Saturday, January 29, 2011

Finished Quilt

Finished the quilt I was very happy with how the binding turned out, all the corners were perfect.

I am not mad about the colours though, I really used all my scraps. I was trying to pick masculine colours, though not sure I succeeded very well.

I do like the blue gingham border, I think it brings the quilt together in a blue sort of way.

I am going to gift it this weekend. And even though all my squares don't match up there was a lot of love put into it. Its for my Dad after all.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My Creative Space

This week I am playing along here.

Its a quilt for my Dad.

I have the top done. Each block is 7 inches in size. The quilt has been on my list of things to get started for ages. I plan to add some dark green sashing all around.

And then I only have to quilt it and add the binding, not my favorite part. This is the biggest quilt I've ever done, it will be 50 X 60 when done, so the quilting should be interesting. I hope he will like the colours.

Check out more creative goodness over at Kootoyoo.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vintage Pattern

I planned to get this dress finished for Christmas, but unfortunately didn't have the time. Today I finally hemmed it. Only two weeks late. Its a sixties pattern, it has princess seams, which I love.

I made view H, but with sleeves.

The dress had a really low v-neck which was gaping after I had finished it. So I made an alteration in the shoulder seams, and now the neck sits flat.

The fabric is fabulous Liberty of London, and it cost me next to nothing. I hope to wear this when weather improves.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Thank You Mia for the above award. That has really made my day, week, and dare I say year. Mia makes gorgeous felt handbags and fab appliqued cushions to name but a few. 

There are 4 duties to perform to accept the award:
1. thank and link back to person who awarded you (done)
2. share 7 things about yourself (done)
3. pay it forward to 15 recently discovered bloggers (done, well any number is ok really)
4. contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

 As part of the award I have to reveal 7 things about myself. Well, here goes.
1. I love to read classic novels mostly from 19th century. 
2.I love going places in our self build camper , mainly around Ireland, but we do occasionally venture outside of here!
3. I'm a qualifed science teacher
4. I love to make soup
5. Travelling is one of my passions
6. I love watching all the old musicals
7. I have a fear of flying, not great when having the travel bug

Here is my list of blogs I'd like to nominate, not quite 15, I know

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

Hard to believe Christmas has come and gone. So much activity for one day.

My New Year's resolutions are as follows

BLOG more
Write to do lists
Sew more clothes I can wear
Eat less
Walk every day

A final reminder of our beautiful white Christmas
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