Saturday, 21 June 2008

Hearts and pins

Another week flashes by with me spending a lot of time being chauffeur to the family. What with shopping, dentist appointments, hospital appointments, doctors appointments, Quilt group meeting and more shopping I have spent most of the time in the driving seat. There were good bits though and the best bits of the week were on Monday when I went with a couple of friends up to Bramble Patch for their Strawberry’s and Cream week and enjoyed the exhibition of work up there. It is about an hours drive for me but well worth the trip. I bought a four fabrics to go towards my Sampler quilt that students will be starting when we get back to classes in September.

We also found another patchwork and quilting shop in the area and I was drawn to buying these for a future project. We had a really delightful time with good company and also had time for a delicious lunch.

No asking me what the project is yet as I don’t know myself yet. I just couldn’t resist them at £5 per metre!!

I have been getting some sewing done, not a lot but I have finished something recently, this disappearing 9 patch quilt ate up the rest of my pink fabrics I bought some time ago and I really enjoyed making it. It is such a quick quilt to make and you can use so many fabric combinations and always get a lovely finished quilt.

The appliqu├ęd hearts were fun to add, not too sure where this one will go to yet.

And a couple of pincushions finished and ready to go for sales at our next exhibition of work.


Kitty said...

Oh my - those fabrics had me drooling over my keyboard! The pink hearts quilt is gorgeous too. You are a clever blogger! x

Gina said...

Although I like the fabrics and your pink quilt is gorgeous it's the little pin cushions that I really love!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Such a cute heart quilt- I love the quilting in the border, too. Also - great pin cushion - I keep meaning to try my hand at these. Were they difficult? Great blog.

Gina said...

What beautiful fabrics and you had them for such a good price.

love and hugs xxx

Helen in the UK said...

The disappearing 9 patch is beautiful - so soft and pretty!! Love seeing your fabric purchases, at only £5/m it made sense to stock up :)