Monday, 25 February 2013

Seeing stars...again

This has been on my UFO list for ..... 7 years now.... I have spurts of working on it, and then it gets relegated to the shelf again. It is a "scrap" quilt made entirely of bought fabrics. Yes, the irony is not lost on me :)  I saw the pattern in a scrap quilt book and fell in love. At the time I really liked feedsack fabrics, and wanted to make a project in 30's repro fabrics and so the Texas star project started. Each star (400+ required for the completed project) and row is hand-pieced which makes it a very portable project.

2013 is the Year of the UFO for me, and having completed 3 UFO's so far I decided it was time to grab this Texas bull by the horns. This is the maths - I have 88 stars left to assemble and can average 2 stars pr day.
I have 9 rows left to assemble and add to the top. It takes me a week to assemble a row and to attach it.

I can do this!!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Once upon a time

Once upon a time there was a mother who found a pattern for a fairy tale quilt which she thought would be perfect for her daughter..... 3 years later she picked it up from the UFO pile and completed the hand quilting and binding...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Happiness is..... A new craft table!

MOH made me a new work area. Until now my cutting mat lived under the sofa so that it could lie flat, and whenever I needed to do some cutting I used the dining table. But no more of that :)

On a trip to IKEA on our wedding anniversary we bought 3 Expedit bookcases and bolted them together to form a perfectly sized work station. I had seen a similar thing in Pinterest using 4 small bookcases, but decided that the deeper Expedit shelves would offer more flexibility. I'm in love :)