I hope she likes it. I hope it makes her feel better.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments about Alyssa's quilt in my last post. Milly has been sick the last three days, just a gastro bug going around town. During her napping in the day though I have been working on Alyssa's quilt and am up to sewing down the binding which I have been doing while sitting up in bed whne Milly is awake and answering her questions. "Mummy, will we ever go to London?" "Mummy, why do you like sewing?" "Mummy, am I going to be sick forever?" "Mummy, are adverts on the radio the same as adverts on tv?" "Mummy, why does your head get smaller when I close one eye?" All the while I am sewing a quilt for a little girl who is very sick and thinking of her parents and what they are going through. Making my three days of emptying buckets of bile vomit and cooling down Milly's brow with a wet flannel seem easy.....
here which I had admired since I saw it. But all that twisting and turning which such a large quilt...... Maybe I'll just go with straight wonky lines, right to left. Easier and less stressful. Save the spiral quilting for next time.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
quilt I made for Miss W's wedding last year and so the idea for this quilt was born. The kids in her class all did a block. I've just simply sewn them together, popped a simple 2 inch border around it and am ready to sandwich it. Hope it brings a smile on her face.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
I have finished the quilting on the two red and white runners. The natural step would be to move onto the binding, wouldn't it? Well that didn't quite happen, I started a new quilt instead. I recently signed up for a charm square swap and the colour I had to send was green. So going through the green drawer in the stash made me realize I have a lot of odd shaped bits of material, like a 10 inch square with a 3 inch bit cut out of a corner making it an L shape. So I went through them all, ironed them and trimmed them down to roughly 4.5 inch strips in different widths, 1 inch being the smallest, 1 and 3/4ths being the largest.