Saturday, 11 May 2013

Can't Count

A couple of posts ago  I mentioned that, as well as 2 finished quilts since the beginning of the year, I also managed to up my count of UFOs by 2. Well, latest count is three :-)

Single Irish Chain - just the two colours in this one

Arkansas Crossroads -  obviously scrappy

and a Half Hexagon - just a little different to this one

Now all that's left to do is quilt them :-)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Happy Birthday to Me !


Another year added to the ever growing total - where do they all go ?

Just a minor celebration today with lunch here in the grounds of the Abbeye de Bon Repo, and I have to tell you I had a dessert to die for !  Goats cheese mousse with kiwi fruit and blackcurrant coulis topped with fresh local strawberries - I wasn't quite sure what to expect but it was absolutely divine , so bang goes the diet again !

Main celebration starts next week with a holiday on and around the Mediterranean in one of these

Well, a girl's got to find some sunshine somehow hasn't she :-)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Finished !

At last enough dry weather to manage a couple of photos of my 2 finished quilts for 2013

Some time back I was given a bag of plaid fabric samples roughly  3" x 4 1/2" which I cut into 2 1/2" squares and made this version of a Log Cabin/ Confetti quilt

The white areas are quilted with one of  Patsy Thompson's Fast & Furious designs, plaid squares are cross hatched and the borders are feathered.  Just about lap top size this will be a donation quilt.

Second finish is an old friend which I wrote about here

 All over quilted with  Pajama Quilter  (Dawn Ramirez)  Wonky Feathers this one was a bit of a challenge, but as Dawn gives you permission to make the feathers as wonky as you like ( and you better believe that there are some beauties in this quilt !) it turned out OK in the end.  I think this will be staying home  - at least for a little while :-)