Slowly coming together

I’ve been busy trying to juggle things in my life the last couple of weeks.  What with family and work and studies, I have had very little time to do as much quilting as I would like.  I have been able to complete something small things.  I have completed at least the small stitchery in BOM 3 of It’s Time for Christmas.  It’s a lovely little basket full of candy.

It's time for Christmas

I’ve also had to catch up with another BOM I’m doing – Welcome to the North Pole.  I have done two blocks – The Marble House and the Sleigh Shed.  Some I have not completed the later though.

WP_20130729_004 Welcome to the North Pole (1) Welcome to the North Pole

 I also been trying to complete a few more things and working on a few more…just need more times in the day.  Holidays are coming up for me so I should be able to do some more.

Christmas Sampler and a jelly challenge….

Well after finishing my last subject at uni I’m back doing my quilt.  I’m very behind with this one.  I also have some other projects to complete but it has made it a challenge to get some of them finished while balancing other commitments.  But you know the feeling – start a project and see another project and then start it.  I’m trying hard to get my projects finished.  I love this sampler but didn’t realise how much thread I have had to use.  Gee I hope I don’t have to buy anymore.  Well this only means back on to the next block and try not to be tempted to start another.

Christmas Sampler

My youngest child had been nagging me to start her a quilt.  So as is the way she pulled out my GOOD sewing machine and commenced making her own quilt.  I only had to thread the machine and talk her through some of the problems.  She completed this quilt using the range Tickerlish  which she was very happy with.  We’ve started to doing the backing – my job was to cut the fabric.  We created a number of 6 1/2 inch squares which she sewed together and she has almost finished it.  Next the binding (I’ll have to cut that again and stitch it up) and then its finished.

Jelly Roll Race

So then son asked about his quilt.  As a started to stitch I felt it would take forever.  It took me over 1 1/2 hours just to do two rows!!!!  I don’t know the name of this range but it only had 4 fabric so we repeated through out.  Turned out to be cover my entire Queen size bed.

 Jelly Roll Race Quilt

Now my other daughter was one – I have to look for the range Sakura Park….never ending story.

It’s Time for Christmas

It's time for ChristmasWell a few months ago I came across this quilt.  I fell in love with it, so I ordered the material which I have just got and started on the first block.  I love the fabric range – with most of it being French General which has a lovely range of colors.  The only problem is that it is very popular and if not snapped up quickly – it can be gone.  This quilt tends to use a variety of the French General range.  The first block is Shopping Day show the snowman going shopping.  The second block is The perfect pudding – I’d like to think that was what the snowman was shopping for.  The quilt was designed by Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly.  Looks like I have some catching up to do…

It's time for Christmas