Monday, 6 January 2014

Another top..

back to work tomorrow, good job too I think, at this rate I might run out of fabric (insert uproarious laughter) ...





I finished another little top this morning...I know! three tops finished and ready to quilt..phew, I'm exhausted ;o)



A few years ago I bought some boxes of two and a half inch square samples of Moda's new range for that year....



and then I bought these candy bars



can't quite believe that it's over 4 years ago though!! anyway, I've used some of them over the last few  years (you can see some of the squares in the quilt under the boxes) but while trying to clean out the dresser that holds somea little,  a very small amount (sigh) of my fabric I came across them again....



I thought I'd really like to make some type of scrap quilt but I wanted to keep the ranges together, so this is what I came up with...





it's....hang on while I measure it! 53" square, so a good lap size. there are eight different ranges in the tiny squares and three in the candy bar border.....I still have three packets of squares two are repeats and the third is Eden by Lila Tuella...a bit too much pink and yellow for what I wanted. if anyone wants them let me know in a comment and I'll pop them in the post for you (first in, best dressed, as the saying goes) they're Jodies...  :o)  .....I'm done with tiny squares for a while...! I sashed them with some lovely Robyn Pandolph essentials, a creamy white with mushroom coloured dots. I bought metres of it from work for something else, I only used half a metre so still plenty left for my original purpose...


I've really enjoyed making these, I spent most of last year doing hand appliqué and working with wool, I'll be back to that now that the holidays are over. I really want to finish my Sue Spargo Bird Dance BoM and make a start on this years plus I'll be teaching more classes of woolly goodness this year at Millrose as well as the continuing 'Flowerbed' class which will be Bird Dance later in the year!!

and just because I can...




some Penelope love...


this little miss is nearly six months old now and wasn't real impressed with her santa hat it seems....



but she does love her food...
I'm flying over in four weeks (to western australia) and can't wait to cuddle her for FIVE whole days! miss those kids big time...and their mum too of course..  :o)

not sure when I'll be back to write another post, I'd like to say that it won't be long but realistically....we'll see! I do still visit all your blogs and love to see what everyone is up to, just don't get much time to comment on them anymore..
I've opened up comments to everyone again and I still haven't got word verification on, just have to ignore the spam I guess...

c ya later....xxx

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