Friday, 6 January 2012

Friendship and Fabric

What a lovely way to spend my Thursday...heading into town to meet a blogging friend at my LQS. Marg @ Country Quilts and Dolls and I have been chatting back and forth online for a while now and as her family are on holiday in the area, we arranged to meet at The Quilters Shack and then chat over a coffee. Our plans were quickly reversed as the shop was opening later but that gave us more time to catch up and spend a lovely morning. Thankyou Marg, it was great to finally meet in person.

Of course some fabric came home with me too :)  After seeing 'Tis The Season' quilts popping up all over, I decided this would be a project for 2012 so some reds, cream polka dot and red thread hitched a ride home.

A challenge for some of the girls in our little patchwork group is to finish our 'Stitching Round the Block' and bring them along to our first day for 2012. This pink fabric was the first I tried as a border and after looking around at some others, the pink won. Do you find that often the first choice is the best choice?

The cream will become the sashings for my Calendar Quilt which was pieced in 2009 and I've listed as a UFO must finish!

Another UFO I have selected to work on in January is my Queen Bed Quilt which is a pre 2006 project. These 4 x 1/2" hexie flowers will be joined by 4 more to become embelishments on the borders.

We're in for a HOT!!! weekend so I'll be finding a cool spot for some quiet sewing. May you find your cool or warm spot as needed.

Quilty Wishes


  1. How fun to meet Marg ... you have chosen some lovely fabrics... and I agree with you... often the first choice is the one I end up going with...maybe we should trust our gut instincts more??

  2. Ooh, I Love those fabrics!!! Those are perfect choices for your TTS!! I have almost finished my eigth TTS stitchery over the last couple of weeks ... I'll have to find some fabrics in a few weeks/days, lol, when I finish mine. ... Your other two fabrics are gorgeous - i can't decide which I like better!! ... And your little hexi's are so cute!! I love the fabric combinations in them!!

  3. Nice choices all round I think! And meeting up with friends is always a pleasure! You seem busy so that should keep you out of trouble if not the! :)

  4. Hmm. Seems I need to put some other things aside and do some stitching.
    Look forward to seeing them done and to catching up with everyone again.

  5. Friends and fabric. What a lovely combination. The fabrics for the Christmas quilt look beautiful.

  6. Love your Christmas fabrics. The mercury is soaring here too, just finished mowing and after finally deciding on our Christmas project for January am now trying to locate my rotary cutter....... wish me luck........

  7. gorgeous fabrics and those hexies are so pretty!I'd like to take part in the 1 Christmas item a month , I did for a while last year but got slack but will try a little harder this year .