Monday, 1 October 2012

Downhill to Christmas!

September was good: four finished quilts, a finished quilt top, and three new projects!

The four finishes were:
Sew Intertwined - I joined in the quilt along and finished it in time to link it up (and win a prize) and give it to my parents' next door neighbour who was absolutely over the moon that I should have thought of her and put the work into such a lovely gift for her - this is why I quilt - it brings such happiness.

Sebastian's Quilt. Sebastian isn't even due yet - not until next week. Unfortunately he came early weighing just 3lb12oz. We went to meet him just last week, butunfortuantely the quilt was just two blocks short then. I've since finished it and can't wait to give it to him - well his Mum and Dad really, cause I think he'll have to grow into it. Him and Mum are both doing really well.

Papillon - my first finished Christmas present this year. I still need to make its twin!

Mini Swoon - finally quilted to give me the chance to pratice with my new walking foot. And I love how it's turned out - not perfect but..... only God is perfect :) Now I needto decide what to do with it.

Farmer's Wife: I had hoped to get this finished by the end of September to link up to Q3 of the Finish Along. Although I didn't make this deadline, having it really pushed this quilt forward. I really didn't enjoy all of the sashing, but it now looks so good - I couldn't resist two pictures of it my collage. It's sitting next to my sewing machine basted and ready to quilt.

October is my turn to be Queen Bee for Stash Bee, so I spent a few hours creating my blocks and writing a tutorial. I'm planning a quilt for my Great Aunt with these blocks and I can't wait to see what comes through my letterbox.

And I started two projects too
Leanne started off her Mod Pop Quilt Along and just yesterday I finally got my first block made. This will be another Christmas present, fingers crossed!

And I fell in love with and bought a Joy Jelly Roll (Kate Spain). I've picked a very straightforward pattern to show off the fabrics.

Last year's Christmas quilt was made from Countdown to Christmas and when a friend saw it, she asked for one too, she bought all the fabric and I've just started Countdown to Christmas Mark II with two blocks.

Linking up with Lynne at Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day
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Mareenchen said...

I can see why you'd love your Farmer's Wife so much - the picture against the window is incredible! Have a great October.

Sue Wild said...

Gosh, you have been productive! It must be difficult to fit in work too,I find it gets in the way of my sewing.