Monday, 23 January 2012

Monday already!

I know it's been a while, but I haven't had a lot to say ... sorry, I've just been a little distracted

I have been busy sewing the binding on the monster quilt ... almost there ...

there was some of these ...


and remember this ...



well, it was featured on the Fat Quarterly blog last week, so I can finally show you what it was all about




cute little pouch, free motioned with 28 wt Aurifil thread created fantastic texture to the fabric don't you think? 


this year I'm in charge of the Pea Room Block of the Month ...


There was a little bit of baking that involved this ...


ok, there may not have been any baking involved but there's still some in the fridge!

and on Christmas day the sign ups for the Old Red Barn Flickr spin off group Around the Bend and Across the Seas which is a sort of round robin ...

but free form ....


my starter block for our group the Ab Fab Free Bees,
there are several groups doing various forms of traditional rounds, rows and a couple of free form groups

and we decided we'd send a little journal to go along with the block on it's merry way round the world ...


I've done a bit of dabbling in scrap booking, and found all I needed in my secret craft store,  and blow me, I even have Amy Butler papers!


so that's me just about caught up, I have the second block for Miss January to finish for the Brit Bee, and am currently in the middle of quilting a quilt for somebody else,

and then I'd like to get on with my Swoon quilt and load up another of those UFOs

oh and I almost forgot this too ...



time I snapped out of this mental overload and did something more distracting ...

Happy Quilting!


10 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

You have been busy! Lovely to see a post from you in my reader - can't wait to see the monster! And the stitching on the pouch is divine!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your pouch (and glorious, texturized free-motion stitching) is absolutely wonderful! You are one busy lady, looking forward to photos of the monster!

Flying Blind... said...

Blimey!
How did I miss the purse post?!?!? I will hunt it down later xxx

Sheila said...

Love the pouch, beautiful stitching, think I have a reel of that thread......
Those look like the ingredients for Delia's famous torte?

Sarah said...

Lovely to see you again, been wondering what you're up to! Drooling at those ingredients... And your stitching on that pouch was gorgeous!!

WandaFish said...

I missed the pouch on Fat Quarterly last week, so I've just been to check out the post. It is absolutely stunning! I'd certainly be over the moon to receive it in the Mouthy Stitches swap, I really love it :)
The other stuff looks good too, busy lady ;)

Katy Cameron said...

I totally loved how that pouch stitching stood out with that variegated thread, and hope you enjoyed your yummy dessert thingy (*grumble* diet *grumble*)

Fiona said...

I totally missed that gorgeous pouch post too! It's fantastic!

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! The fmq'd pouch is stunning! Oh how I wish I could quilt like you! Beautiful blocks too! Jxo

sophie said...

The quilting really elevates that pouch. It's beautiful ... and so is that sunset ;-)