Wednesday, 22 November 2017

a quilt, a bag, a top and Emily

I finished the quilting of Debbie's quilt last week. I decided I didn't want to quilt over any of the apples which meant I could only quilt over the 4-patches. Anything to shorten the quilting process is fine by me!

Here's a photo showing the olive green fleece I used on the back. A perfect match!

I sewed myself another big shopping bag. I've found that I much prefer this size to the smaller size. I can squeeze a lot of shopping into them! I just have to try and remember not to overload them with heavy things so that I can't lift them!!

I made another version of one of my favourite patterns - New Look 6344.

I might wear this for our Singers concert next week. It all depends on how it looks under my red jacket. If it doesn't sit properly, I might either wear my red cardigan on top of it or just wear my usual white blouse under the jacket.

And finally, a photo of Miss Emily. She was so happy to be playing with some Duplo blocks which belonged to her mummy and Auntie Joanna when they were wee!

I'm off now to start designing an ark. It started raining last night and it hasn't stopped all day today. It's not forecast to stop until mid-morning tomorrow. The joys! I keep telling myself to be grateful it's not snow. I am. I definitely am!

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  1. Oh no, don't mention snow, we definitely don't want that. It doesn't seem two minutes since Emily was born and look at her now, they grow so quickly. I've got a loft full of toys which I've kept, there's Sylvanians, Brio, Hornby train sets and Scalextric amongst other things, I just need another little one now to play with them all. The quilt's lovely, I think you made the right choice with the quilting, I like the apples without the stitching running through them.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. We have a loft full of Sylvanians and My Little Ponies which will, hopefully, go Emily's way when she's past the stage of putting everything in her mouth!

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  2. The quilt is stunning, and yes, Emily is definitely growing up too quickly.

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    1. Thanks, Alison. It's scary how quickly Emily is growing. They really don't stay babies for long.

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  3. Lovely quilt, looks warm and snuggly. Emily has such a happy face, obviously enjoying her new toys. I too kept duplo, fabuland and lego, great to watch a new generation playing with it xcx

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. Yes, we have Lego too but it's too small for Emily at the moment. No doubt she'll get to play with it when she's older!

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  4. Love the quilt (although that last apple looks like a candle!!), love the bag and love the shirt.
    And as I've said before Emily sure does take after her Auntie Joanna. She's so cute! LOL! ;)

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    1. Ha! I didn't notice that apple-candle before you mentioned it. LOL

      I thought Emily got her cuteness from her Grammie! :oD

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  5. Awww, look at your little doll -- she's growing so quickly and she's SO cute! Babies are so fun!
    And I love your new top -- it looks like a very comfy style. I'll be looking for a pattern like that next time I go to the fabric store.

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    1. Thanks, Anna. We think she's cute too - although we might be slightly biased!

      The top is very comfy - nothing clings to bits I'd rather it didn't cling to! LOL

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