Saturday, 15 October 2011

Red City Duo QAL Quilt Top

Thanks very much for all the well wishes for the small Dino who is much improved.  Unfortunately, my mum has now succumbed badly to the lurgy and has flu and is generally unwell. While she has been out of action today and in between making soup and visiting the pharmacy, I have been able to make a start on my Duo QAL quilt top using my Moroccan Mirage fabrics.

The Duo QAL is being hosted by Rhonda and Rachel and the block they have chosen is based on concentric squares.  Clearly, they are not control freaks as they have left size and design to us, which is all very grown up.  I am hoping to make a lap size quilt and should hopefully have all the blocks cut in a couple of days. It`s decided to get a little gloomy here today so the photo was taken under electric lighting and so I`ll have a look again tomorrow to see whether the colours in the image are realistic.

I should really have practiced my free motion quilting so that I could link up with Cindy but completely forgot and as I was a major nudger for Cindy to host the link-up, I`m hoping she hasn`t gotten me down for a flaky goodfornothing wotsit! Tomorrow, I shall put something up and grovel unreservedly.

It`s not all flu and bed baths here.  There is good news.  I have had my hair cut and eyebrows waxed so I`m looking quite groomed (if you ignore my feet, which badly need a pedi) and I`m booked for a short visit to Paris at the beginning of December to visit my dear and real life friend Deborah. HURRAH!

16 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your blocks and the fabric is gorgeous!! Hope your mum feels better soon and good luck with the FMQ!

diane said...

You have been a busy bee lately with your sewing projects. I on the other hand have been lazy. But that changes today! Show us a photo of your hair, but save the feet for after the pedi! XOXO

Ellie said...

Glad your wee one is feeling better but I'm sorry your poor mum now has it. Get better mum!!!
Lucky you visiting Paris in December that will be lovely. Hope you don't get the lurgy too.

susan said...

LOVE those fabrics!! Sorry to hear about your mum though. Hope she is well soon.

Flying Blind... said...

Love the blocks - plagiarism may well follow :)
Hope everyone gets well soon. Paris, snazzy!

Cindy said...

oh, honey! no worries RE yoru fmq forgetfullness! it's come and go as you please :)

I love, love, love the blocks you made. so pretty!

Cindy said...

Oh - and I hope your mom is feeling better soon!

Toni said...

Excellent blocks, Annabella! Love those fabrics! Glad to hear your son is feeling better, but sorry about your Mom. Hope you stay well!

Quilter in the Gap said...

These are amazing. This is going to be gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and please be sure to link up in the flickr group so that you are entered in the giveaway. Great job! Hope mom is better soon.

Catherine said...

Your poor mum: hope she gets better soon! Love those blocks, especially the fabric. Paris sounds great: very jealous

Sheila said...

Lovely blocks, I have to do a square in square soon, I admire so many of them.
Best wishes to your mum.

Katy Cameron said...

Love the blocks, and hope your mum feels better soon!

aracne said...

Lovely colours, I wonder how a busy lady like you can find the time to sew!

pasqueflower said...

Love your color choices!

Collette said...

beautiful blocks and colours x

mennikelly said...

I love your choice of fabrics. I think I need to put this in my flickr favorites.