Thursday, 1 November 2012

It's November!


I've been playing with hexagons a lot this month. That little sewing machine is made from quarter inch hexagons and is part of my Hoop La La swap. I'm still working on the final piece.

I started a new quilt (very unlike me!) in pinks and greys. I still need to add some borders and then it may be a Christmas present if I get the time to finish it.

I was Queen Bee for Stash Bee and have received some beautiful blocks - these were my original ones.

I've made another two incubator quilts to be donated to local baby units - if you'd like to contribute, there's more information here.

I made a Christmassy wall hanging as part of the Tula Pink Sew Along - this was my first project using just solids and I love it. I also love the quilting - copied almost exactly from Tula's model. One day I would love to make the whole ABC quilt.

I have been working on my swap item for the Modern She Made Swap - two of the place mats are ready for quilting, the other two aren't, but I have backing, thread for quilting and heat resistant wadding (which I've never used before).

And I finished my Farmer's Wife Quilt - pieced, quilted, bound and washed - FINISHED!!!! You can see more photos in this post, and in this post - this was my entry for the Autumn Blogger's Quilt Festival - there are some absolutely beautiful quilts on display!

Plans for November: I need to finish off two swap items, and I need to make some progress on the quilts I want to give as Christmas presents - I now have all of the fabric and wadding I need, so now I just need time. I'll also be travelling during November so hopefully I'll get some hand sewing done too.

How was your month?

Linking up with Lynn at Lily's Quilts

Lily's Quilts


Newbie Jen said...

lovely finishes this month, congratulations!

audrey said...

I love your Farmer's Wife! That's the first one I've seen completely finished, and it looks lovely! :)

Beth said...

I am in awe of your Farmer's Wife quilt - it is beautiful!

Leanne said...

All of your projects are wonderful. I love those placemats especially!