Monday, 9 August 2010

Here's what I've been up to!

Here's what I've been up to last week.This is Hamish's new quilt(big boy quilt)for when he moves into his big bed in september. . . .ish?.Well just the top of it so far,I just need to buy some batting and I'm waiting for the backing fabric to arrive in the post.I'm quite pleased with the layout and this time I worked it all out on graph paper first,I'm learning by experience lol!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

One thing One week challenge

So here goes my 7 year quilt the quilt that has given me soo much trouble and disheartened me greatly to the point that I no longer loved it and thought it should be hidden away in some dark cupboard somewhere and never see the light of day,infact I could have gone so far as to say it should be entered in an ugly quilt competition.The more experienced quilter is probably looking at it right now sniggering quietly to themselves wondering how such a basic layout could cause so much trouble?Ask away I can't really tell you but it has.
Yesterday however it was finally finshed quilt label and all made on my trusty janome 4800 and today I washed it hung it out on the line and felt a sense of smug self satisfaction that that quilt didn't beat me and infact I love it very much.
My Ugly Duckling has turned into a beautiful Swan!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

A rather productive weekend I think!

I'm feeling quite pleased with myself the 7 year saga is rapidly drawing to a close with that most difficult of quilts,my 7 year quilt.At first  I thought when it's finished I would shove it in the back of some dark cupborad somewhere as I was rather un-happy with it but now it's quilted and almost finished I'm begining to love it for the sense of achievement I get from  it's completion.
And then another finish this weekend my own little needle book which I am rather pleased with,it turned out far better than I imagined given that it was made up from left over bits of this and that.
So these will be my 2 things for the one thing one week challenge I shall post the completed quilt on tuesday.But for now here's my needle book.