Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Another month

Why does life hurtle by like a rate of knots. All the plans seem to fall by the wayside, I am settling in to the new job well , could do without the long travel to work over an hour is ok in the summer but its gonna be deadly in the winter. Finished the Orange crush quilt .. finally.. I was late starting it with the new job and only settled down to do it this month . I choose a grey for the background , it looks better in real life the colour seems much brighter in this photo.
As soon as i get it back from the longarmer It is going off to Alan in New Zealand, the first quilt I have made him!
Managed a few real nice days this summer and got the work finished round the pond really pleased now with the way the garden has turned out, just the piece behind decking and the dogs to fill out next summer and it will done as far as done goes in a garden.
I need to sort out some of my UFO's most just need quilted, really must knuckle down and put one together this evening, maybe choose one that can be hand quilted i can always take it into work and do it at lunch time, providing it isn't too big.
Want to start the friendship star for Spain as well, but more about that later.
I bid and won 100 x 2" squares on eBay, its only afterwards and u work out that it is really only a FQ's worth, it was real bad value. i paid double what I normally pay for a FQ, only plus is that the squares are all different. Wont do that again. I haven't even done anything with them yet , which makes it even more stupid to buy!!


Candace said...

Your OC turned out beautifully, I think that he should like it very much, the colors are a lot like mine, and my DH really likes it. Mine is at the LA now, and I am anxious to see it finished.

Kucki68 said...

I love what you did with the border, that might be an idea for mine, too.

Katie said...

Your OC looks great! I like where you chose to use the orange.

Love the pond too!

Ethne said...

What a lovely vibrant quilt - I've just started to blog myself and was checking to see if I'd popped up in the listing yet (but no) and I though I'd check through some of the other UK quilters listed - I was interested to see you'r from Norn' Iron' - as we homebees would say - I was born and brought up in 'Ards and mved to SW Scoland in '87, but am back frequently to visit the family (just back last week from a break) - I'll keep popping in to see what you'r up to - keep up the good work