Monday, 28 December 2015

This Won't be a Long Post

 Despite the fact that its been almost a month since I last made it onto here!!

I have been making things - (18 dozen Mince Pies so far this season!) but lots were for gifts. And to be truthful, I can't really remember what has happened in the last month!!

Darling Daughter decided (not QUITE at last minute) that she was going to make a Christmas table runner and 8 place mats, so she visited my cupboard and found this Fat Quarter Bundle that I have been stroking for a couple of years.
  And no more ado but the ribbon was undone and favourite pieces removed!!
 She is such a brave girl!!!

I did play at making a few more of the beaded baubles. This is such a fun thing to try. Expect to see more of these during the year.
 I managed to take a snap of some stockings made for a friend to give her niece.

We have the instructions for our Mini Mania Challenge. December has been combined with January and this month we have to make a Mini Sampler with a minimum of Nine blocks.  Fabrics for that have been chosen but no sewing at the moment.  The group is open to all, so if you fancy a small project each month with NO PRESSURE! then pop over and see what is going on.

 So we say Hi and Bye to 2015 and looking forward to making things on my list for 2016. I don't make New Year Resolutions, if you're going to make a change - start today!! 
I have made myself a promise to be a bit more organised in 2016 so we will see how that goes!

 Happy New Year Everyone - See you on the other side!!

Friday, 4 December 2015

November Mini Mania Reveal

 This month's Challenge was to make 9 Churn Dash Blocks into a Mini measuring no more than 20".  Simple eh?

Well first there was the debate about what is a Churn Dash!!  After much a bit of discussion it was agreed (was there any doubt?) about what constituted a Churn Dash and off we went.

Mine measured 9" including the borders
 But then I made another measuring 19" and still included the ( blocks

 Jo started off really small too, but then wasn't happy with this one
 So she also made another! Blogged Here

 Angie made One block - a Wonky one, which took lots of working out, cutting and trimming - but what a lovely result
 Carole also went TINY with pieced centres  - Blogged here

 Becca used up some HST"s from another project to make this lovely two tone - blogged here

 Dee was up to her usual tricks and created a completely different Mini using up some spare Jen Kingwell blocks too - Blogged Here

always outside the box!
 And SewGentle also used up some spare HTS's and made this lovely gentle Aqua mini 

 All in all a great months contributions.
We are combining December and January as folk seem to be a bit busy at this time of year. Anyway - We are making a Mini Sampler Quilt with a minimum of nine different blocks with a maximum finished measurement of 20" .

At this point minds have started racing. We will have sneak peaks as we go with a reveal at the end of January.

Anyone can join in the fun, fancy joining us? Pop over here to see

On another note, I have made a rather pretty beaded bauble
and LOVED the process so plan to make a couple more. My Mini may have to take a back seat this week!