Monday, 25 May 2015

completed quilt

Not much to share with you today but first may I say how touched I was by all your comments when I returned to blogland,  thank you all so much for your friendship and concern

I have finished Helen`s quilt, she chose the turquoise spot material for the binding and she seems delighted with it.  It has received lots of lovely comments on her facebook account  where she put a picture up of it,  I am not into facebook but she has read the comments out to me which was lovely,   mind you very few of them are from stitchers so I suppose it will look pretty impressive to those who do not know about things matching seams etc.




Helen is now back at work,  on shortened hours for now and with a new chemo package that seems to be working which is great news.  She rang me in tears of joy friday evening as it was the first time for over 13 weeks she was pain free,  so thrilled by her pain free days

Blogland have been up the shoot, I have been able to see those from the email I get from bloglovin daily but those that I open from my dashboard have been horrendous,  inundated with adverts,  have put an adbloc on but the screen kept crashing,  this has been going on for 3 week but great news today all is back to normal,  not sure what was going on but it has been sorted out now. If I have not commented on your post it is because I was unable to access them.

Also 2 new bags,  one made for my trip to the Malvern quilt show but it  was not used as it poured with rain all day,   no actual quilting on this one,  It has a pocket on the front and I have used stitchy fabric for it,  not sure about the orange with the purple and pink but tell myself it pops!




This next one is reversible and as soon as Helen saw it I knew I had lost it!   so retro she says.


                                                                               








I had a great day at the quilt show and 2 nights in London staying with my good friend Cheryl,  will post some photos, have managed to install picasa on my lap top but have to work out how to use it to make a collage seem to have forgotten from when I had it on the old computer,  took over 100 photos so it will be fun choosing which ones to share.

35 comments:

Nana said...

You surely have good news for us regarding her painfree days, I hope that they will be more in the future.

This is a lovely quilt you sho, also those bags.

Nana

Séverine said...

Your Helen's quilt is beautful, I like the bright colors and the 3 bags have also beautiful colors.
I hope the treatment will leave your daughter painfree.

Julimond said...

A wonderful Quilt for Helen with all colours of life.
I also have to sew a lot of bags instead of all the poly-bags. I hate them.
I wish you and your daughter a good time, without any pain in future.
Hugs to you

Iris

Maria said...

The quilt is so beautiful Margaret! Love all those bags...the fabrics you used are very striking. So glad that Helen is feeling a lot better.

Mary Ellen said...

Somehow I missed your post announcing your return to blogging. Welcome back. We sure missed you. You have really accomplished a lot. Puts me in the slacker column! Love, love, love Helen's quilt. That simple block sure makes a great quilt. The bags are fun, too.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Helen's quilt is just beautiful and I too, love the turquoise binding. So glad the new chemo is working and that she is pain-free right now.

Pippas quilts said...

Lovely quilt Helen is a lucky daughter, so please she is having some pain free days make you feel as though you do belong to the human race. Shame about the rain good job it is all in doors.

Monica said...

I am glad that Helen is feeling a little better - it will give you both a chance to breathe!

The Economy quilt is spectacular, I love that block, and it looks wonderful in all the bright colours. The bags look great too -- what clever quilting around all the records!

Lady Locust said...

Glad you got some good news. Also, you deserve a "break" in getting to attend the quilt show. What fun. The purple & orange bag is great too.

Gaia said...

The quilt looks lovely and so are bags...
It is so good hear that Helen is feeling better..

Janet said...

Purple, pink and orange are some my favorite colors, alone or together!
I love, love the quilt.Well done.

Annet said...

I like your your pretty quilt and bags! So good to hear your daughter is pain free.

Bev said...

Love your quilt! The colors are my favorites! It's beautiful! XO

Harrysmum said...

Love the quilt! Such a lovely combination of colours and the quilting really sets it off! Great bags too!

Radka said...

Beautiful quilt, Margaret :-) And the bags -- well,there is just never enough of them.
xx

Rebecca in AK said...

I am so thrilled to here the news about Helen! Beautiful quilt! I love your bags too, pretty and very useful. I look forward to seeing your photos of the quilt show!

deanna7trees said...

so much good news and wonderful images. that 'retro' bag....that fabric was very popular at the last Modern Quilt Guild show i attended in February. and i love pink and orange and they are now a popular combination.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Great quilt and super bags

Createology said...

Many more pain free days for Helen dear. Your quilt and bags are wonderful. Aren't we the lucky ones who know how to sew and make things?!! Creative Bliss...

J Honda said...

♥♥ so so happy for Helen!! and so thankful you are here :) beautiful bags and quilt - many blessings upon you and your family Margaret and prayers unto Our Father for you all :)

Anita said...

Good to hear that Helen is pain free now ...The quilt and bags are beautiful..a girl can never have too many bags :-) love that cassette print..

Jane Galley said...

Love the quilt, and it's the love that goes into it that is so much more precious than matching seams

Jules Woolford said...

I am glad to hear you are back, and that Helen is better. Wonderful news. No wonder she loves her beautiful quilt, and I'm not at all surprised at the lovely comments about it..So sorry I missed your return as I've had labyrinthitis/vertigo, and my on-line time has been very limited.

Raewyn said...

Helen's quilt is looking stunning - well done! It's good to hear she had a pain free day - hope that continues! Love your bags and great to read you had a great time at the show.

SewLittleToSay said...

No wonder Helen is pleased with her quilt - it is gloriously colourful. Glad you've got your Blogger problems sorted.

Cattinka said...

The new quilt also looks very impressive to me!
What a beauty!
KATRIN W.

tubakk said...

I really LOVE Helen's quilt. No wonder she got positive comments.

Dianne said...

Good to see you back in the blogging world, Margaret. Sorry to hear of your daughters' illnesses. It must be very stressful for all. The cheery colourful quilt is really wonderful. Well done!!!

Jen said...

Hello Margaret !! So happy to see you back blogging. I missed you for 4 months. I love your quilt, the colours are beautiful. Pretty bags you have made. Great to carry a sewing project.

Wendy said...

well done on the quilt top, I doubt that anyone will be looking for mismatched seams, sewer or non-sewer! I love that bag, it is definitely retro!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

So good to hear that your daughter is feeling better and that she is loving the gorgeous and colourful quilt you lovingly made for her. All of your bags look great especially your orange, pink and purple one :)

Susan Hook said...

So good to hear that things are looking up and that you are getting out and about again, your quilt is a beauty. I am glad to hear that your computer problem is resolved, I am still having problems, I am not sure what to do about it, I am hoping like last time it will go ok on its own some how!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

The quilt and bags are lovely.

Renee said...

These are all fabulous!

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