Monday 15 August 2022

A finish and a start

 On Friday I set myself a challenge of sewing the binding down on the Noah's Ark quilt. It was very hot and so I wasn't sure I could get it done but I took it in short bursts. Although it is a baby quilt and therefore not that big, it was still very warm to have on my lap. By the end of Friday the quilt was finish and I just need to add the label. The quilt will be staying at our house for a while. Katy and Olly are in the process of buying a house and hope to move in early September. 

The pattern for the embroidery is by Lynette Anderson and is available from Little quilt store as a pdf. I increased the pattern size by 160%. I really enjoyed stitching the blocks. I used another of Lynette Anderson's designs 'Bunny Garden' for a baby quilt I made last year. This quilt was gifted to one of Katy's friends.

I also completed another bird house stitchery. I need to find my crayons so I can colour the remaining stitcheries.

Today I did some cutting to start a new quilt. I only cut the strips as I need to cut a triangle template. The fabric for this quilt is Indigo Elements by Stuart Hillard for the Craft Cotton Co. I particularly like the fabric at the front of the photo.

I also cut fabric for a table centre that will be a gift for a friend. This pattern uses Antique Reproduction prints.

This week I have enjoyed reading another book. This time, The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont. I couldn't put this book down. I found myself picking it up to read between jobs and every time I stopped for a cup tea or coffee.

I think I need to take a rest from reading and get on with some stitching. Tomorrow my car is having it's annual service. John and I will drop it off and then we are going walking. It was supposed to rain this evening but it didn't. I hope it doesn't rain while we're out walking. 

Take care



  1. Noah's Ark looks great & now know why both penguins & kangaroos get a look in, as I realise Lynette Anderson has Australian connections. You've definitely urged me to stitch too and have just finished my first block for a small quilt called In Mum's Kitchen, which I bought the pattern for many years ago at the Melbourne quilt show. Look forward to seeing the next two bundles of fabric progress into quilts. Both lots are lovely. Wish I could relax enough to read again. Take care & hugs from down under.

  2. I do like a book like that, one that you just cant put down! I have the Noah's Ark pattern but need to get the pattern enlarged before I can start stitching, I do so enjoy doing this sort of simple stitchery. Looks like you are busy with a couple of new projects, that's always exciting, I feel. Happy stitching times ahead.