Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Another New Month

Today I am linking to Fresh Sewing Day on Lily's Quilts. Lynne started this idea a couple of months back and it really helps to reflect on jobs done and to sort out what still needs doing. Then of course you feel chuffed, or disappointed with
My classes all finished at the end of March but I scheduled 6, day workshops from the end of April through to beginning of June, mainly smaller projects, doable in the day.
 I had to re-schedule the first workshop due to local elections but on 12th May got going with a UFO Day - those attending come along to finish off stuff - very satisfying. The small project on offer was a cafetiere cover and as I couldn't locate my previous covers which had been made two houses ago - I made a new one.
Despite a total lack of planning, I was delighted to discover it co-ordinated with my new kitchen, I had used some leftover charms from this -
Technically made in April and yet to be quilted, this runner is also destined for the kitchen.
With luck on my side, I have now counted up all the remaining charms and have enough, with some solids, to make 6 matching mats (maybe in June?)
So although I technically should have a heap of time available, I have to get myself organised for these workshops. We also had a fantastic 3 day wedding to attend in the middle of May and prior to that I was busy making this........

 I blogged about this HERE.
When we got back home from the wedding I found out who my secret swap partner was in the Brit Quilt Swap and got going on my little quilt.
Today I made a start on the quilting, so far a combination of ditch quilting, wiggly line quilting (with dogs up) and then some fmq.
We also had the "Very Useful Tote Bag" workshop in May and I finally finished one that I had started back in September.
The panel was machine embroidered and the fabric for the bag came from Africa quite a few years ago when DH, also known as Big Al, was working overseas - "bring me cotton" I wailed and this was some of it, batik with a very high glaze.
Last week was Quillows, didn't have enough space to make one myself, but tomorrow is Zippy Pouches, and I have a couple of samples ready -
Hoping to quell some zip fear tomorrow.
So, that was May, if you have made it to the end of this blog, well done and thanks for stopping by.
I don't anticipate much in June, it will be far too HOT.................


  1. That charm pack has done you proud! I love the wedding quilt so much x

  2. Everything is gorgeous and I so hope I am your secret swap partner!

  3. Such nice work! Your quilting on the swap quilt is looking great. And some mats to match your runner will be nice I think.



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