I finished up a quilt for Bee Blessed for Judith and Sarah. I can't take credit for the quilt itself, which is a shame as it is gorgeous. I merely basted, quilted and bound it. I decided to let the lovely orphan blocks stand out, so I quilted in the ditch of the block seams, and did three more rows either side. It pleasantly passed a Sunday morning, and some of the afternoon, and a little of the evening too. Though in between we did bake biscuits and watch the Devil Wears Prada, again. The quilt is to go, with I believe 16 or 18 others, to the local children's hospital. They will be much loved and cuddled.
The biscuits were fun to make. They are part of our Great British Bake Off project. Last year we made the start bake each week. This year, so far, we have just baked something from that week's programme. Much less stressful! We were going to make double chocolate and sour cherry cookies from Edd Kimber's The Boy Who Bakes, a former winner. But as my kitchen fairy had sorted out my cupboards and thrown out all the out of date stuff, we had only single chocolate, no bicarbonate of soda and no brown sugar. She's young, she believes the date on the packet fairy tale. They still tasted ok, as did the oatmeal and sultana cookies.
|Great British Bake Off, week 2|
|maybe a quilt, maybe a book|
I thought I would show you some of the fabric I have "acquired" recently. A few bits and pieces. The first lot came from Darn It and Stitch in Oxford. The second lot from the Textile Studio in Belfast from my visit last week. The third cache was Japanese fabric bought a few weeks ago from the Eternal Maker in Chichester, it came by happy post.
|Darn It & Stitch, Oxford|
|The Textile Studio, Belfast|
|The Eternal Maker, Chichester|
This gorgeous plain fabric is part of the Fabri-Quilt New Block Hop 2015. Some of those of us who took part in the new bloggers blog hop are making a square each for a charity quilts, to be basted and quilted by the blog hosts, Cheryl, Yvonne and Terri Ann. My blog tutorial is 3 September. I'm off work the 31 August for the bank holiday. Guess what I'll be doing?
|hop, hoppity hop|
I'm still working on my ATC card (am I?) and have to finish my bag for the MQI Summer Tote Swap, but no more photos yet.
My squares have started to come in for my month as Queen Bee for the MQI. So far I have received squares from Erin and Maya. Maya kindly sent me some extra fabrics. I will definitely be using the zombie, and using a red background. Maya takes part in lots of zombie type swaps, so this will remind me of my new friend. My squares are the top, Maya the centre, and Erin the bottom.
|My Queen Of Sheba Bee Squares|
Well, I think that's all for tonight. And enough to be going on with. All the best for now.
Linking up for the first time with Molli Sparkles Sew My Stash