Thursday, 30 August 2012

Life is good.....

I have had a lovely day off today- I had to pick my son up at Heathrow- he has just had a year in Japan as part of his degree ( reading Japanese) and this is what he brought back for me!

It is an amazing patchwork book, with loads of gorgeous blocks and such good diagrams that language is not a problem- that said, he can translate for me when needed!! I first saw it on another blog, but I cannot think whose it was so at this moment unable to say thank you for the tip! 

Meanwhile, my disappearing 9 patch attempt is coming together nicely although not sure what to make with the blocks, probably end up as a lap quilt.

Once again, I am using lots of Kaffe Fasset fabrics as they are my favourite and I have lots in my stash. 
My daughter has just seen the Red Arrows over at the Bournemouth air show-she lives near the coast there, lucky thing! I am hoping to see them over the weekend from the beach hut, and especially cant wait to the the Vulcan-that is truly a sight for sore eyes and the roar of the engines is something else!!

Have a good weekend all


Monday, 27 August 2012

Back in Blogland....

Well, I dont know what I have been doing to make the time go so fast, but my sewing went into oblivion when the sun came out a few weeks ago!

However, with time back on my hands and a few cloudy skies, I have actually started to sew again!

I must thankSvetlana for a great tutorial on Quilt as you go- I have been desperate to try this since seeing her pot holders!

This is my first attempt using up scraps. I am not sure what I am going to make it into, waiting for inspiration!

I am into my hand pieced project from my newest book- Hex a Go Go  bu Tacha Bruecher.

It is that ld favourite, a union Jack, this time in pale colours- I have scaled it down a bit so not sure if it is going to look completely balanced when  finished! However I will have the option of adding to the outer edges to increase the size if I need to. 

The garden has been lush this year and the baby banana trees have actually flourished and attained a reasonable size too!

Did I tell you about my lovely trophy head I saw in Liberty's and then bought online? 
It is one of those had to have things!!

Well, back to the scrap heap-