Cot quilt - a lovely finish

 I am really happy with this finished quilt.
Love the simplicity of it
And I love the quirky zigzag quilting on the border.
I was disappointed to not be able to stitch down the binding, but thems the breaks.
I would rather save my arm/hand pain for something else.
Thanks Mum for coming to my rescue, so another cot quilt is finished!
Happy quilting Sue.

a new beginning?

Due to the pain I am having pain in my right shoulder I have been looking to reduce activities that aggravate it.  However I had a days sewing booked in, whats a girl to do?
With minimal time to prepare, I tore through my project boxes looking for an "easy" project for the day.
Alas everything required either fabric purchases (which means a road trip) or was more complicated than I had the brain space for. 
Except for this layer cake, and length of charcoal shot cotton I had bundled together, with a pattern!
 Yep, I started a new project!  With a few turns of the Go Cutter I had my layer cake and background cut into 2.5" strips.  And then I could settle into some mindless piecing.
All that piecing resulted in all these long stripes, which I have also sewed into pairs.
That took all day, but all I have to do is sew the pairs all together and I am 3/4 finished!  
This is the free pattern I am using;
and I have pinched the photo of the finished quilt (68" x 80") by the 
designer Jo Kramer from her blog: Jo's Country Junction
A very simple strip quilt, but perfect for my days sewing as everything came out of my stash and I didn't have to think beyond sewing five different strips together.  My colours are very different from this photo, so hope to have a finished top to show you next time!
Happy quilting, Sue.

Nothing to see here!

I am a bit overloaded with a head cold, paid work and volunteer tasks at present so have not achieved a lot of sewing.  Well the truth is I haven't done any!  But my darling Mum has been hard and work and finished the binding for me on this sweet citrus table runner.
I used a nice orange for the backing.  Orange is a rare fabric in my stash so I was almost a bit sad to hide it on the back.
But it did show up the quilting rather well.  Nothing terribly clever, just stitch in the ditch and more zig zag along the edges to replicate the design.
My terribly clever boys brought me a new house, a Lego house that is for Mothers Day!
We had fun making it together.  I enjoyed a cooked breakfast and the next day enjoyed a even bigger present.....a new fridge & freezer!  
It was not really my mothers day present, but I am having fun telling people that I got white goods all the same!  And it is so nice to not hear that rattle and hum all night of my old fridge as it was slowly & very loudly dying!  
Happy quilting Sue

Kim Diehl star in a churn dash blocks

I was just popping in to read some of my favorite bloggers, after a six month absence!  Then I saw that there was this draft post, so figure...