Sunday, October 20, 2013

A4A QAL, PIF gift and a few purchases.

Today I managed to get my quilt top together and start to cut out some of the border squares before my son and grandsons came over for a swim.
Next step, the borders.
Earlier in the year I received a Pay It Forward gift from Terry in the USA. It was then my turn to ask three people if they would like a gift from me within the next year, to leave their names on my blog post. They had to be willing to then forward on three gifts to three other recipients after receiving my gift.  The three people who left their names on my post were Wendy, Cheryll and Terry. Last week I sent my first gift to Wendy in New Zealand and she has received it so I can now post a photo. I have borrowed the photos from Wendy's blog as mine were deleted by mistake so thank you Wendy.

I sent a table runner, a mug rug with Wendy's initial , a 2014 Friendship Calendar, some chocolates  and as I know by reading her blog, Wendy loves French General fabrics, I popped in a La Belle Fleur charm pack.
The fabric in the table runner is Vintage Modern and is a Dawn Hay design. The stitchery is by Michelle Ridgeway from Rag Tag Stitchin .
So one down with the next two almost ready to go, will be touch soon Cheryll and Terry.
To finish I will show a few purchases I made at the quilt show last week.
Natalie Bird purchases : wool felt, In My Garden book,  labels, pattern.
Wire hangers, ric racs, threads, buttons, scissors & felt.
Fabric and panel for Jake's quilt.
I couldn't resist this pattern as I have a Kasuri Jellyroll in my stash. Am going to add some sashiko stitching to the borders so bought a metre of the pre-printed fabric and some thread.

As we were walking out the door, my friend saw some of these and as I love owls I decided to buy this one.
I bought a few more fabrics , patterns and my friend and I are going to make a chenille bag so will show them later.
Till next time Happy Stitching.  


  1. Your quilt top looks wonderful! I can't wait to see it with the borders on! :0)

  2. You put together a lovely PIF parcel for Wendy. I'm sure she loved everything. Lots of lovely goodies purchased at the Quilt Show. I guess that means we'll be seeing lots of projects coming up!

  3. Lovely PIF for Wendy. Love the goodies from the show. Hugs,xx

  4. Wonderful parcel sent to Wendy . All the goodies look terrific, I love the necklace !!

  5. Gosh this was such an oohy and ahhy post for me :) The gifts for pif are stunning, lucky Wendy. Just adore all of your purchases, really love Jake's panel, and the sashiko with that quilt will be incredible :) Even not being an owl person, your necklace is just gorgeous :)
    Oh.. and your A4A top looks fabulous :)

  6. My goodness you have really been your gift to Wendy and your purchases at the quiltshow were fabulous. You must be having much warmer weather than we are Noela, as we are in our winter woolies today, while you are talking about swimming.

  7. What a gorgeous post Noela - the PIF makes are just lovely, what a happy parcel for Wendy!
    And your Show purchases are fun - lots of creativity to be had!! x

  8. what lovely pics of gifts made and your a4a top. love the fabrics in the top and great purchases from the quilt show.

  9. Beautiful precision quilt! Love you buys (such a cute owl necklace!)

  10. Doesn't your quilt top look wonderful! I saw the goodies you made over at Wendy's blog, she is a lucky girl, the gifts you made her are adorable.

  11. Noela your A4A is gorgeous! Can't wait to see it with the borders on. Lucky Wendy receiving such lovely gifts... especially her own initialed mug rug. No dripping drinks on that one! ;o) Love the goodies you bought at the show too. You're going to be busy.