Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Halfway through and nearly there?!!

This  year is flying past and my son's wedding is getting closer!   Everything is nearly organised so we just need to hope for some sunny weather.
We had a lovely short break in Northumberland and I took some great photos of the castles and beaches.

But once back I have been busy with more projects for the Charity Coffee morning.

These were all made with a jelly roll of Lewis and Irene fabric I received free at the Festival of Quilts last year when I subscribed to Fabrications magazine. 

I also started a new quilt - Rain Drops from Quilt Now magazine using some of my new fabric from ARt Gallery fabrics.

It is very Modern with lots of white, and I am enjoying the applique of the raindrops onto the white background. It is very portable doing it this way so useful to take on holiday. 

I also completed the Crazy quilt course I was doing on line and have a nice block which I intend turning into a needle case.

I continue to swap postcards and pincushions in a couple of swaps and love receiving the packets in the post. 
This is my latest pin cushion from  Zane in Latvia.

And this is my latest postcard from Maria  in Australia as part of Sheila's "Summer" swop 

I have signed up for Cheryll's Santa Sack swop again as it is always a good one to be in over the next few months.

My big finish is this quilt from a Sue Daly pattern which is for a friend for her birthday - which was in April! So a bit late but I'm sure she will like it.  

I enjoyed the free motion quilting I did on it and also experimented with using Goldren Threads paper for the feather designs. 

Off on holiday again to the Lake District so hoping for warm weather for walking, and time for crocheting and handwork sitting in the sun. 
thanks for stopping by


  1. Love those bags! I saw that rain drop quilt pattern - very tempting. Your birthday quilt is beautiful - love the mix of hexie and blades. Your quilting has come a long ways - growing my dear, growing.

  2. Love the raindrops , that will mKe a very pretty quilt . Cute pincushion and the postcard is just terrific . Lovely quilt for your friend , she will love it . Enjoy your vacation !

  3. Oh my. Love those bags, especially the second one. Did you use a pattern?
    Such a cute card, pin cushion, and crazy quilt piece.
    Beautiful birthday quilt.
    A wedding soon. So exciting. Have a nice holiday, dear.

  4. Lovely bags. Great idea to use a jelly roll.
    Sew pleased the postcard arrived . Nice pincushion and I like your crazy patch too.
    Lucky lady reciving the beautiful quilt.
    How exciting having a wedding soon.

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