Zing it’s gone, that was 2017! Oh dear my UFOs seem to be growing. This is one made at a workshop I attended with Jane at The Sewing Barn
We sewed a collage of fabrics onto a sketch, simple but really fun. I layered the squirrel and quilted it, then after cutting it out layered it onto a background sandwich and quilted again. Because of all the layers it’s quite heavy so I need to find a way of mounting it for hanging. Perhaps on a stretched frame but the size is wrong! Next time I’ll work it out backwards. Jane’s hare is lovely she’s going to do more.
Next UFO is a 24″ triptych challenge for my exchange partner in Idaho. It’s part of TQS’s miniature quilt exchange with over 300 couples across the world taking part. I’m really excited about it and we’re hoping our quilts will be selected for showing in Houston this year. I’ll share it later in the year and explain more then but for now we have to keep it secret.
This UFO (one block made in a year – oops) is a collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and will be for me!
I actually completed a couple of challenges for Worksworth Quilting. The first was to use a given piece of red stripey fabric in an A4 quilt any theme. Here’s ‘Where’s Wally’ and the other entries. Amazing what everyone came up with. Lots of seaside but it was summer.
The second challenge was an A4 quilt of one of the 12 days of Christmas. 2 turtle doves, I’m glad I didn’t get 10 lords a leaping. I moaned for weeks until inspiration struck after seeing an image on Pinterest. It’s just simple fused applique and fused binding. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of the other days of Christmas, perhaps at our next show.
‘My Country Home’ BOM quilt is finally quilted and bound. Only took 2 years and apologies to those who’ve seen it.
One of the big highlights of the year was to welcome Silvio into the family when he married Peter my eldest son in Copenhagen. The building and room look amazing and they’re a handsome couple.
A photo of my immediate family blinking into the sun up at Middleton Top on boxing day before retiring home to one of my husband’s amazing curries and Exploding Cats.
and to finish I have to add a pic of scrumptious grandson Thomas