Friday, 27 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

It has been a very long time since I last posted anything on my Blog.  As it is all about my adventures in learning to quilt (the notes have to follow the sew, see?), my lack of sewing over the last couple of months has hampered the writing process somewhat.

However, you know I love a ridiculous deadline and what better excuse to sew to deadline in a frenzy than Christmas.  Thoughts of "If I didn't manage to finish this, I wouldn't have ANYTHING ELSE to give them and it is Christmas Eve....." and "Is that burning I smell?", as I neglected my kitchen based contributions for the big day.  Only joking, I managed to have just enough time, and no more, to do everything I said I was going to do and Christmas was a great day.  I hope you and yours had a wonderful time.

So, on to the pictures of fabric and quilting!

You may remember back in September my grandparents celebrated a special anniversary and I made them a quilt.

And then I had to take a little break from sewing, and then work got hectic, and all of a sudden it was the middle of October.  I started on matching cushions for my grandparents' Christmas present.

So, obviously, this was all I achieved until the 22nd of December!  Starting something early lets you kid yourself that you're organised.  Not to worry though, I had a lovely day putting the rest of them together.

Okay, maybe two days...

I am so glad to have finished them though and my grandparents really liked them.  In her gift to me, my Granny managed to lay down a gauntlet:

Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for TGIFF.


  1. Glad to see you are back in the saddle again! Those cushions are sweet and your grandparents must be sew proud and appreciative of your sewing skills. Proof? The gauntlet! What a pretty cover! Looking forward to the new year and seeing what you create based on what's inside the cover. Congrats on a wonderful 2013, finished just under the wire, pair of cushions!

  2. Love your squares! I am a squarey-girl myself. JJ

  3. I love the chair on which you have displayed the cushion. Is it yours? I have been trying to find one like that for a couple of years without success. BTW the cushion is neat too. ;-)

  4. There's nothing like a nice deadline is there? Your cushions came out beautifully none the less!

    I've seen that gauntlet in the shops. I debated buying it but decided I have enough quilting WIPs and UFOs to keep me busy for a good while yet!

  5. Oh my...what a beautiful quilt/cushion combo!! The colors are wonderful, and the scrappy trip is a great pattern. Lucky grandparents!

  6. This is beautiful. I drooled over all those postage stamp quilts, but this seems doable. You have done a wonderful job. What a lovely gift from Grandma. Congratulations.