Monday, 12 April 2010

A Bit Of This & A Bit Of That!

After a busy but enjoyable weekend, I don't really have any finishes to show you, but thought I'd give a little update on what I spent my time 'playing' with. Between having visitors, the usual house chores and a trip to the movies (we saw "Clash Of The Titans" in 3D. Bit head-spinny in the action sequences, but I enjoyed it!), my sewing time was a bit intermitant, but I did make some progress on the April block for "A Gardener's Journal" Stitch-A-Long ...

The birdies now have a completed birdbath in which to ... well ... bathe! And I've built the fence and the garden edging  and planted the shrub for "Watering The Garden"! :0) I'm pretty happy that I'm plodding along but getting this done and it's nice to sit and stitch in front of the tele at night on something that I know almost 50 other stitchers all round the world are working on at the same time. It's rather a lovely thought! :0) If you want to see this fun quilt being made in all sorts of colourways, pop across to the Stitch-A-Long blog and take a peek. Who knows ... you may even be tempted to JOIN us! :0)

The other project I've started on that has a June deadline is a baby quilt for my brother and SIL. Do you remember me showing you these yummy fabrics purchased from my home-away-from-home Quilters Angel?


Well, after I'd played in the sewing room for a few hours, they now look like this ...


Aren't these some of the most CHEERFUL fabrics you've ever seen! :0) This will be the centre panel of the quilt, so there's still a ways to go with it before it's finished, but that's part of the fun of quilting, isn't it ... watching your quilt grow. There will also be some appliqué elements added to this panel and knowing me - and looking at what's featured on the main two fabrics here! - you just KNOW the appliqué is going to include bears of some sort! :0) I've finished the initial sketches and as soon as I finish posting, I"m off to the sewing room to play. Stay tuned for updates! :0)

Oh ... and for those who read my last post and were wondering if I was a good girl and sat down to write the pattern instructions I was procrastinating about ... YES! I DID write the instructions, so I was a good girl after all - though I'm sure there would still be those who know me who would dispute that!! Tee! Hee! Hee!

And now ... I'm off to the sewing room to trace and play with appliqué. Hope your weekend was as productive as mine and that your week is off to a great start. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS

9 comments:

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Kris...I love those colours together they really do look bright and cheerful. But with bears too, it makes it really something special.
Gooo Kris!!!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Kerryanne English said...

Such pretty bright colours - how could anyone not be happy looking at those. Well done.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

clare's craftroom said...

Oh yes what happy colours , love them !

Mistea said...

That will surely be a bright and fun quilt - what with your bears playing on there!
Enjoy stitching your Gardners Journal.

Yvette said...

We are about in the same place with our Gardener's Journal. :)

Elizabeth said...

Those fabrics in the baby quilt are so adorable! That quilt is going to be fantastic! WOW! Oh, and between you and Peg, I might just have to do the Gardener's Journal stitch-along. Gardening and quilting are two of my favorite things!

Joy said...

Loving your progress on your Gardner's Journal quilt. I've actually had that book for ages but the quilt is STILL on my "to do" list, [[[sigh]]] ... one day ;o).
Good girl for getting the pattern written ... now don't you feel better now that it's done!!???! Betcha do ;o)!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That is one very CHEERY quilt, Kris!! I can see all the wonderful gurgles and smiles when a little one has that to wrap themself in!

Celine said...

I love your baby quilt it si bright and beautiful!
Celine

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