Monday, 21 April 2008

Quilt Update #2

A little sneak peak, don't think it gives too much away!

Thank you Lucy and Clare for your labelling advice, I accidentally stumbled across some inkjet fabric!! I didn't know such a thing existed but it's printed and ready to be sewn on. My quilt front is more or less finished so just a few little bits to do now, I hope Clare is going to like it!!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Quilt Update #1

Well I've actually started on my quilt! I usually work a lot better under last minute pressure but I really wanted to get on with this - probably cause I don't know how long it's going to take me to get it right!

I bought some fabric off Etsy - won't say where just yet just in case my swap partner Clare is as nosey as I am ;o) I didn't buy it for the quilt but it just so happens to fit in with Clare's colour preferences, I washed it (holding my breath nearly) and ironed it, looked at it and thought about it.......quite a few times, I planned it in my head (hoho) and cut it out, I was going to get my machine out but D#2 woke up from her nap so that put pay to that! I'm hoping she'll have another sleep this afternoon (mainly cause she was up half the night) I'm struggling as to when you actually do the quilting bit but I'm sure I'll work it out. I did find this really good binding tutorial from Heather Bailey not sure if I'm confident enough to try it yet being the quilting virgin that I am but I might surprise myself. I'm really really puzzled over how to do the labelling with all the info I'm meant to so if anyone has any top tips feel free to help me out of the mire share them.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008


Apparently yesterday was No Housework Day!! The thing is I only found this out from JL after he came from work, I asked him why he didn't tell me early to which he replied 'Why have you filled the dishwasher or something' *gasp* cheeky @*#@, I really have no idea what he's on about!!!!!!

You may have noticed a little colourful addition on the left hand side, lovely Lucy is arranging another swap! I wasn't going to join having no clue whatsoever about making quilts, mini or otherwise but Lucy managed to twist my arm, I'm excited and nervous at the same time but very grateful for the encouragement so thank you Ms Locket!!