Thursday, 17 June 2010

Ethan's Quilt and a confession ...

Once again, I can't take credit for designing this quilt. It's a pattern designed by Elizabeth hartman of

My husband bought me a fat quarter of animal fabric a couple of years ago and it has been sitting in my stash waiting for the right project to come along.
All the fabrics used for this quilt were in my stash and I have really enjoyed making this little piece. I managed to applique the name and giraffe on, baste, quilt and bind this quilt all in a day and it should be winging it's way to a new baby boy for some friends of ours.

Now for the confession; I apogise for the lack of keeping up with my BOM project. My computer has literally just died and I have been using my husbands, unfortunately he does not have the same software packages and access to my scanner etc so until my laptop is repaired I will be unable to do the BOM. I'm sorry about this and hope to have it up and running again soon.

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Monday, 14 June 2010

I can't believe it, I WON!!!!!!

You may rememer that recently I created this little quilt for the Margaret Every Challenge at my local quilting shop.

The standard was very high and I had quite a few favourites myself.
There is a link here to see just a few of the entries.

I went to collect my quilt today and was surprised (indeed shocked) to hear that I had actually won the challenge prize.
I have not stopped smiling yet. I was presented with a gift voucher (which I have spent already!!!) and I get my name engraved on the Bramble Patch Challenge Cup.

I had to laugh really because Monday is my house cleaning day and I generally wear slobbing about clothes, ready for dog walkies and standing-in-the-shower-while-I-clean it sort-of-clothes. The same clothes that I wore to 'nip-to-the-said - quilt-shop-to-buy-a-fat-quarter-collect-quilt-and-go-home-for-more-cleaning'. Not expecting to be photographed as a challenge winner !!!

It was a good job I had brushed my hair, teeth and slapped a dot of lipstick on before I left the house.
There should be a picture of me uploaded onto The Bramble Patch website within a couple of days - don't look too closely at my scruffy attire - how I wish I'd worn a pretty dress!!!