Monday, 29 October 2018

It is starting to feel like Winter.....

Good morning!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Here, it is finally starting to feel more like Winter is coming.  We had a cold and wet weekend and, I can't see the tops of the mountains yet but I am fairly sure there is snow up there.  I am not complaining!!  We really needed the rain as it has been dry for weeks and, as I have previously posted, we have been making the most of the beautiful weather by being outside and that doesn't work very well for getting quilt tops pieced and projects finished!!


However, over the cold and wet weekend, I did manage to get the last of four baby quilt tops which, I have been working on since I last posted, finished.


I had already shown you the first of these here but now I have three further quilt tops to show you.


One of the hardest parts of the whole patchwork and quilting process for me is choosing the fabrics.  I always procrastinate about which fabrics to use and planning these quilts was no exception.  I am happy with all the choices in the end though. Sorry the photographs aren't great, the light isn't brilliant here this morning!


Over the next few days, these tops will all be layered and basted and, then the quilting can start!  That will bring with it more procrastination as I decide how to quilt them all.


I will probably choose to do a mix of walking foot and free motion quilting but before that can start my poor machine will need some TLC.


Then there will be some sketching and doodling, followed by some practise.  I will finally get them quilted..... promise!!


In between times, as I am to become a glamorous grandma (is there any other type?) very soon, I am working on this little project too.


Thank you for coming to visit..... look forward to seeing you soon!




9 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you have managed to get some quilting done again. It has been wet and cold here too. I am looking forward to becoming a Great Auntie soon xxx

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    1. Thanks Janet! It's not long now!! Hope you had a good weekend despite the weather! Chrissie xx

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  2. How exciting that you will becoming a grandma soon-congratulations! I think you did a great job of choosing fabrics. All your tops are darling and your beautiful quilting is really going to bring them to life. Happy stitching! Karen

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  3. I'm so happy about your approaching grandma status! I have a lot of trouble choosing fabrics and quilting design also, so I relate. Your quilts look pretty as well as your knitting. :)

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  4. Approaching grandma stage! Yeah for that. I am not so lucky yet, but these quilts of yours are great inspiration, thanks for the links.

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    1. Thanks Caroline! I'm very excited about being a Grandma!! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

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  5. Being a grandma is THE best!! Hope the new wee one lives close enough that you can provide lots of cuddle time. You're working on some really nice baby gifties too - lucky baby indeed!

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  6. Your quilt tops are gorgeous! You definitely know how to make pretty color combinations. These are so soft and lovely. How exciting that you'll soon be a grandma!

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  7. I love the quilts, especially the first one. How exciting becoming a Grandma. Congratulations, Christine xx

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