Friday, October 3, 2008

Holidays drawing to a close


I've been working on my Red and White quilt and am now up to the hand quilting.  I actually love that bit and it is going so quickly I fear I will need to make another quilt very soon!!!
I had a go at Jodie's snail tutorial
. . . had a good laugh and made a few modifications
Had a "blogmeet" a couple of days ago with the Ballarat Bloggers and enjoyed meeting Shabby Cottage, 4 Wise Monkeys (again) and Quilting B and of course Ric Rac who was our wonderful hostess.  Lots of chat chat chat and laughs all 'round.  Thanks girls!
. . . by the end of the day, this was the last photo that was left.  oooops, I forgot to get my camera out when we were all there.  Check the other girls blogs for an update.

26 comments:

our shabby cottage said...

Gosh your hand stitching looks wonderful Annie. It was great to meet you the other day - I had heaps of fun and can't wait until the next one now!!
The snail looks right at home in your beautiful garden too. Kathryn. XX

CurlyPops said...

The quilt is just amazing! Your snail is very sweet too...

Jenny said...

How quickly do those holidays go!!!Your red and white quilt is looking so beautiful-the hand stitching really adds something special. I bet you all had such a fun time at Ric Racs. That snail is a real character-enjoy your weekend-I bet you haven't missed hard duty!

Sandi said...

Oh I looove your quilt - just gorgeous.
Sounds like you had a fun time meeting other local bloggers down your way. Lucky you!
Mr Snail looks great!
Cheers
Sandi xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your quilt looks fantastic.

Rachelmp said...

Your quilt is looking fantastic Annie! So quick. Great to catch up again too

sandra said...

I love your quilt!

Carrie P. said...

Love the red and white quilt.

picciolo said...

that snail is so cute! and your stitching so neat!
: )

Stephanie said...

Darling snail and oh your Red and White quilt is beautiful. Love the red stitching.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your quilt is looking incredible - I love the fact that you've used red thread for the quilting - it really links it all together! Love your snail too but very very jealous of the meet up! When are you all coming to the UK????? Lucy xxxx

wonderwoman said...

that quilt is gorgeous and your stitching is brilliant - am very envious!

x

Melanie said...

What a sweet snail and a gorgeous quilt! I love the way you are hand quilting.

How wonderful to meet fellow bloggers in the real world.

jacquie said...

annie, the quilt is coming along so nicely...your hand stitching is so great and make this quilt so special.

Guðrún said...

Poor you if you have to make another quilt LOL Your quilting is outstanding.

Sherri said...

I love your red and white quilt, and the hand quilting is fabulous!

ladydi said...

Ah ha! You must be the very same Annie who invented Granny's quilt. I recognize the pattern in your red and white quilt, and I borrowed the idea from you when Jodie was making Granny's quilt. I had some nine patches in my ufo box so I immediately chopped them up. That's actually as far as I've gotten, but I'll get back to it. :>} Nice meeting you, Annie!

nicolette said...

Gorgeous quilt!! Love the red quilting!!

Michelle said...

hi annie just popped over from ricrac and i'm so glad i did...love the quilt as i have some aunty cookie fabric as well and it is lovely to see it used in a beautiful quilt...

Natasha Burns said...

The hand stitching is lovely Annie, and i love the snail! What fun you got to meet up with the Ballarat bloggers! It's a lovely place over there :-)

suesueb said...

your red and white quilt is beautiful but your flowers are breathtaking!! what a great talent that is too.

JustJess said...

What beautiful work on that quilt! Hand quilting requires such patience, in quantities I don't have! Found you via Jodie (Ric Rac), and wanted to say hi! Jess

Leanne said...

Your quilt looks lovely ...is it one for yourself? It's sounds like you had a great bloggy catch up.....Mmmmm I love Cadbury's Favourites.

Jessica said...

oooo, I just absolutely love that quilt!

Beth said...

Lovely, lovely, and yummy!

Renee said...

Your Red quilt is looking wonderful!
It's nice to hear you say you love the hand quilting part - I am about to start handquilting a big project and I am a little nervous, having not had much hand quilting experience.hulzy