First up, Sue's Bumbling Honeys block. I'm pretty chuffed with most of the points on this one
Unfortunately, my pride came before a fall. I sent everything back to Sue with a note saying that I didn't need to use her flying geese templates cos I rock and made them for this block a different way. Block done before the end of the month...what's not to be chuffed about. Except in the depths of a flu sweat last night I realised I was meant to make the flying geese AS WELL as this block. I'm such a dope. Sorry Sue (she has been really kind about my dopiness).
Anyway, next up were a couple of angel blocks for Betty in the QATWII swap. Nightmare scenario - all of her blocks made it around the world but got lost on the final leg back to her. So, this first one was also a nightmare due to my maths fail (which is shaming because I manage a maths education project). I walked away from it for the night and came back next day, added a border and it was finally a 12.5" block.
|rubbish night time photos|
It worked and I like it!
One of my friends is 39 weeks pregnant and clearly needed a divided basket for all the nappy gubbins so I knocked this up on Wednesday whilst Laughing Boy was getting depressed and sicker at the football....
I ran out of fabric for the divider bit but fortunately had it in another colourway and it worked out really well. I'm not good at baby baby things so wanted to make something that could be used post baby needs, hence the more sober exterior. She loved it, thankfully. And another friend has just announced that baby #2 is on the way so I see another of these on the cards.
It was certainly easier than the first one, which was made at an EMMQG sewing day at Bradmore last September, which brings me nicely to yesterday.... another fabulous EMMQG sewing day at Bradmore! Lovely ladies, lovely cake, lovely soup, lovely biscuits, lovely chat. I forgot to take many photos but there were some lovely quilts on show. Ange (and bump) turned up to try out Kerry's new machine...
I got one full side and one 3/4 side done...
I am a slow sewista but my cold also slowed me down. By 8pm last night, I was in bed with three duvets and a quilt and blocks of ice for feet. I think the worst has past but what I wouldn't give for a germ-free month...come on March, help us out!
Any advice on avoiding the lurgy would be most welcome!