Saturday, 24 May 2008


Bonne fête Maman!

Sunday is mother´s day in France, so here are some flowers for my dear mum.

I discovered that place through my yahoo quilt group and I found it so inspiring that I had to make a cup of tea straight away! Next time I make one, I will change (read: try to improve!) some details like the size or the fitting of the zipper.

I started a new project too! Yes I know, I need a new project like a hole in the head but I have to try to get rid of some of my fabric before it gets bad!

The blocks are 6" x 6" and easy made. My plan is to make a 8 x 12 blocks. I am just over the half now.

I will finish it before I buy the batting for my scrappy delectable mountains quilt so that I can purchase 2 packs at once, hence saving on shipment costs. That is what I told myself anyway for starting a new project!

I still haven´t heard of Margaret about my new 4SQS. I hope I will receive the name soon so that I can start.

Oh no, yet a new project!

I wish you a nice sunday, wether it is mother´s day for you or not!

Saturday, 17 May 2008


The weather was so nice last week and now it is only rain, rain, rain and snails!
This week I have been busy sewing some hearts for my DS. It is her birthday soon. She wants some hearts to hang at door knobs and at bed posters. Let´s hope it is shabby chic enough to her taste.

I have been hand-quilting on my scrap basket quilt. I wonder wether I will finish it one day. Each time I start quilting on that one, another project appears which has to be finished before it!
I have registered for the last round of the 4SQS. I wonder who will be my partners this time. The picture shows the mini-quilt wall in my sewing room. The summer swap quilt (when I receive it) will hang where the black quilt hangs now. This quilt was my first attempt at free machine quilting and does not have to be on show all the time!
And finally, the socks I have finished this week too. They are the Leyburn socks which I knitted from the top down with some of the handpainted yarn from my spring parcel.

I like that pattern a lot and it looks nice on variegated yarn I think.
That is all for today. Snails and slugs here I come!

Saturday, 10 May 2008


My Spring Swap quilt is here! Margy sent it to me from from Belgium.

I like it very much. It conveys very well the idea of spring and I like the quilting.
The back is lovely too. Margy also sent me a lovely card and a needle holder full of needles. Thank you again Margy for the nice parcel.
I heard as well that my partner has received my quilt so everything is for the best.
Now to the last round. The Summer Swap.

Here is a sneak peek of what I will show next time.

The weather is wonderful and so I spend a lot of time in the garden, just a shame that my DH has such a bad hay fever.

I wish you a nice week-end.

Monday, 5 May 2008


Last week-end we had a bank holiday and we stayed at home as my DH is ill (heavy cold with some bad cough due to allergies) and so I had time to finish some projects while my DS played outside with friends.

First the Bea´s BOM for May. I am still pondering heavily how to set these cute blocks so that they come out at their best.

Then I machine- quilted my nine-patch. It was the first time that I used cotton thread for machine-quilting and I am very happy with the result. I washed the quilt and it came out lovely: a bit shrunk and not at all stiff as is often the case with machine-quilted tops.
Here a detail of the border. I love quilting feathers!

Then I finished yet another shawl, this time the Swallowtail shawl from Interweave Knits. I used for it my left-over yarn from my Icarus shawl.

It is not very big but still large enough to wrap around my shoulders.

I still haven´t heard anything from my swap partner. I hope that she received the quilt and that everything is allright at her place.

I haven´t received mine either but that is not a big surprise as the postal service is on strike here.

I wish you a nice week.