l didn't mean to stay away so long!!
l had Internet service at the beach house, but only my ipad for company,
so l could check on blogs and leave comments, but blowed if l know
how to use it to post photos on my blog, so wait l did.
During my stay at the beach, l enjoyed 2 lovely weeks of stitching time.
The first was 5 days on my own, and mostly l worked on starting
and completing some VERY overdue birthday quilts.
The second 5 day stitching marathon, l was joined by Anne, Sandra,
Margaret and Jill. Lots more sewing, more quilts finished.
At the end of my 2 weeks sewing, l had emptied 12 bobbins.
That's a LOT of sewing, so l have LOTS to share.
l made a good dint on some PHD's that NEED to be finished.
And now l have had a lovely week at home settling back in
and ready to start blogging again.
And boy, do l have LOTS to share with you.
Where to start??
l can see Kathie has shared her latest quilt with you,another lovely quilt in the making,
so thought l would start there, and share mine. Of course,
we have both been inspired by the same books and same quilt.
One of the birthday quilts is for my sister. She knew she wanted blue and white,
something modern she said. When she was sewing with us in November,
she spied the blue and white quilt l have on my bed.
THAT'S IT! she said. That's what l want.
l started with a pile of yummy fabrics.
Cut them into strips.
Made strip sets ready to sew.
Cut the strip sets.
Ready to add the other sides.
Blocks all finished.
On the design wall for any final adjustments.
If you look hard to the left, behind the chair, you can see the inspiration quilt on my bed.
( Don't forget you can click on the photos to make them larger)
Top completed!! Yay!!!
169 blocks in total.
A great days sewing.
And best of all, one birthday quilt ticked off the list!!!!
Close up of the fabrics.
l first blogged about it back in Feb 2011.
Its been quilted and bound. This quilt received a lot of attention
at our exhibition last year. So a pattern is coming soon!!
l finished my original blue and white one back on November 2010.
Its the largest one l have made, and fits our king bed nicely. See the one red square?
What's this you ask????
Well, l can only blame it on holiday brain.
When l did the maths, l didn't check twice before l cut,
( seams l have a habit of doing this, ask my girlfriends!! LOL )
and these are left over blocks.All 150 of them. So l have a few choices.
l can make another quilt the same, just need a few more blocks,
but l have one already and don't need another.
l can make a few baby quilts, 3 at least.
l can put them in the orphan box,
and who knows, maybe one day l can use them for a different project.
Or a quick gift quilt if the need arises.
What would you do???
Lots more to share in the coming weeks.
Thanks for visiting.