Monday, May 19, 2014

What's been happening since my last post.....

I can't believe I haven't posted for over 2 weeks so here is a bit of a summary of what I have been up to. I managed to finally put the binding and a label on my Cabin in the Woods topper.

Above are the things I worked on for FNSI hosted by Wendy from Sugar Lane Quilts. Thanks for hosting Wendy. To see what everyone else did just click on the FNSI logo on my side bar.
The top photos are of  the topper all finished  for the May OPAM list. To say I am pleased with this quilt is an understatement, my quilting is getting better at last.
The wall hanging underneath is simply made but is a quote I seem to use more and more these days. The panel piece was given to me by my dear friend Jan after she returned home from holidays. All the ladies in our group got one with different sayings but mine fits me to a tee.  I added borders, did a bit of quilting, added some buttons and a hanger. Thank you Jan for my gift.  So another finish for May.
Yesterday I attended my Sunday Stitchers group. We had a fun day with a great turn up of ladies.
I am in a row by row quilt along with 6 other ladies from the group. Each month we swap a different bag and add another row to the quilt top. This was our third row.  So far we made our own first row of flowers, the next one we added a pin wheel row and this month a star row. By the end we will have all added a row to each person's quilt. Can't wait to see what they will look like when we get our own top back. The rows are 5" by 40" finished.
I did a sample of my star block to make sure it was the correct size and this is it. Of course it's made from my own scraps, can't show the finished product just yet and spoil the surprise when they are completed.

This is the brown paper bag heading back to be swapped. It is fun picking out the fabrics from the stash inside the bag.  I now have a new bag and this month we are making hearts.
Yesterday one of our group had her last day for a while as she is due to have her first baby in a few weeks.

Above is the group quilt made by several of the ladies and this beautiful nappy cake made by our very clever Teresa C. A basket of goodies was also given but I forgot to take a photo of that.
Tatyana, I wish you and your hubby all the very best for the safe arrival of your little girl. Will miss you at the group.

Birthdays this month, Maria, Maree and Tatyana. Here they are ready to open their fat quarters. HAPPY BIRTHDAY lovely ladies. Enjoy your fabrics.
Now I have a few more photos to show from the day but will leave it until the next post.
I will close with the flowers my hubby gave me on Mothers Day.

The roses lasted for several days but on Friday the lily's decided to at last make an appearance.
Well that is all from me tonight, hopefully it won't be so long next time.
Till then Happy Stitching.......... Hugs..........


  1. Time does get away, but I'm glad you've still had time for sewing. Great topper, and looks like a fun day with your stitching group.

  2. Beautiful topper Noela and gorgeous flowers. Big hugs and much love to Tatyana as she waits for her new baby....very sweet quilt xx

  3. lovely log cabin in the woods Noela,its very pretty and have good does Tatkis look she is glowing and what gorgeous flowers Noela,hope you have a lovely evening.xx

  4. Your log cabin in the woods topper is lovely , well done . Congrats to your friend on her up coming baby girl . Your brown bag RR sounds like fun .

  5. Lovely table topper, Noela. The quilt you girls made for Tatyana is lovely.

  6. You have been busy...your projects are amazing..what an amazing group

  7. Love the Christmas quilt. Fabulous day on Sunday. Hugs,xx

  8. Love the "Cabin" quilt - it looked great. I am having fun with these rows too - its interesting to see what was done on previous rows when you get a new to decide on which heart pattern . .

  9. lots of sewing happening.............and a lovely day with the girls............

  10. A great FuN post ...with lovely pic's too!
    Looks like so much friendship is shared at your meetings! :)

  11. Love the Christmas Topper.
    You always have such fun when you ladies get together....

  12. Lovely topper, sounds like lots of fun with your get togethers !!

  13. Yay Noela - the Cabin quilt is a triumph, it looks so good, well done... and it's great to read that your quilting confidence is growing too. That's what crafting is about, challenging yourself to learn & grow in skill - Well Done!!

  14. Great post Noela, I love your table topper, reminds me of Christmas and I love catch you next meeting day..

  15. Lovely quilts and hanging!
    Thanks again for my wonderful gifts :)


  16. Lovely post, your cabin in the woods is beautiful. Lovely seeing all the news from your quilting day too. xx

  17. Hello Noela, love the table topper...Log Cabin is a favourite of mine.