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 😄
Your little grand daughter is an absolute poppet! I like all your sewing and quilting projects too xxxReplyDelete
Thanks Janet! She is really cute.... but I may be a little biased!! Chrissie xxDelete
Your granddaughter is a sweetie. Love your improv quilt!ReplyDelete
Your granddaughter is adorable ! Love your improv quilt and your FM quilting is amazing !ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Looks like you have been busy! Your granddaughter is just adorable.ReplyDelete
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!
Your quilting is amazing! And your granddaughter is adorable :DReplyDelete
Your granddaughter looks very sweet!ReplyDelete
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!
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 :-))ReplyDelete
Your granddaughter is such a cutie. What a beautiful smile. Lovely stitching too, Christine. xxReplyDelete