Monday, January 16, 2012

5 down

Swoon. I am so into this quilt! I've managed 5 blocks so far. 

I did a weee experiment with my blocks. 
First one I didn't iron. I know there are bloggers and quilters out there that don't iron to retain shape or something like that so don't laugh at me. 

Was not the best finish, so onto the next...

The second, I ironed all seams, one to one side one to the other, you know to "butt up" the seams...

Better but not the best finish...

Third one I ironed most of the seams open. This is not how I normally do things but worth a shot...

Much better! I then checked the flickr group and it appears I wasn't the only one having trouble with messy seams. I have even now started ironing every seam open. Fiddly but totally worth it!

Now I wouldn't normally show you this but Abbe asked me very nicely and now that it's out there on the interwebs I guess it's safe to show you here too....oh this feels like showing you my undies draws....

The back...

Like I said, I'm loving this quilt, only 4 blocks to go! Check out the swoon-alongers here xox

Sunday, January 8, 2012


I know. Blogging from my phone is not the best but seeing as though my life is now that of cancer mum, I can do this in between vomits, tears and tantrums. Please bear with me :)

Monkey lady is running a swoon a long. You know that gorgeous pattern Swoon by Camille from thimble blossoms? I know you do. I sign up for these things all the time. But then find I don't have at hand all the bits required and they fall by the way side where all the other good intentions go. This time, I have everything! I got the swoon pattern when it first came out and have been saving the Anna Marie Horner good folks fat 1/4's for something special. Quick trip to my local spotty and I'm ready!

I'm really happy with the grey solid from spotlight. Not to dark and not too light. It's part of their prima solid range, colour is called 'iron'. What do you think? Will work yes? xox

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

A new year

A good time to learn a new skill.

I for one am very glad to see the back of 2011. Last year will always be the year my baby got cancer. And while 2012 is full of questions, worry and the unknown at least we know that there will be nothing 'normal' or predictable about it.

I hope you all had a safe, happy holiday season. And thank you all again for your awesomeness. Without Facebook, twitter and blogger I think I might have gone xox

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