I thought I would share a few of the things that I have been busy making through this first year of "My Blog".
I finished this in March. I had been saving the fabrics, which were a gift, for ages, then saw this pattern and decided that this was what the fabrics had been waiting for .....
The next project took a bit more work to just get the pattern, but once I had that in my hot little hand I spent a few happy hours making it....
|Still a favourite of mine|
May time brought an internet friend over from America, it was such fun meeting up with her and some of her family. We took time out to visit Blenheim Palace and what a wonderful day we had..
|Dee and Me|
I had a little time to play at making my own pattern, and felt very proud that it turned out so well that I decided to try to make it into the button for my blog. Making the button took a few days to get my head around, but I got there in the end
|Meet the button|
June saw the completion of my Birdie Block Quilt. I followed Little Miss Shabby's block a month
My friend then asked if I would like to make up this little gem........she had no time, so decided to sew by proxy....
|Cute don't you think?|
I then joined one of the 'flickr' swaps. I made this for my partner who had mentioned that she loved owls and fresh coloured fabrics..... girl after my own heart.
Dancing Ribbons was the next on my list to make.
|This one is for me|
One of the other swaps I joined on flickr was a Round Robin, where we started by making a block which could be any size from 12" square to 36" square. Mine started as a 15" square and I thought when everyone had added their round I would get back a lap size quilt, well - that was the plan! As my quilt toured the world it became very obvious that when it returned home it was going to be a bit bigger than lap size. In fact when it did get home, I decided it was going to fit the double bed in my spare room :
|After.. looks great don't you think?|
Remember the friend that "sews by proxy"? This was the next project she would like to have made, but again no time, so, sew jo stepped in and had fun re jigging the pattern (the original was made with a layer cake, and I only had a charm pack, so its much smaller) and ended up with a lap quilt, just what I wanted!
There have been many more things being made in my little room, but I don't want to bore you, so I will just finish off with this little man that was completed just in time..
|Two men actually|
Hope you all had a great holiday and happy sewing in 2013.