Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Monday Class

Christmas over, new grandson born safe and sound, winter cough/cold dealt with (lots of cough medicine/ibuprofen/throat tablets/honey and whiskey) Yes I threw everything at it. And finally I get back to Monday class.

It's just as well I decided that January would be Finish a U.F.O. month!

And the U.F.O. I'm going to finish is the second of the three logcabin quilt tops I made last year in Monday Class.

It's all layered up now, ready to finish the binding.
Which
I'm going to bring over from the back.
AND
This will be my next video lesson
(how to bind a quilt by bringing the backing fabric
over to the front of the quilt.)

Meanwhile, Judith C has been busy on a strippy spree
Here is her latest piece

 Simply elegant

And I'll leave you today with this picture of my new grandson William
attending his first Quilting Class
with Julie, Jean, Joan and Gaynor


Yours in Stitches, Joy

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Pride comes before a fall......

Well, I just had to let you know this my Quilty Friends.

Remember last weeks post and video re making a Baby Fleece as a wonderful Baby Gift?

I was so pleased with myself - baby not even born yet and the gift was finished.
That's the great side to knowing what sex the baby is before it's born - you can confidently make/buy pink or blue.
And just to remind you how pretty the Girly Baby Fleece was.

Well, I have baby news...
In the early hours of this morning
Amy had her baby
BUT
It came as a great surprise to everyone
She's a BOY

Oh well, back to the drawing board for me..........

Monday, 13 January 2014

Baby fleece

I'd like to share with you my Quilty Friends a video of how to make a wonderful 
quick, easy and cute Baby Gift.
Using a pre bought Baby Fleece and  twenty  5" squares of
brushed cotton fabric.
(or any size/type of fabric or pattern you fancy)



The previous one I made like this was a Stripy one 
They are the perfect size to use as a little cover
for the pram/pushchair/stroller and car seat
Sew
What are you waiting for....
Click below to watch my 'How to Video Lesson'
Enjoy x

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Welcome 2014

Well, my Quilty Friends, here we are in 2014.
I should be posting today on our first Monday Class of the new year.
BUT
Sometimes life gets in the way
AND
To kick the year off in real style - in the early hours of Monday January 6th our 3rd grandchild (1st grandson) was born. Which meant there was no Monday Class for me this week.
Isn't he gorgeous.
Our two grandaughters are 14 and 17 so we were ready for a new baby to fuss over.

That reminds me. I must finish the baby quilt I'm making him.
 I've still got to put his Alphabet Jungle quilt top onto the wadding and backing.


Isn't it funny how the new year creates a new buzz - everyone seems chipper, happy and ready for a new challenge.

BUT
Before we start any new class projects. Let's take just ONE U.F.O. and give it a little bit of love and attention.

Sew
Can I ask you to unpack one of your U.F.O.'s - take a good look at it. And ask yourself this question.
Do I want to finish this project?
Yes?
No?
Either way can I make a few suggestions?
Have you thought of changing the project?
For instance one of the log cabin tops I made earlier this - sorry - last year took a detour on it's journey and changed from a traditional quilt (top wadding and backing) into a fleece quilt.
A friend gave me a fleece and it was just the right colours for the log cabin top. So I simply tied and stitched the logcabin top onto the fleece, and it made a much appreciated Christmas pressie for my son-in-law.

You could downsize your u.f.o. making it into a smaller quilt, a few cushions a bag.........

OR how about taking your U.F.O. to your local quilt group and asking others what they might suggest you do with the project. Two heads are often better than one.

Sometimes you just need a little space before continuing a project and you u.f.o. may now fill you with inspiration to finish the project you began.
Whatever you decide is ok.
If you want to can pack it back up and put it away.
But
At least you've tried.

I'm off now to finish one of my u.f.o.'s - the baby quilt.
AND
Hopefully I'll be at Monday Class next week.

Yours in Stitches,
Joy x 






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