooooo exciting.


The other thing I did whilst I was in the UK was shop for new fabric.
Well I must admit Eternal Maker in Chichester was a hit!  Had to go twice as it had all the new Cotton and Steel and all the possible fabric you could dream of.  Plus they are building a tea shop.  What fabric and cake YUM! The other shop was the quilting shop in Hampton court which was lovely.  Great helpful staff but why oh why was it soo hot in London 30 degrees and melting!

Fabric shopping in chichester

Then today was my birthday. Lots of lovely presents including the Phillipa Naylor book and some money toward one of her courses. 

Plus a lovely gift of some Cotton and Steel (I love it) and some really cute bits and pieces.  I am truly spoilt!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Extra Large

Well when I asked my sister in law if she would dog sit for us over the holidays I thought the best form of payments might be in quilt! So a few months later and it is finished.  I must say this is the largest quilt I have made so far and I am glad to see the back of bear's paw!




Thank you to Sue for quilting it for me now all I have to do is finish the binding!