Since last Wednesday I have been quite busy. On Thursday I went to my L.Q.S. to do a bit of sewing and chatting, and managed to finish my Spicy Spiral Table Runner. The fabric for the quilt was given to me by one of my very best friends V. She bought me the fabric for a birthday in 2007, and it was wrapped so nicely, that for a long while I have been very happy just looking at it, but time (and design) had come into my life and the runner began.
|Spicy Spiral Table Runner|
I then had a go at the challenge that was given here and that was a bit of a breeze after some of the things I have been attempting, after all I do have all of the pattern pieces of this.
|New York Beauty|
Now you may remember I was having trouble with the Sunshine Rose Garden block. In the end I emailed the editor of Quilter News letter and explained my problem, she very kindly emailed me the other parts of the pattern, and this is how its going.
|This seems to be going together|
|Oh yes it is working.|
I am not sure which took the most time, sewing or sorting through my scrap bag looking for fabrics that would work. I love using scraps, as there are bits from all my friends in these blocks. I have now completed all of the sections for the whole sunburst, just got to find a few mins to get them together... might have a go at that this afternoon.
I think its fair to say that flickr is the main reason for my patchwork and quilting. I started with an on line quilt back in 2009, and since then have joined some really fun swaps. At the moment, I am in two swaps. One is a round robin swap where we started with the centre block, it is then sent across the country/ across the pond to America for someone to add a border. This was my block, again I have used scraps.
|Around the Bend and Across the Pond|
|What a boob to make.|
The other swap I am in is the Fab Little Quilt Swap that I mentioned in an earlier blog, well today my quilt arrived. I knew as soon as I saw the return address on the box which quilt was inside, and I could not believe it had come to me. FlossieBlossoms was the sender.
|Fab Little Quilt Swap|
|Fab Little Quilt Swap and all my goodies|
My dear friend flossie had sent lots of treasures as well, but the quilt the quilt.... oh my goodness!!!!! it really is beautiful, and I am not sure my photos do it justice. I really feel that flossie and I are old friends, we have been in a couple of swaps together, and I have joined her in the 'Bitty block committee' swaps and some of her extra 3.5" blocks were also in the treasure box, so that is another project for me to get around to.