I am taking part in a 3 month pin cushion swap and have received my first one from Janne in Norway
So thrilled with this, it has little pockets on all 4 sides and the peacock fabric is wonderful, even better I managed to buy some the other day to add to my stash.
This is the one I made and sent to Yanicka in Canada, she has let me know it arrived safe and sound.
I have made my disappearing nine patch into a small quilt 24" square as I was trying some new wadding my local shop has not sold before so Sue asked me to try some out for her. It quilted well and washed with little shrinkage so have ordered a roll for myself.
Catherine gave me back a large piece of stitchery a few weeks ago, it was a piece I did for my city and guilds part 2 had forgotten I had a sort of patchwork piece as I was doing the embroidery course, It was made as a large fire screen to hid a hideous gas fire in a previous home, now out of the frame as the frame was battered about, have it as a fire screen once again until I decide what to do with it, maybe remove it from the backing, it is laced on and add wadding and do some more quilting. The fabric was all dyed by myself well sponged with paint and then salt sprinkled onto it. have just fond the paperwork and it appears the inspiration came from doors and balconies in Malta. The hand quilting was done with coton a broder forgot I had used that seem to think there is a stash of it somewhere so might use it again for hand quilting.
Think maybe I will try and find photos of the other pieces I made and share them too, no digital camera in those days! some pieces I still have so can rephoto but one is in Australia and one I did when my granddaughter was born. Oh yes Alison my sister is coming over in august will get her to photo the 25th wedding anniversay sampler I did for her that is if she kept it!
Alfie came for two days a few days ago, think he was happy here looking very content on the kitchen window sill in the sunshine.
Have made 10 more blocks in the stars and pinwheels QAL I have been doing with Susan of Dessertsky blog. Now have 22 made and more cut out and have added to hers from books etc, maybe when completed I will get 2 quilts out of them, using up scraps so very random.