Wednesday, 22 December 2010

BOM 9; Dance Like No-one's Watching ...

Thank you for your messages and here is the link to the free BOM.
I can't believe it's the last one.
I would love to see any pictures you have of your blocks - you can email me at
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Phew .....

I apologise for my lack of blogging, but can promise that even though I haven't had time to comment on your posts, at least some of my time has been used to read your posts and drool over all your amazing pictures of your Christmas crafting.

I can at last start to put my head up for some fresh air and breathe in the beauty of a British Winter. It is freezing here and everywhere is blanketed in fresh, crisp snow.

So, what have I been up to?

Taking this little guy to the vets ... lots ...!!! After his lumpectomy operation his immune system took a bit of a dive and he got a form of doggy - pneumonia. After a course of anti-biotics and lots of cuddles he has made a full recovery ...

until ...
he then got attacked by another dog and has had lots of cuts, scratches and deep grazes to recover from. He's still traumatised and won't go anywhere near the park where it happened.

I can assure you that he is getting lots and lots of TLC.

I designed and made these little chaps, that I call my Iddy, Biddy, Bit-Bag Buddies. I made up lots of kits to sell at my local quilting group and was pleased at there success.

I've had lots of orders placed over the past few months and it has been quite a strain to get them all out on time.

One challenge was set by a customer who wanted 3 quilts made from Liberty fabrics, they had to be single bed size and her budget was extremely tight. With lots of white I managed to fulfil the objective and they have been completed on time.

I seem to have 'lost' the photo's of the first one so can only give you the other two - it's amazing what can be made from a small selection of fabric (plus lots of white!!!).

Appliqued petals - you can't see the quilting in this but I quilted 1/4" all round the petals and the effect was beautiful.

Squares within squares.
This is the last remaining quilt which must be finished by Thursday!!!

I've been teaching the most wonderful group of ladies on a Friday morning - this term we made a quilt-as-you-go quilt which was interpreted in different ways by everyone. I was so excited when they completed their quilts and what a wonderful job everyone did.

I love the enthusiasm and eagerness of these ladies and can't wait for the new term to begin in January.

Beautiful appliqued blocks in different shades of blue.

This is truly amazing, this lovely Lady made tons of blocks from recycled material and even used old blankets for the wadding. The result is a stunning quilt (the first one she's ever made) that will be an heirloom, providing not only warmth but freshness and beauty forever.

This quilt turned out beautiful and was all done by hand, including the piecing, appliqueing and quilting. I love it.
The lady who made these had missed several sessions and decided to make her quilt-as-you-go blocks into mini-Christmas-wallhangings with her families initials added.

The Lady who made these had already completed her quilt so she began making some placements to give as a Christmas gift.
She designed them herself and this is what makes me so feel so happy to see people grow and develop there own style and confidence to go in other directions.

I've also finally got around to completing the last block for my BOM - better late then never!
I aim to put them together in January - should time permit!!!!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Caroline xxxxxx

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