Friday, 21 September 2007

Friday afternoon class at The Fat Quarters. Today it was more like a farm yard again than a quilt shop. Margaret has been incubating and hatching eggs for Helen to raise the chicks. These 2 little cuties we think are a boy and a girl so they have been named Emma and John. Eventually we got down to some sewing and this is a picture of Margaret about to start cutting pieces for a new floral quilt. I am still on with the seahorses but they are nearly all pieced together so I will soon be able to get on with the background. I bought a couple of fat quarters and a printed nativity scene for my niece to cut out and sew. It's too soon to think of Christmas surely.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

weekend wanderings


My favourite day out. Lunch at The Herb Patch at Newlands near Ebchester and then on to The Fat Quarters for the Friday afternoon class. It was very quiet with Kim away in America and Emma left in charge(she even found time to do some sewing). Only Janet, Marilyn and myself there. The seahorse quilt is coming on slowly but I bought some lovely thread, to do the applique on the large seahorse. The colour is called Baked Pumpkin - doesn't it remind you of Autumn?


Not so sunny today but did a tiny bit of gardening. Planted a lovely purple chrysanthemum in a pot at the front door, planted out the lavender I bought on holiday at the Jersey lavender farm and harvested some of the existing lavender to dry.

tilda creations

This is a picture of the tilda witch Jenny made a few weeks ago - isn't it great

she is busy making a mouse at the moment but so far it doesnt have a nose yet

Sunday, 2 September 2007


The first seahorse is starting to take shape, although it is more like doing a jigsaw than quilting! I'm still not sure yet whether it will be a quilt or a wall hanging - we'll see how it goes ...

The fabric is a mixture of batiks I bought on holiday and the pattern is from Monkey Buttons.