Sunday, February 28, 2016


I'm scrolling through all the photos on my phone trying to find a photo of the "baby" (I say baby in quotes as it was supposed to be his welcome to the world newborn baby quilt but the baby in question is now 14 months old!) to put on the label of the blue squares quilt I have been blogging about recently. I finished it last night and now all I have to do is the label! I want to put a photo of the baby who will be receiving the quilt, but while scrolling I found this photo taken a a few months ago. I made this quilt for his sister and here it is being used! Spread on the grass! Allowed to get dirty! Allowed to have a rusk smudged into it!! It's loved. I love that. Love it.

Now back to my label.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

WIP Wednesday #5 - Binding, binding, binding!

This is my view from the couch..... Binding, binding, binding!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Another Scrappy Table Runner Finished!

Nothing like the husband going on a 10 hour fishing trip to get some sewing done! I finished this runner today. Just had the binding to sew on then down. It ended up measuring 18 x 33 inches. We are going out to breakfast tomorrow morning to farewell the lady it is for, finished just in time,

Here are my quilting specs for next time:
Pressure dial on the back of the machine -1.
Upper thread tension - 4.0.
Stitch width - 3.5.
Stitch length - 3.
Top thread - Aurifil 50.
Bottom thread - Aurifil 50.
Direction of quilting - Down, pivot 180 then back up.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

WIP Wednesday #4 - Binding Perfection!

I couldn't have done this if I tried! Look at that corner, the chevron points in the corners match up perfectly, I couldn't believe it when I flipped it over after sewing the binding on. So I have the binding on ready to hand sew down. Instead of doing that though, I decided to sandwich a table runner top and quilt it for a work colleague who is leaving town next week. Two projects on the go at once? Crazy stuff!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

WIP Wednesday #3 - Squaring Up

Well I'm still crossing things off my list. Still not quite blogging on a Wednesday! Oh well, finally sorted out the puckering on the back of this quilt and have re quilted the effected areas. Ends all tucked in between the layers, now for my least favorite part of quilting, squaring up.... Nearly at the end though! Already thinking about the next project. Whats your least favorite part of making a quilt?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

WIP Wednesday #2 - You have to have a list!

I took these photos on Wednesday but am blogging a WIP Wednesday post on a Saturday, does it matter? suppose not, I am still aiming to blog. I have a paper, write in with a pen diary. I have an iphone too like half the world but I can't get the hang of entering all my stuff in the calendar on there, so I carry around an A5 sized diary to write things in. I like it because I then get the satisfaction of crossing things out when I have completed them! I am writing in go to the gym and quilting so I will actually do it. So far it is working but I get much more done in the holiday rather than this week when we all went back to school. I have managed to unpick all the puckered areas of the quilt, now to just carefully quilt those areas again. Hopefully next weeks WIP will be an actual finished quilt!