Thursday, January 17, 2013


I finished the sparkly baby quilt top this morning. I love how the mix of three star blocks and one star blocks work together. I think I will just do a bit of echo quilting around each star. I am tempted to use orange thread but I think I might need to test it first.

We have oldest daughters' fifth birthday party this weekend. Ten little people running around the place. It will be carnage! Now I am not a very experienced baker but am going to try and make a cake.  A pink and chocolate cake has been requested. I have had a practice run and it wasn't too bad, so fingers crossed I can make it again. I am certainly hoping it is easier the second time round now I know what I am doing!!

I though I would leave you with this photo. This is what the sea looks like round here at the moment. Minus 23 forecast this weekend. Thank goodness for underfloor heating and saunas!!!

Hope you are all keeping warm

Monday, January 7, 2013

Jacks, Owls and Stars

The small people have gone back to nursery this morning and boy is it quiet! I miss them. However, the bonus is that I have had some sewing time (and a cup of coffee and chocolate biscuit) without interruption. I got these 4 wonky star blocks finished. They are for a baby quilt for one of my friends. 

I thought stars would be pretty but not too girly. I need to get this finished pretty quickly as the baby is due any day, so am on a bit of a mission.

I thought you might also like to see a couple of bee blocks I managed to finish over Christmas. The first is for Colby in We Bee Modern Too. I just love the blue fabric!

The next one really pushed me out of my comfort zone. Debbie in Stash Bee wanted an applique owl. Well  I have never really done machine appliqué and my owl drawing abilities are not great but this is what I came up with.

It is now winging its way to the US. It was good to try but not sure I will be doing it again in a hurry!