Sunday, 8 November 2009

I decided that our Weds quilt group would like a challenge, we all took three coordinating FQ's, and swapped them out, not knowing who the recipient would be, so we did not try to choose with a particular person in mind.

We have to return a completed object as a sort of secret santa in the New Year. Again this will be an unknown recipient.

These are the FQ's I received.

Now what am I going to do with these?.....

I have rummaged through my stash, and found this prequilted fabric which I sent for from the states.

My friend Janet from Apple County quilt group, also had some fabric at the same time and made a beautiful bag. I of course lagged behind by a mile. Any way I have used this pretty blue and white and made this bag from a Simplicity pattern.

I found the thickness of the fabric quite difficult, If Imade another I would perhaps try some iron on interfacing, as you have to add bands to the body. It is a bit wonky around the zip, but looks ok from a distance, but I think Janet should volunteer, some tuition.

Have not posted for a couple of weeks, (sorry Kate), have not seemed to have found time, or the inclination in my post flu self pity!

The good news is Tah Dah, I have completely finished my 'gifts from the sea quilt'.

It is my first largish project that I have machine quilted, and I think it got better as I went along. No close ups though, LOL. The pattern is from vintage spool, and a really fun pattern.

I have called it 'Honey is on holiday, Pebbles is on the beach'. For my 2 lovely cavalier spaniels. This is the finished quilt. I need to practice my photography skills too!