Finished Quilts

Monday, 13 August 2012

Under pressure

I'm not sure why I do this every time I have some time off to sew but I've overstretched myself again and am under pressure to catch up.  The plus side is that I had a grand time (if all too short) in Scotland last week - I just love being able to talk at my natural speed :)  But that visit coupled with living the Olympic dream has put me right behind.  I have managed to crack on with a couple of things....

continuing my machine applique craze, I zhoozhed up a t-shirt for the wee man...

I finished Evie's quilt top...

40" x 40" FMF, obvs :)
this baby was pieced, backed, sandwiched, basted and quilted all in one day - I amazed myself.  The binding is ready to be attached.

Leona's block for the QATWII bee...

She wanted a christmas block using modern designers' fabric.  I don't normally have any "novelty" fabrics but remembered the cute little freebies from the Fat Quarterly Retreat which was perfect for this.  I kind of made it look like a chrimbo tree too and it's totally scrappy, which is totally out of my comfort zone but was fun to pull together.  I hope it's what Leona was looking for - I'll make another if it's all a bit too "hot mess" for her.

I'm also nearly 3/4 of the way through hand quilting the Sparkler.  It's all down hill from here =)

Now I need to crack on with my two other outstanding bee blocks as well as finishing my quilt for the Brit Quilt 3 swap.  No photos yet but soon I promise.  I also need to prep my fabric for the FQ Kinky Bee as I am Miss September for the Bumbles.

Ending on a high, I got really lucky in the In the Frame swap - lovely Rachel (mammafairy) send me a load of goodies...

Laughing Boy scoffed the chocolate... honest!

And, I won the giveaway on Kelly's blog...

So it's always good to remember how lucky I am when feeling a little stressed.  And I do have the rest of the month off on holiday.  Oh and it's the Festival of Quilts this week and I'm going on Thursday  #squeeeee.  It's all good :)


  1. Wow, you have been busy! Love the wee mans tshirt. And your Christmas block is gorgeous! see you at festival and we can talk holiday sewing!

  2. Love the t... might just have to make one for myself!!

  3. Wow you've been busy and super lucky with those giveaways! It's always crazy leaving things till the last minute! =D

  4. Lovely presses! Your FMF quilt is gorgeous! Nothing better than a quick finish :o)

  5. Gorgeous work! That t-shirt is fab and the quilt is beautiful. Congrats on the lovely winnings! I expect a full report from thursday :) x

  6. Love the t-shirt and the quilt is tdf! Glad you got the winnings okay, I realised whan I had posted that I forgot to put a note in - very rude of me ;-)