Thursday, 30 January 2014

Winter's Lane Quilt

This quilt has been a long time in the making, I got fed up with seeing the strips over the radiator and so sewed them together at the weekend.

I have managed a bit of sewing on the borders over the last couple of evenings and hope to get the top finished this weekend.

I am linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Strips sewn together now...".

I didn't manage any sewing yesterday as I was shattered after helping Elle paint her living room. After a long soak in the bath I just lounged on the sofa.

I had an early start this morning to watch the quilting show on Create & Craft at 8am, so I've managed quite a bit of sewing today. 

I have finished sewing the strips together, just need to find the other fabrics and put the strips round the edges, who knows, I may even get it done this week! 

The pattern is from 'Jelly Roll Dreams' by Pam & Nicky Lintott and the fabric is 'Winters Lane by Moda.

Only 3 more weeks until half term.... Not that I'm counting!! 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Another finish that has been hanging about!

This project has been hanging around for a couple of weeks waiting to be finished. It doesn't matter what I do, there always seems to be a stage that I put off, I don't know why as usually the task isn't as bad as anticipated. 

I found a pattern for a padded hanger which uses Aran wool. I have a large ball of cream Aran yarn what seems to go on for ever and ever without getting any smaller, leftover from a cardi I made myself a while back. 

I knitted it in next to no time but when it came to putting the wadding on the hanger it got cast aside in favour of other projects and believe me there are a few of those around the house! I think there was about 14 at last count although that wasn't checking out too many bags, boxes or cupboards so the true figure is most likely at least double that.... 

There were 2 more wooden hangers in the pack and the ball of wool looks like it could have a couple more in it so I think there will be a couple more of these to go in my present cupboard.

Off to finish another project ;) 

First sewing of 2014

It's 'goddess' day today, (when I am supposed to be a domestic goddess and get all my chores done) and what a lovely day it's been!

I had breakfast with Mum and a friend, a browse round 'The Works' in town while we waited for the battery to be replaced in a watch, and stumbled across a couple of lovely quilting books, right bargains at £2.99 each - it would have been rude to have left them on the shelf!

We spent the afternoon sewing, I reacquainted myself with my sewing machine, as I haven't managed any sewing since before Christmas while Mum was sewing hexagons. I even managed a finish......

I started I this pillow in early December, it was going to be a Christmas present - guess I will just have to keep it for myself now! I stumbled across the pattern somewhere in blogland but can't remember whereabouts now so if this is your design please get in touch with me so I can link up to your post.

We ended up with fish and chips for tea, which DH went to get, as I continued my sewing mission. I initially cut the pieces in September, sewed them into strips and they have been draped over the radiator ever since! I have now sewn half of them together and hope to get the rest of the them added tomorrow once I return from helping our daughter paint her living room. 

I hope to get the top completed this weekend as I really must complete some projects before I start some of the ones in my lovely new books.

Linking up to Finish it up Friday at
Enjoy your weekend xx