Sunday, 26 July 2015

Bad blogger!!

Yes that's me, and I'm so sorry. I have neglected my blog seriously this month and it's not as if there hasn't been anything to blog about.

First off there was the Thanet Quilters exhibition, I showed my "Stacked Squares" quilt and was very pleased to see a couple of people actually taking pictures of MY quilt!! This is the first time I have ever showed a quilt to people other than family and friends or on my blog so I was a bit nervous about putting it in amongst so many other beautiful quilts. But I'm glad that I did. There was a visitors choice vote and I took Simon along, afterwards he told me that he'd voted for my quilt but actually he preferred the one with peacocks on it!!

I spray basted my log cabin quilt ready for quilting but can't settle on a design.  I tried a small stipple pattern but it was far to busy for the quilt so that got ripped out. I've put in some "in the ditch" lines but this only works in one direction due to the colour ways of the fabrics so that might have to come out. In exasperation I've put that one aside and started (and almost finished)  a star quilt in lovely spicy colours.  This will be a gift for an Indian lady that I will be staying with when I go to India next week.

Oh yes that's another reason I've been away from my blog....... I had to get this star quilt completed and get a visa for India.  

I can't believe the sun went in just as we had a few spare minutes for photos!

I'm not sure which was more stressful!! But my passport has come back, at last all stamped up so I'm nearly ready to go.  I shall be staying with the family of one of my nurses and can't wait although I'm super nervous as I'll be travelling there alone. Ah well I know my big sister travelled all over the place alone and with small babies so I'm sure I'll cope!!

Last weekend Sam, Sharon and I all joined the Thanet Quilters on a coach trip  to Lady Sew and Sew, a huge warehouse of fabric in Henley.  We had a fabulous time, they stock the whole range of Kaffe Fassett fabric, Zandra Rhodes, Amy Butler......, oh it was heaven!! We all spent well, Sam spent the most as she bought some expensive voile for dressmaking. I bought some gorgeous Kaffe Fassett for a bag (because I don't have enough bags!!) and the fabric for the star quilt.  Sharon bought fabric for a log cabin quilt, we all came away exhausted but happy,

I finished this little lap quilt "What a Liberty" a couple of weeks ago but have only just got round to taking some photos.

Well that's about it for now. I promise lots of pics and hopefully lots of fabric when I get back.

Happy stitching............Jacky


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