Saturday, 31 December 2011

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Way back in January I made a couple of Quilting Aims for myself.  I didn't get there with all of them but I did stick to Number 1 which was most important to me - Quilt because it makes me smile not because it is one more thing on my to do list.  I have really enjoyed this fabulous hobby this year.  I have also made some great bloggy (and real life) friends and am chuffed by how many of you follow and comment on my posts - so thank you!

I didn't make all the quilts in my head because 324 is a bit much in one year but I did make some quilts, quilt tops & knickers that I and thankfully the people I gave some of them to (not the knickers) really like.


I only have 2 aims for 2012 - continue to quilt because I love it and use up some of the fabric I love that I have been hoarding.  My work in progress list is down to 4 which is unheard of for me so I am going to spend the next couple of days planning some new quilts so expect a post on that and a giveaway as part of my "Year of the Stash" project for 2012.

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day on Lilys Quilts.

Fresh Sewing Day

Happy New Year!

Friday, 30 December 2011

The quilt I really wanted to make

Ever since I first started quilting I had this quilt  by Cluck Cluck Sew bookmarked and later favourited on Flickr and later again pinned on Pinterest.  I don't quite know why it has taken me until now to make it.

Tilda Triangles Quilt

I bought the fabrics 18 months ago and have been making HSTs every so often for the last 9 months or so.

Tilda Triangles Quilt

For some unknown reason I decided that the 3 weeks before Christmas was the ideal time to finish this.

Tilda Triangles Quilt

Thankfully it quilted really easily!

Tilda Triangles Quilt

I love this one!

Tilda Triangles Quilt

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Why have I never made a cushion before?

I love making quilts.  I love choosing the fabric, not quite so keen on the cutting but love piecing, quilting and the final hand sewing of the binding.  But it takes quite a long time to make a quilt.  I can't quite believe it has taken me until now to realise the potential of a cushion (pillow if you must).  It's like a quilt in miniature.  Ok it doesn't keep you warm but it looks pretty and takes a fraction of the time to make.

Remember this quilt I made my Granny for her 80th birthday?

Iris & Delilah Quilt

I decided to make her a cushion to go with it for her Christmas present.

Tanya Whelan Delilah Cushion

Cushion Envelope back

Fabric are all Tanya Whelan Delilah on the front and Amy Butler on the envelope back.  I am really pleased with how it went except for the missed line of quilting I have just noticed now I have taken a photo :( .

I see a lot more cushions in mine (and my nearest and dearest's) futures.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Bye Bye November


There wasn't a lot of sewing this month but I am really pleased with what I did get done including finishing a quilt and almost a quilt top as well as a lot of trimming of triangles and a little hexagon making.

Linking up with Lily Quilts Fresh Sewing Day 

Fresh Sewing Day

and I just about qualify for the Small Blog Meet

Small Blog Meet