Friday, 30 July 2010

Sneaky Peek no. 4

I've finally managed to get all the hand quilting done (well as much as is humanly possible).  There was no way I could get all of the motifs done so I've left the outside ring of blocks, the ones that aren't complete stars, to finish at a later date.  Maybe for their first anniversary or maybe their 10th!!!

On to the machine for the final bits of quilting around the diamonds and the borders.  4 days of sewing left and I still have a dress to finish too - AAAAARRGGGHH!!!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Big sister went to London and all I got was....

...this super cute pin cushion.

Isn't he gorgeous?  I think I'll call him squeaker.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Forget the quilt, what about the dress?!?

I've been concentrating so hard on finishing the wedding quilt that I'd completely forgotten that I have to make my dress to wear to the wedding.  I fell in love with these shoes and bought the last pair in the shop:

Impulse buy!  I then couldn't find anything to go with them at all so I found a pattern and bought some fabric.  That was 2 months ago and I've only just remembered that I have some pretty shoes and a hat but nothing to wear in between.  Not really appropriate for church.

It's like a great big fabric jigsaw puzzle.  Time to get sewing....

Sunday, 11 July 2010

I won, I won, I won!

I adore French General.  The quilt I made with the Rouenneries fabric line came out absolutely gorgeous and I just treated myself to a jelly roll of the new Rural Jardin range. Take a look at this beautiful Christmas line:

It's not "in your face" Christmas which is what I like about it and I won it!  Woo hoo!  I'm not quite sure how much I'm going to receive but I can't wait for this bundle of gorgeousness to come through my door.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

A distraction before I go entirely insane

I've been hand quilting this wedding quilt for so long I've completely forgotten what it's like to cut and piece!  I come in form work everyday, I plonk myself down in my little corner and I sew:

Look at that vain kitty.  Always doing her hair!

It's come to the point when I just can't face sitting in that seat a night longer so I signed up for my very first  block swap at the Missouri Star Quilt forum.  The theme is very loose but it has to be summery and it has to use floral fabrics.  I had a spare hour so I drove up to The Fat Quarters and bought some gorgeous Tilda fabrics.

I chose them because they aren't available in America so it'll be a nice treat for the other ladies (I hope).  Now if I can just finish the block I'm hand quilting I can start cutting!  (I feel like a surgeon who's been denied time in the OR).