Woodland Critters.. aka a Finish!

So… my entry for the West Country Quilt Show is complete and is currently winging it’s way to Bristol. Helen and I are heading up on the Friday for it- is anyone else going? I’m looking forward to a trip out!

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Please excuse the photos.. there was literally five minutes before we had to leave to catch the post office in case there was a manic queue (always!)

I was feeling quite proud of myself until I looked at the photos… at6am looks like I got overzealous with squaring it up but hey ho I started this a little less than a month ago- it’s all handsewn and despite my intentions.. it is not all hand quilted.

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i cheated the majority is machine quilted but using one of my snazzy new Perle #8 I did some hand quilting around the centre stars. Which I love… I wish I had time to do some in white around the next border but maybe when I get it back?! Think handquilting going to become another favourite thing of mine.

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The backing is one piece of a Red Rooster fabric I had picked up on a whim ages ago and it wasn’t until I was binding I noticed butterflies…. obviously when I bought it my brain zeroed in on the birds and ignored the butterflies. Argh good job it’s on the back right?! Butterflies and dolphins just don’t go there for me……..

And… guess what? It’s only another finish ticked up my FAL Q4 list 🙂

Now to get prepping for my manic gift sewing fest this week. Happy sunday all looks like there is some sun today!

Hannah.x

 

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Just Because….

So the past few days have not been good creativitywise. I tried and tried but could not pull myself out of the black hole so last night I decided stuff it… I’m going to put aside thoughts of presents and things for the shop and do something I’ve been wanting to try for a few months… the Craftsy Block of the Month class.

Except this morning… I got sidetracked by another idea I saw. When I’ve finished I took it to show the husband and he asked what’s that for now. My reply?? Just Because…

This…..

Led to this…

And oh wow isn’t it amazing? Am totally in love with this design and colours but what to do with it?

The block is approx 12″ and do I turn it into a tote bag, wallhanging or the beginnings of a baby quilt. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Hannah.x