Sunday, October 28, 2007

Busy Happy Home Weekend


The weekend started off well with a visit to the Patchwork Shop and some lovely new fabrics to play with. Some of my frineds say to me, "Annie, do you need more fabric?" - but I can't really understand this comment, so I just ignore and continue on in my own little fantasy fabric oo-laa-laa world. This beginning led me to a couple of visits to Mr Spotlight on Saturday only to find lots of yummy fabrics on SALE! I couldn't leave them ALL there for someone else, as I have such a lovely big sewing room and plenty of room for new inhabitants! My main focus however was to make another cushion for Breast Cancer Research as I am having a Girls Night In next Saturday night. I decided to use some Dick and Jane.

Once I did this, I was on a roll. I got out my sister's christmas quilt and almost finished that (just need a little more fabric ... really?) and made her a cushion to match. While I was out in the garden taking some photos, I couldn't help noticing all the lovely flowers, so I just took some pictures and raced back inside before I was tempted to get my garden gloves on and change tact.

Thanks to Snippets of a Quilter for the inspiration on the quick piecing of this quilt. The tutorial on her blog gave me the momentum that continued for my whole weekend. Isn't it great when you actually see something that you've done in some sort of completed form. I find such a sense of satisfaction in this ... and my friend Chooky Blue gave me some photo tips and I am thrilled with the result!Oh happy days ...

10 comments:

Chookyblue said...

wow you did it I am very proud my small assistance made you so very happy........they look great......

Jodie said...

Annie, perhaps you can pass on the photo tips - they look great !!!
I have been working on (well the thinking part) something for your raffle too.

de vliegende koe said...

The quilt looks great, wonderful tutorial from Snippets! and... friends who say you don’t need fabrics.. friend?? They don’t get it! I’m impressed by all the flower and blossom photos. Our clocks went back to Wintertime one hour, brrrr!

Wendy said...

Oh wow....I love what you did with your quilt, the sashing is prefect.

It's wonderful to see the garden flower pictures as we are in winter and everything is either dying or falling off. Leaves all over the ground and flowers are wilted.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I always think the perfect quilting quote is "the one who dies with the most fabric wins!" How can you ever have enough?

Lucy x

Meg said...

Annie, the photos are brilliant, what great close-ups!

keslyn said...

Annie, your photos are great, Chookyblue is a wonderful friend to have, it is so hard sometimes to find time for both patchwork and gardening. Have a good night in.
Kerry

Jenny said...

You certainly were on a roll.Your photos look very lovely and professional indeed! The quilt is stunning. Glad you had a great weekend.

welsh penny said...

hello annie, browsing around your page and fell in love with your sashed charm square quilt! clicked on the link for snippets of a quilter and saw the charm square ideas! wow, I have always avoided charm squares, too small!! need more material!! Now I think it's time to shop for charm squares! thanks for great tip.

Leanne said...

Your photos are lovely - I love Dick & Jane and sadly remember them well.