Wednesday 1 May 2019

Time for a catch up!!

I see that it has been a little while again since I posted and I think it is time for a catch up!!  I have been a bit negligent with my blog posts and I have even thought seriously about closing my blog in favour of using other media tools to keep in touch with the quilting world but, I have blog friends who don't use other media and I don't want to lose contact with them so you'll have to put up with the sporadic posts instead!!

Now, what have I been doing since my last post?  Well, April was a busy month as I was travelling in the UK for part of the time visiting family and having cuddles with my cute little granddaughter who has just turned five months old.  I took with me the Honey Bunny wall hanging to put in her nursery.  I think she liked it!!

We also visited my Father-in-law and sorted through some of the legal paperwork and sorting out that accompanied the sad passing of my Mother-in-law in December of last year.  As it was really my husband who was involved with the legalities of this and, I knew that I wouldn't be attending some of the meetings, I took with me my improv quilt to bind.  I had managed to get all the free motion quilting completed just in time to take it with me.

Above is the finished quilt and below is a glimpse of the quilting from the back.  I was really pleased with how this turned out and I shall definitely be making some more improv quilts in the future.  They are really great for using up scraps of fabric!!

When I got back I started work on a new project which I am not far from finishing.  I have pieced, layered and basted the quilt top (which is going to be a table topper) and finished all the free motion quilting.  As this is a gift, I am only going to show you the back so that you can see the quilting.  You'll have to wait until my next post to see the front!!  I am very pleased with it so far!!

Since then, I have had my youngest daughter here to stay and, we had some fun as I showed her some basic hand embroidery stitches.  She wanted to make something for a friend and the stitching reminded me that I needed to re-start work on the beautiful BOM blocks from Gail Pan's 2018 i-stitch-club: Send My Love.  I managed to finish stitching the last February appliqué to it's background and start embroidering the first March block.  Now all I have to do is make the time to keep going!!

Well, I think that's about it for now.  Hope you all enjoy a wonderful first day of May!! Until next time 😄


  1. Your little grand daughter is an absolute poppet! I like all your sewing and quilting projects too xxx

    1. Thanks Janet! She is really cute.... but I may be a little biased!! Chrissie xx

  2. Your granddaughter is a sweetie. Love your improv quilt!

  3. Your granddaughter is adorable ! Love your improv quilt and your FM quilting is amazing !

  4. Your granddaughter is just as cute as a button! What fun it must have been to spend some time with her. Your quilting and embroidery is just lovely too! Happy stitching!

  5. awww - what a little charmer! Lucky you to have baby cuddle time. Glad you plan to stick around the blogging world (at least somewhat). I don't 'do' the other stuff so would definitely miss you if you decided not to blog!

  6. Looks like you have been busy! Your granddaughter is just adorable.
    Like you, I have often thought about closing my blog, (or even closing it to comments) but I like to document my projects, so for now it will stay put!

  7. Your quilting is amazing! And your granddaughter is adorable :D

  8. Your granddaughter looks very sweet!
    Your quilting is amazing on both quilts! I love the finish of your Improv quilt! Having seen yours I really want to finish the mini quilt I started last year ..... not sure when though!
    I hope you will continue to blog. Like Mary Anne I only do my blog, so I wouldn’t see you anywhere else. I know I’ve struggled blogging for a while what with blogger misbehaving, and other things taking me away from blogging but I really enjoy visiting my blogging friends to see what they are making/doing! So I do hope you will continue!
    Keep on blogging!! Yay!
    Barbara xx

  9. Beautiful quilting and embroidery Christine. Your granddaughter is lovely - don´t babies grow so quickly! five months already. Hope you keep up blogging, it is always interesting to see what you are up to :-))

  10. Your granddaughter is such a cutie. What a beautiful smile. Lovely stitching too, Christine. xx