Because once again I am behind with my Blogging, I am putting up random stuff in the hope it will make you smile, it is all work I have been doing for the past whatever….

So the first is the latest UFO I am working on, it is an applique quilt, which I don’t do very often, it is so old I really can’t remember when I started this, these pictures are showing the completion of the top to the border strips….

1. Next UFO2. bits to sort for next ufo3. firstflower block done4 back of flower blockApplique doneCentre all joinedThe borders ready to go onNext are pictures of it pinned up and ready to start quilting, I have opted to use 4oz wadding on this one, not sure but we will see how I get on with it…

applique quiltPinned up with 4oz waddingufo applique quiltNEXT

I made this Rainbow Quilt for my friend Debbie, I presented it to her on Saturday at my group and, oh dear, she cried….sorry Debs… The Mauve is the front, the lime green is the back…


It is just so annoying when the pictures go out of order for me after I have put them on a specific way, grrrr…anyway…


This is JEWEL BOX, another very old UFO which has now been ZAPPED, I made it using my gorgeous Fossil Fern Fabrics and with the black background I think they really do sparkle like jewels, what do you think….


The next picture is of the front seen through the back, I quite like the look of that…



This was a UFO which I have also ZAPPED now, I made this in memory of my mum, it is her favourite colour…

3. Mums log cabin zapped

NEXT – After seeing the Jewel Box made with the Fossil Fern fabrics, I had an idea !!!! you know those light bulb moments, so I pulled out my very tightly packed box of said fabrics and started cutting them up into strip, not all of it, just some, the box was jam packed, you can see I have chopped a lot up, ready for another quilt. YAY….

Fossil Fern box emptyingFossil Fern narrow stripsFossil Fern strips five inch stripsFossil Fern strips two and half inch strips

So, on that teasing note I will close as I feel you have had enough for one days sitting at my Blog. See you soon.

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After such an awful week last week, I had something today that made me laugh out loud, thanks to the lovely Debbie who comes to my group, but is more a friend .

I have to give you a bit of background first; I entered a competition on the radio and if you win they ring you up, any time of the day, so you ought to listen to hear if they are going to be ringing you, well this afternoon I was sewing with my radio on of course and the announcer said, I am just about to ring someone and make them £2,000 better off….. then my phone rang..


Hello says I all of a dither, Hello Jan says Debbie, well from that moment I wasnt over sure of what she was saying as I was half listening to her and the other half to the radio and wondering how can I finish this call without seeming rude before the piece of music ends. ha ha well we had a reasonable conversation and said bye see you in May.

Then, the announcer said I am just about to ring a lady in North…that was all I heard folks, my heart was about to give up on me for sure, but it was Northumberland, not Northampton. Not to worry, I wish the lady who won a lovely time in her flight in a Spitfire which is what she wanted the money for. I have until Friday evening to be pulled out of the hat as it were. The phone is by my side all day. ha ha ha

I rang Debbie back and told her why I seemed so vacant on the phone and we had a good laugh about it, she has wished me luck, thanks Debs, see you soon.

I am still laughing about it folks, the timing was just sooooo perfect.

For those of you who read my previous post and wondered what the 2,208 was about… it is the approximate number of pebbles sewn on the quilt I am entering in the FoQ this year. Just in case you were wondering…….

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Those of you who follow me will know I have been quilting a quilt for the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, to be shown this year, well, I am pleased to say, in fact I am over the moon to say I have just finished the quilting on it. I now have to make sure it is square!!! Bind it. Make a sleeve and attach it. Do a label. Fill in entry form and tada.

Oh yes what do you think of this number…..

2,208 approx  


The quilt for this competition has been made using fabrics my friend Maggi Birchenough dyed especially for me, sadly Maggi is no longer with us, but she did get to see the quilt top just not quilted. I hope she would approve of the finished quilt I have loved every minute [almost] of quilting it, thank you Maggi. These are the three fabrics used for this quilt. I particularly wanted the blue and mauve, and Maggi suggested the lime green, at first I thought she was mad, but it works beautifully with the other two on the quilt, thanks again Maggi, miss you.

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