Friday, 11 March 2011

I made a decision.....

and I did it in two days!   That qualifies as a 'snap' decision for me.    You can guess what I was like in a sweet shop when I was a kid.  

I decided on Irish Chain and I'm making it a double!  That's a double chain not a double quilt.   Here's how it's going so far....


I know it's only 3 blocks... but it's a start and I love them.   I'm using the re-claimed Patisserie with some blue's from the Breakfast at Tiffany's range which I was lucky to get in a Moda Scrap Bag.

Heck... I just worked out that I have to piece 1200+  2" squares..... this could take a while!

My quilty pal Chris came over yesterday.  Had a really lovely day sewing and chewing the fat.... as usual.    I messed about with my squares while she made a start on a Disappearing Nine Patch....


Gorgeous fabric!   It's Evening Mist from Moda.   I'm thinking bags.... Japanese style bags.  Wonder if I can persuade Chris to part with some of it.....she has mountains of it..... wonder if she's fond of her toe nails!

That was yesterday.   This is how my table looks today.....


The work in progress is Nanny Sharon's Picnic Quilt  from Threadbare Creations.  I fell in love with it and just had to make it 'exactly' like hers.   The fabric... Moda Cotton Blossoms took some tracking down as it's been around a while. 

The plan is to finish piecing this over the weekend.  Shouldn't take me too long.  Then it can be the first quilt to go on the frame for quilting.    

Some more stitching on this is on the cards for the weekend too.....


I must be stitching in slow motion it's taking me so long to do this.    I have a need for speed as these arrived yesterday too.... thanks Sandy


How am I going fit in making hexagon's?    I've had to put the magazine down for now because  Mad Mac was getting worried about me licking the photograph of Raspberry Crumble!!    Think this diet is getting to me....... better go and find food before I actually eat the mag!! 

Till next time....

Josie X

2 comments:

Lynda said...

Good grief! With all those projects, when do you sleep???

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow! YOu do have alot on the go at the moment!! Good on you! Your Vignette is looking good!! :) I was the same with mag 2... except it was the pancakes for me. Have started cutting hexies...!!