Monday, 18 May 2015
Quilt update: I have almost finished my seaside quilt top just one more block but it is a big one and will take a little longer that the others. I was a bit ambitious thinking I'd have it layered, quilted and bound by tomorrow for Liverbirds. Still its coming along nicely and that's all that matters.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
A big HELLO! to anybody who still occasionally checks my blog in the hope that I have posted a new post. Well today's the day. The last few months have been crazy with one thing or another (well mainly illness and uni) but I am please to say that I am back to good health and that I completed second year. To celebrate both of these achievements I had a sewing marathon at the weekend. I have to say that despite the course being titled Textiles, it is more surface pattern design and I spend my days on the computer trying to learn Photo Shop. My first sewing day was with my beautiful little man, who is getting bigger by the day (Cole is 5 now). We made a chicken bean bag (should be a pin cushion) for us to play catch with. He also did a drawing of me and Colin which I absolutely love. Thursday I went to my amazing friend Janet's for lunch and I took with me a piece of paper that I had doodled the idea of a quilt. Janet kindly helped me work out all the measurements for the blocks and on Saturday I made a start. Early evening I ran out of bonda web but I was still enjoying sewing so I made two tote bags for the Quilters Guild FOQ tombola. Notice the Ice cream block? It is from my seaside quilt, I cut it to small oooops!. Sunday I jumped in the car and nipped into Liverpool and bought some bonda web, once home my sewing weekend continued. My aim is to have this quilt completely finished before next Liverbird meeting which is a week today, so far so good. X