Wednesday, January 26, 2011

fill in the blanks is finished

It's been just over 2 months, it's finally finished and before the due date - a few solid hours for a couple of nights was put in.  I actually finished last night after flip had gone to bed so I swapped the quilt on his bed for this one so that when he woke up he'd see the newly finished quilt.  He was a little excited this morning, he came and gave me a hug and said "thanks mumma I love it", so lovely my little man.

the ink may wash off eventually, never mind...  it is archival ink, but perhaps not washing machine proof.

and now for hand quilting calico & linen yay!!!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

a commitment has been made

flip asked me when I was going to be finish his quilt last night, I said by next friday, that will be the 28th - what was I thinking.  Anyway I made the binding and attached the first part by machine during the week, I've done about half of the finishing off by hand part.  There are still quite a few houses to quilt around, especially around the edges where I was waiting for the binding to be on.

Perhaps I made the commitment because I can't wait to start calico & linen and I don't need another unfinished project and I don't want to feel guilty sewing something else and flip asking me why I"m not doing his - I love my little man.

I think I'd better motor on....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

today's quick fix - sorting

I've had bits and pieces here & there in lots of places - now the cord & elastic have there own places.  I wanted to fix a skirt earlier today but couldn't find the elastic I had in mind.  Hence sorting took place.  From time to time I keep cord from tracksuit pants etc. when the kids have out grown them and the knees are completely gone - one day I'll use it...

fill-in-the-blanks progress

The hand quilting is coming along, just over half has been completed.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

a trip to the beach

The linen pouch made it to the beach the other day, a lovely time was had by all.  So relaxing to lie on the beach, sun warming your skin, not thinking about anything :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

linen gift bag

It was my Mum's birthday on the 31st of December (Happy Birthday Ma!) so I did a little blackwork on some linen, I was pleased with the end result, very satisfying to sew.  I thought a little creativity should be put in as the gift was cash, very un-imaginative, but it was what was requested.

 a little card to go with it, and the little bird has been cut out of a paper bag from kikki k. the fabric is some double gauze that I hope to use in something one day - I couldn't resist it.

hoorah :))

Well it's finally done, 'fill-in-the-blanks' top has been completed - huge sigh of relief ahhhhhh.  Although 'flip' mistook my joy over just finishing the top to having completely finished the whole quilt - one step at a time and as far as I'm concerned and the most challenging step for me has been done.  It's basted (second biggest step) and I've started on the hand quilting, once there's been a little more progress I'll post a couple of pics.  I'm just using a plain blue cotton sheet that was on sale in spotlight for the backing on this one.

 I am enjoying having something to sew on the couch in the evening again - it's been a while.  I think I'll get this one done quite quickly as I'm busting to start 'calico & linen'.