Saturday, February 21, 2009

Busy Week, Family / Quilting

This week has flown but I have managed to get quite a few things done. I also caught up with my sister who I haven't seen for a few weeks. We went to the first of a concert series of 5 put on by the Logan City Council. It was called a Tribute to Frank Spencer and was really enjoyable with some comedy as well as singing thrown in. The next one in March will be a Tribute to Julie Andrews. Afterwards Sue and I went for lunch to the Coffee Club and caught up on what we have been doing since we last saw each other.

I have been busy stitching this week and have completed Block 2 of the Christmas Wish BOM by Gail Pan (see photo above). Also finished stitching Block 9 of my Sunshine Frolics quilt. The border fabrics have arrived so now I will check the blocks are square, stitch them together and put the borders on. This quilt has a scalloped edge so should be interesting as I have not done this before.
I also made good progress with my Giggle Button project. I finished the butterfly stitchery and stitched the bag pieces together so I could attach the stitchery to the bag front. Not much to go to finish it off, just add the handles, lining and buttons of course. I changed the thread colours a little bit to better match the materials I am using. I am pleased with the way it is coming together.
I added some hand quilting to my Merry and Bright table runner and machine sewed the binding today ready for hand stitching next week. Then I can add another WISP to my monthly list. The final border has been sewn onto my Mystery quilt. I was very lucky as I thought I may not have enough material but just scraped in with the tiniest bit leftover. See photos below. That's me holding the quilt up for a better view. I even combed my hair for the occasion unfortunately Chris couldn't get both the quilt and me in the photo so a headless version of me will have to do. So now all that's left for me to do, is to quilt it. Helen (Hugs from Helen) explained how she quilted hers on her blog, so this will help as I find the quilting or what design to use, is the hardest part for me. I have just set up, with Chris's help, a John Watts quilting frame, so will attempt to learn how to use it over the next few weeks, months, years and hopefully get all the quilt tops I have completed, finished. Won't that be great!!!!

Better go as I have lots more to do today. Tomorrow we are going to Warwick to see a friend race his Mustang, here's hoping it's a good day. Not too hot or raining or too many flies (Aeroguard is already packed).


  1. I love the fabric you've used on the Merry block - so pretty! Your mystery quilt looks wonderful, too!

  2. Your quilt looks great Noela, lovely to see you are going well with the christmas blocks too.