Sunday, 4 November 2012

Happiness is......

finally finding time to make up the blocks for my new quilt.   I think I'm in love......


can't wait to snuggle under it.   Looks like Licky can't wait to snuggle on it either.

Now before you notice my little faux pas I'll tell you where it is.   Third row down... right hand side there are three blocks going in the same direction and looking like a row of egg timers.  Not any more.  I've turned the two blue/cream ones through 90 degrees.  Looks better now.    

This week I'm going to join the blocks and add the borders if it kills me.   I've not bought backing fabric for this quilt but I do have a lot of fabric left over from the top.   So I'm thinking of piecing squares for the back.  Quite like the idea of a reversible quilt too.... one side for me.... one for the pussies! 

Because you're not allowed to see any of the other projects I've been working on I had to buy a book to have something to show you.....


I know it's lame but it's the only excuse I could come up with for succumbing to the lure of  yet another
gorgeous quilting book from Edyta Sitar.

Raewyn... bet you a pound to a penny you can't watch this video without ordering it..... that goes for the rest of you too......;o))


 


I think I'm becoming an Edyta addict... one of these days I'll actually make one of her quilts instead of just drooling over them.   Problem is choosing which one........ watch this space.

While I'm on the subject of books.....  my mum surprised me with this.....


do you think she's trying to tell me something??   She also bought me one titled 'Wrinklies' Wit & Wisdom'... I'm not sure if I should be offended! 

What else.

Sally came over last week to layer up her latest quilt.....


It's a birthday present for her niece who's about to be 8 and is mad about pink.  I think she'll love it don't you.    Do you recognise the pattern?    Yep.... it's another take on  Nanny Sharons Picnic Quilt a real all time favourite of our little gang.

Cute flower block eh.....


Now you've seen it all.   Other news......

A decision has been made and a car has been ordered.    Something to think about..... how come a man who is convinced the world is going to end on 21st December orders a car for delivery in January.  Am I missing something? 

I blame National Geographic Channels Doomsday Preppers show for encouraging Mac and making him harder to spot in the garden....


Before I go I thought you might like to see part of my favourite road to the supermarket at this time of year.  The road just travelled.....

and the road ahead.....


I love living here!

I'm going now.  I've a bit of binding to stitch before I'm allowed to go to bed tonight.  No... I can't tell you what I'm binding you'll just have to wait to see.

Have a great week everyone....

See ya soon....
Josie X

Ooop's thought I'd better tell you that's not really Mac in camoflage......it's an actual prepper from the TV show.  But if Mac asks me to stitch us matching outfits like that I'll be sure to let you know ;o)

12 comments:

LynCC said...

Hi, Josie. Haha! I love your excuse for buying a book. ;D And wow - Mac looks great there. That's a gorgeous road. I'd love living there, too. :)

Susan said...

Your new quilt looks great, wouldn't have noticed the blocks if you didn't point them out. Definitely using your excuse for book binding! I love where you live too - beautiful.

Raewyn said...

Well that about does it - now I'll just have to hit the buy now button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Your new quilt is just lovely - and a pieced back sounds great. Your road is very picturesque :-) as is Mac!

Lynda said...

I love your new quilt - the colours are so soft and cosy-looking. And the road to your supermarket - far out - it's beautiful.

Kathy said...

...and I thought I had lame excuses for buying crafty-sewy thongys!!! Your quilt-to-be looks lovely - I like a bit of wonky block placement (I'm quite expert at it :) Please tell where your supermarket road is...I am keen to win a bet with Mr G!

Shirley said...

You make me laugh Josie. Wish I had thought of that excuse to buy a book and now I am very tempted. Spend the old boy's christmas present money on fabric instead if he thinks the world is going to end on Dec 21st. That will teach him?!!!! Lovely stitching. Your friends quilt has just given me an idea for a quilt for my new great niece who is named Daisy.

Darlene said...

Josie, I love when you post - you always make me giggle and snicker. Not at you, mind you, but with you.

Love, love, love your quilt on the design wall. Edyta's books are fab aren't they? The picnic quilt is beyond adorable.

Not sure about the whole camo thing. LOL

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hi Josie,I have loved visiting your blog today, what a fun post. And I am kinda in love with your design wall quilt too... stunningly gorgeous!!

Anthea said...

Hi Josie this is just such a great post to read!
Well one on picking up the quilt block layout error, you would kick yourself to stitch it together, and realise that afterwards, ggrrr...
Such beautiful pics of the roads near your home, just like a postcard.
Happy bind stitching!

rosie said...

Hi Miss Josie,
Just lovin' your new quilt... Isn't Edyta the best designer...
xx

Kindred Quilts said...

Hi Josie. Love the colors of the quilt on your design wall... so soft! And what a great idea to make it reversible! Glad to hear that the guy in the overgrown camo outfit isn't your hubby... had me wondering there for a minute! And if I travelled a road to a grocery store that looked like that, I think I would be food shopping everyday! Happy sewing!

Marie said...

Love your quilt. I made one very similar a few years back and it has become a favourite - it was Frothy by Kaffe Fassett. And Sally's quilt is adorable - someone is going to be VERY happy when they get it.