Sunday, 21 May 2017

Friday night sew in

Well this week I was meant to be meeting a friend to work on her baby's quilt. With three weeks to go we really needed to get a wriggle on. I've had lots of fun teaching her some patchwork basics, but newbys to the world of patchwork rarely appreciate the time it takes to make even the easiest of quilts! So, already under pressure I was stunned to hear she gave birth three weeks early!!!! As you can imagine, I have since been madly piecing the borders and quilting.

I find quilting anything larger than a table runner so fiddly. I really admire you girls out there who quilt beautifully, especially larger projects. If there's a trick to this please let me in on it! I am happy with the result but I can't say I enjoyed the process.

My friend was so happy with the quilt...I'm going to embroider a message before handing it over for keeps.

Thanks for a good night Wendy. I'll visit everyone else now to see how they went.

Sunday, 7 May 2017


Well my night didn't turn out as expected but I made up for it this weekend! I've had this little pattern stashed for some time and decided to give it a go as our special little one is now keen to help her mum in the kitchen.

I picked up some fabric last time I was visiting my girls in Newcastle. A little quilt shop just down the road had this gorgeous fabric, and was perfect for the project.

Feeling inspired by the fabric I started pressing, cutting, sewing...

...I love it! So cute I decided to find a pattern and make a little chef's hat.

So happy with the results...can't wait for the little model to try them.  Thanks for the night Cherryl, I'll get around to everyone else now to see what they have been up to.