Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Ta Dah!!!!!

At last !!

I have finished my first Sew Along!
25" square, 3" blocks
And I really am quite please (or relieved!)
There was LOTS of cutting (tiny pieces) and it was fiddly to put together. But actually no different than making a larger quilt, of which I have made many! It also takes about the same time too, so bang goes my "haven't got time at the moment so I will make something small".  Duh!!!

But I loved it. I do love it. It is very square (bonus!) and very flat and hangs nicely on the wall.
I know that my quilty friend has finished hers, but she has been gracious enough not to publish until I had finished mine.

She also has another idea for a miniature - and I do mean miniature.

Block size one and a half (YES 1+1/2" BLOCK!)
which I have already had nightmares about, but my friend has risen to so many ideas of mine over the last couple of years ( I have been sewing by proxy!) - I am gladly (sort of) going to rise to this challenge.

But not before I have finished a smocking project that started like this
for Olivia
I am not going to show you the progress , because it has been slow, but I will finished the smocking by this weekend - I PROMISE!!

I have been distracted by making some of the cute shorts for the charity that sends them to Africa.  A friend makes them for her church to send, and the next shipment will go in August and it only took a couple of hours from start to finish, and that included over-locking the fabric samples together to make the pieces big enough to cut the pattern from. This simple pattern can be found here

over-locked scraps made into shorts
 And you many know that we have a wedding in July, and all plans are going well for that but mostly due to Miss S being in charge of proceedings, so obviously we can fit in a Christening of Miss O in in June?! Of course.
Bunting for the garden - of course. Cake for the day - of course.
Honestly - I wasn't asked - I volunteered and  am delighted to do it too.

Bunting all in hand, and would have been finished, but it needed pressing and the weather has been glorious here - but HOT - so pressing will take place a bit later when the sun is no longer shining, and then it just needs adding to the tape. Sorted.

 Not starting ANYTHING else (at the moment!!)


  1. Phew! You have been busy. Love your mini quilt, and well done for finishing first. Your little dress will be so sweet so look forward to seeing more of that. I saw those shorts in person(so to speak) and they are great fun and any little child will love them. Bunting looks good, cake will be delish now go and have a lie down in a darkened room x x

  2. Quilt great and the shorts are wonderful and greatly appreciated. Can not wait to see the the dress.The bunting is good fun and I am sure you are really enjoying being Granny (it's good to be busy keeps you out of trouble)