Sunday 1 May 2016

I did it!

Um...yeah...been away for a bit. Good news is, while I have not been writing about it, I have been sewing up a storm. Need to get back here to tell you all about my adventures over the last while. I will spend the next few posts getting caught up. I have missed writing. And of course you have missed me! Clearly my modesty has not decreased.

Lets work our way from back to front shall we? You may remember that back in January I set a lofty goal to finish five queens sized custom order quilts by March 31st. I did it!

After some machine mishaps, tender fingers from way too much basting, and the odd swear word and self loathing for taking on such a project I finished with five days to spare.

Made from old sheets, these quilts turned out to be the softest bits of summery goodness. I can just picture cuddling under one of them on  a summer porch.

Here are a few shots of them on the line. Simple patchwork was the order of the day, and some minimal straight line quilting for the delicate fabric. Simple, simple, simple. I love it! And good news, my customer loved them too!

I ended up having enough flannel sheets in the pile to cover all of the backs. So the only new material included in the quilts is batting and binding.

I'm not going to lie, I was happy to see the tail end of these babies as they went to their forever homes. But I am glad that I had the opportunity to make them, as they will continue to pass on memories and hopefully make some new ones. Its fun to be a party of that.

Finishing this project was huge! It also meant on could move on to more projects... Stay tuned for more catching up!


  1. Shew, 5 queen sized quilts! You are a tougher woman than I! Lol. I can just imagine how soft they are though! 😊

  2. What an accomplishment! Wonderful array of quilts, full of sunshine! Yay you!

  3. Wow! You have been busy. You've done a great job, and I'm sure those lovely quilts will be cherished by their new owners.

  4. Glad you're back :) Lots of great finishes there! And you did them quickly! Lovely quilts. I'm sure the recipient was thrilled to see them!

  5. What a finish. Five finishes!! Great job and they look wonderful, bright and airy. Well done!!!

  6. Congrats!!! Just the odd swear word???? ha ha ha ha

  7. You are amazing - those look great!! The recipient will love them!

  8. This is a great accomplishment! Well done!