Saturday, 20 February 2016

February catch up ...

I think the same person who stole January is doing a very good job this month too! 

A busy few weeks and a visitor from Jersey ... I've been working on lots of different projects which I'd like to share with you. 

My friend Mandy was celebrating the big 50 and I'd bought her some perfume but wanted to add a couple of hand-made gifts too ... well, it was a special birthday! Mandy loves, really loves, bags and shoes so that made my fabric choice easy. DH has made me a small design board so I put it to excellent use:

I haven't made a Pants Bag (as I call them) for a while and this was a mini one - perfect for a mini break (not for mini pants, DH!) and a matching zipped cosmetics bag. She loved them:

I have also been working on blocks for a Bee I'm part of - this is for the quilt drive organised for the charity Siblings Together. I'm going to do a full post on that soon to publicise the great work this charity does. These are the January blocks I made for Maria @sewlovetosew ... I also make the Queen Bee a matching zipped bag:

Last weekend, my quilty friend, Sarah @quiltcandy came for a quilting weekend - all the way from Jersey to North Wales just to see me and sew! I had done my research and not far from the airport (Frodsham), I found us a lovely LQS called Sew Simple - very friendly and a great choice. This was my 'little purchase': 

Clever Sarah had made me this beautiful embroidered hoop, now proudly hung in my sewing room:

Amongst other things, we both made an open wide zippered pouch using Anna Graham's tutorial @noodlehead - you must make one; and it's a great tutorial. Mine:


We had the most delightful time, sewing and chatting, eating and drinking! After Sarah went home on Sunday, I started to make this little pram quilt: My 'own design' (as much as one can claim such a thing for a simple quilt) which came together so quickly that I'd finished it by supper and was able to hand it over on Monday: 

And fleecy hearts on the back:

So, there you go ... most (but not all!) of what I've been working on since my last blog post. Don't forget, I'm on Instagram too ... 

Hope you're all enjoying your quilting as much as I am! Linking up to Amandab Jean @crazymomquilts and Sarah @confessionsofafabricaddict


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  2. February has just blown by for me too. What a great month with all this quilty goodness and a sewing weekend with a friend is sooo fun. You girls killed it with those bags. Will March go by slow so we can do more stitching, I doubt it. Time goes so fast in the sewing lane....

  3. I already love your drawstring bag design. Looks like I'm going to need to start on zipped pouches. Your quilt and projects are darling!

  4. Where have the last two months gone? You've done well, and your open wide pouch is darling. As is all the rest of it!


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