Monday, 30 July 2012

Its nearly time.....

for the Great British Blog Hop - I have been busy beavering away in my craft room these past few days and have made five items for the above blog hop (my showcase day is Thursday) and I have also managed to find time to make three tabletop quilts for the "Think Christmas" blog hop (my showcase day for this is Saturday) so I have been having lots of fun!

I also managed to get this finished last week just before the children broke up from school:

It's a kit that caught my eye when we were in the States.  However I thought it was a lot more patchwork than it actually was - this is just made up of one big central panel, two strips either side, two more panels either side of them and then eight more strips around all of that.  It's also a lot bigger than I thought - it's actually a wall hanging but I haven't got a free wall in my house anywhere (one of the perils of producing so much artwork I guess!) so maybe we will have to start celebrating halloween from now on!
I also had my first attempt at quilting on it (up until now I have only put a quilt under my free motion foot and wiggled it about randomly to do my quilting!):

I might even put a few more cobweb strands on it if I get a spare few minutes!  You can't see it so well on the other picture but I have done the strands in orange on the front and it looks really fantastic. 
Let me all know what you think!
Thanks for looking - busy preparing for blog hops from Solihull


Margie said...

Thank You for visiting my blog and your name is now in the pot for the tatted snowflake. Take Care

Buttons said...

Love your quilt and the spiders web on the back is just fab. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great summer hols. Hugs, Buttons x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a fabulous quilt.

Missus Wookie said...

Looks like fun - I like the spiderweb quilting pattern. Always room for a few more strips of webbing too.

managed to finish the bit of my project I intended to - off to do a blog post now :)

MadeByKarla said...

Fantastic! I don't celebrate, but this is so fun anyway!
Also, Blog award for you on my blog :)

The Slow Quilter said...

Love the spiders web quilt you worked on. I am not ready for the Hop, put I will try to put something togeather that I have worked on. See you at the hop.

Jak said...

Oh my word, not sure Ill manage 5 projects!!

well done you, love the quilt x

Amy E said...

WOW!! The quilt is SPECTACULAR!! I have such respect for anyone who can sew like that! And the idea for the cobwebs on the back is awesome! I've never seen anything like it!!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your sweet words. I'm glad you like the new blog design...I'm just over the moon about it! Well, that, and being a grandma one of these days soon! You wouldn't believe all the outpouring of support they've got from it!

I'm going to an all day crop today and I will be finishing up my blog hop project then...can't wait!!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

That's a cute panel! And your cobweb quilting is perfect. Looking forward to your hop tomorrow!

Mrs A. said...

Wow. You never cease to amaze me at the speed in which you turn these wall hangings /quilts out. Regardless of whether it is only a few parts patchwork it is still fab and I love the cobweb quilting on the back. Hugs mrs A .

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