Monday 31 December 2012

Goodbye 2012

So things have been a bit quiet around here the last few weeks and i just wanted to pop in and say hello. We have been the house of the Virus. Even the dog has had a virus and had to have a wee holiday  at the vets getting IV fluids and medication.

Christmas ended up being very quiet, and New Year is not going to be a party, as I have been in bed with flu for the last few days, and it looks like my husband is going down with it too.

I've been enjoying seeing some lovely mosaics popping up of things people have made over the last year and although I fancied doing that (for about 5 seconds!) I just can't be a***d!

I did manage to finish the quilt I showed in my last blog post so I'll show you that instead

It was for my sister and brother in laws' Christmas and I made some matching bunting. I used a flannel sheet as backing so it's lovely and soft and cozy. Hopefully it's the perfect festive movie quilt :)

I also received a very very sweet pouch from Hadley in the Brit Bee secret Santa, but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I'll save that for another post but Thank you Hadley I love it :)

So that's it for 2012, see you in 2013!!!

Fiona x

Thursday 13 December 2012

Festive Hexi Stars

Yesterday I suddenly took the urge to make a Christmas quilt. I have plenty to be keeping me busy (gift buying, gift making, card writing etc) but I couldn't fight the urge!

Last year I bought a bundle of Delighted by the Quilted Fish in the black Friday sales, and it has been whispering to me ever since. I persuaded myself it wasn't too insane to randomly start another quilt if I could make it quickly, so I decided to go big :)

I'm still not tired of hexagons, and this lovely quilt by Jeni at In Color Order had caught my eye a couple of weeks ago. I went with great big hexagons (each side is 7") and added some equilateral triangles so there was a big of a starry effect going on (and so I could piece it without cutting the hexagons in half and avoid y-seams) It wasn't quite big enough for my liking so I added a couple of borders. Now it measures just over 70" square, and I'm rather happy with it :)

If I can manage to get it quilted in time I'm going to give it to a special person for Christmas (who hopefully doesn't read my blog!)

Do you like it? I do :)

Happy Thursday!
Fiona x

Monday 3 December 2012

In the name of the Wee Man!

"In the name of the Wee Man!" is my Granny's favourite saying when she can't believe her eyes/ears. It makes me smile every time I hear someone say it :)

It's what my Granny would say when she opened her curtains this morning

Kids on the way to school this morning. Brrrrrrr!

Murphy and his BFF of the way home from school this morning :)

My completed Granny Square Quilt in the garden this morning!

Yes I've finished it :)

And I'm really really pleased with it

I finished the binding last night, so I couldn't resist a wee photo shoot

Isn't it pretty?

Quilt details:
Inspired by the amazing Jolene's Granny Quilt
Blocks are make with my scraps and the background is an ivory solid I bought from here
Backing is a print called Tea Cakes by Verna Mosquera
Binding is It's a Hoot by Momo
Quilted in straight(ish) lines approx 1" apart on my sewing machine
Quilt measures approx 40" x 50"

I'm going to get this listed in my Etsy shop and I'm seriously considering making another one because I really loved making it :)

Happy Monday!
Fiona x

Sunday 2 December 2012

Fresh Sewing Day :)

Our computer has decided it's had enough and appears to have kicked the bucket, but I was actually organised this month and had my mosaic all ready for Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day.

November was a busy month of sewing and tidying up. I'm looking forward to December.

I've never posted from my phone before so don't know how this will work, but fingers crossed :)

Happy December!
Fiona x