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Monday, May 30, 2011

Up to date and a New project or was it a work in progress???

 Well i finally did it i got myself up to date with my Stitch a long, as many of you will remember i started about six weeks after the official start date...... but with 48 hours to spare, thanks to night duty i have caught up with all of the stitch a long blocks up to May completed.....







. . . seven of seven. . . .

The Itch got the better of me . . . i have a new project or technically since i have had the fabric since before  Christmas it is a work in progress ( thanks for that suggestion Lyn . . . . . LOL) 



and in typical me fashion is it a 
table runner?                                                 No
is it a simple little bag?                                   No
a pillow or a wall hanging                              No
it's a full size quilt    yep that makes Four full size quilts in progress 


This is the Fabric that caught my eye, i ended up purchasing $80 worth from the range


i have need to admit at this point it has been ages since i have done piecing (other than the stitch a long) and this is my first fully pieced, no applique at all quilt that i have made in ages . . . . .and i am really loving it. . . . . 
it will also be fully machine quilted, so it should be finished in no time. . . . . . .lots and lots of laughter here


Now to come up with a name . . . .
oh i guess you guys don't know that about me but i name almost everything . . . 
my car is Katie Scarlett (she is red, the girls came up with scarlet, gone with the wind . . . know where i am going?)
the house is Bramasole (Italian for to seek the sun. . . . . . from the movie under a Tuscan sun) Gadget's car is "the Prado" i know original Huh . . . it's a Prado, My old Car was Paris and the car before that Charlie and my first car was gem. all my quilts have names of course, it took ages to come up with a name for our dog and in the end Gadget seen a beer truck go past and suggested Cooper after the beer so my dog is named after a beer brand . . . .so i guess names are what i do . . . . just so you know i haven't named the kettle, toaster or dishwasher.

On the weekend Gadget (dh) was foolishly allowed to go to the camping show unchaperoned by myself, even worse he went with our camping buddies and his co-gadget fan (Burning Coite).  He promised that there would be no purchases , so the deal was struck . . . . . whatever he spent at the camping show i would get to spend at the Craft show in Sydney . . . . well to cut a long story short i have $240 to spend . . . . . plus my own spending money i have saved . . . .I think the craft show is going to be great fun (rubbing hands together)


anyway i guess i am in a chatty mood tonight

hope your hands are working on something that you love
Catch you later

Patricia




6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

love the fabric bundle...can't wait to see the quilt develop...........shame dh didn't get carried away more at the show........but thats a good budget.......25 sleeps til the quilt show..........

Cardygirl said...

Great blocks...love your fabrics too...see you at Darling Harbour!

Shiralee Stitches said...

Wow, this will be a stunner....looking forward to seeing it grow....You should have let DH buy a tent, caravan, or something else very expensive!!!....lol....can't wait to be there to see what you buy...not long now...Chooky said 25 sleeps and that was yesterday, so it must be 24 now.......woo hoo...

Lyn said...

Your off to a great start on your "work in progress" will watch out for its progress. I'm sure you will have lots of fun at the Craft show spending all that extra money!!!

Anita said...

Love the fabric for the quilts. Imagine how much you would have to spend if hubby bought a caravan LOL
See you at the show!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Trish your blocks look great ...love the fabric...