Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Give me a break!!

My Snooker Table quilt for Jackie's retirement present (blogged about lots but please see here for one at the beginning) is coming along nicely so why the title to this post (other than it's snooker related?!)

DH has arranged for the builders to come in on MONDAY ... yes that's next Monday ... 5 days from today. And they will be working in my quilting room (loft) for 7 days (yeah, right!) to fix the 'unstable roof' so everything, yes EVERYTHING has to come out of the loft by Sunday night. So much for all the sewing on this quilt I was planning to do over the weekend *sigh*

Well, I'm just going to have get on with it, snatching an hour here and there where I can. And DH has promised to set me up in the dining room until I can get back in the loft! I'll share all the before and after photos with you from Monday :)

Here's my 'pattern' for this quilt, courtesy of Google images:

Here's where I'm up to after two non-stop hours tonight. First the corner pockets:

Not sure yet whether I'm going to round off the corners or not when I do the binding:

And all the frames and pockets are done. Once I'd worked out the pattern for one pocket, it really was easy to crack on and piece the others. I still have to applique the pockets but at least all my balls are fixed! Amazing what you can achieve when you have to. Jackie's leaving party is on June 13th ... yikes!!:

What do you think of it so far??

Hoping to get all the front pieced by Saturday morning ... then the major upheaval begins!

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday


  1. You're doing a great job, she's a lucky lady!

  2. I think it is really cool!!! Very unique and exciting to piece I imagine:)

  3. That's brilliant! Genius. And getting Steve Davis to autograph it, what a coup! And what a nice man :)
    Commiserations re the builders, but at least you wont be without any sewing space. Love your hubby setting you up in the interim - there's a man who knows the value of a good quilt in the winter :D xx

  4. This is such a fun quilt. I'm sure she will love it. Very cute!

  5. Love seeing the progress, Jennifer! Sorry to hear about the temporary move to the living room... The quilt looks great... I'm a little jealous!

  6. Epic. And wood grain fabric! I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

  7. Very cool - it's really starting to look like a snooker table. Sometimes you can get more done in small snatches here and there than a whole swack of time. I hope though, that your temporary move works out well in the mean time for you.

  8. Wow, it's looking incredible. You are amazing!
    The builders coming is quite inconvenient, but with DH willing to set you up a temporary space it will be an adventure. When you move back in to your loft it will be a chance to have it all clean and organized.
    Is that a "trying to see the bright side" thing or what? *winking with a smile*

  9. She is going to LOVE this. It is coming along fabulously. Will you be adding the sticks too?


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