Thursday, 1 December 2011

Fresh Sewing Day - December


1. Blockade Block , 2. Ready for Binding (The front), 3. Fabric Envelope Front, 4. MCTR Front, 5. MCTS Ornament, 6. Scrappy HST Star, 7. 1001 Peeps Plus Quilt Top, 8. Block Detail, 9. Back of Fabric Envelope, 10. MCTR Back, 11. Duo QAL Quilt Back, 12. Union Jack Quilt Sneeky Peek, 13. An Appliqued Fatima`s Hand, 14. Central Park Quilt Top, 15. Mosaic Block, 16. All Ready to be Packed Up and Sent Off, 17. Lucky Pieces Block, 18. Detail, 19. Proposed Layout for DP QAL, 20. Duo QAL Quilt Front

I've been a bit absent from the blogging scene the last few days as I've got technical problems with the laptop and it's too darn chilly at the moment to sit at the big computer unless swamped in a blanket.  I've also been busy finishing up the Union Jack quilt for Elicia, my friend Deborah's daughter.  There it is in the mosaic at No.12. I'll show you some full frontal photos of the quilt once I've hand delivered it this weekend!  In Paris!  Brrrrrr!

This is my third month sewing almost daily and I'm totally loving it.  I feel like I'm improving month by month and becoming quicker and more productive.

Here are this month's stats:

Most fun make -  Christmas Tablerunner (No.4) for Susan's  Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap
Most Satisfying Finish - finally the Union Jack quilt (No.12), which has taken way too long and been over thought
Favourite New Block - the Drunkard's Path! (No.11) I love this block - it's so versatile and fun to make
Favourite Fabric Purchased - Lark in Glamor by Amy Butler (can²t wait to make some Swoon blocks using it)
Prettiest Block - the Blockade block (No.1)
Fun Quick Makes - the fabric envelope (No.3) and the tree ornament (No.5)
New Skills - piecing HSTs and piecing curved DP blocks and stipple quilting my first quilt - the Red City Quilt (No.12)(so called because I used Moroccan Mirage in the Marrakech colourway by Kristian A. Howell)
Quilts finished - Red City Quilt and Union Jack quilt
Quilts started- Drunkard's Path and Plus (No.7) baby quilts

I received a wonderful surprise in the post today but that will keep until tomorrow.

Linking up with Lynne for Fresh Sewing Day.  Why don't you nip over there and see what other sewists have been up to last month.  I'll be away for a couple of days but will tell you all about it next week!  Off to pack warm clothes...if I can find any...

27 comments:

Nic said...

What a great month! And a lovely mosaic

Betty said...

You have been busy! and all of them LOVELY.
I saw you at Lynne's blog.
Thanks

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

What a wonderful month Annabella!! I’m with you on the most fun to make project! The swap has been incredibly wonderful!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

You have been busy! Such wonderful makes!

Sheila said...

What a great month Annabella!
Enjoy Paris.

Ellie said...

Wow you have been busy so many lovely pieces there. Have a ball in Paris - I'm sure you will. :))

Isisjem said...

What a great month you've had! Lovely makes!

Shruti said...

Wow! Thats a wonderful set of finishes!!!

Janine said...

You've got so much done - and all of it is lovely :)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Very productive month! Have a great time à Paris!

Carla said...

You have been busy and all those projects are so darn cute!

Manda said...

Lovely mosaic! Have a fab time in Paris!

Pat said...

Oh, what a fabulous month you've had! Love your mosaic.

Leanne said...

It is all so beautiful, what an inspiring month.

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a fabulous month!! Enjoy Paris!

Nicky said...

Great month but what a tease - was it your tablerunner!?

Flying Blind... said...

Good grief bionic woman!!

Katy Cameron said...

Fab work this month, I actually thought you were already swanning around in Paris! Enjoy yourself when you get there :o)

susan said...

Your mosaic is so fabulous I don't know where to look. What a month! Now go to Paris and have a fabulous time. Indulge in all those wonderful foods and things that I wish I could have. And shop!! Then shop some more. Have fun and looking forward to the tales on your return!

Ms. Becky said...

you are incredibly ambitious and motivated. I watch your progress and what you accomplish in just a few days and I'm dizzy. I am totally in love with whatever it is in the top left corner. oh be still my heart. happy day to you Annabella. stay warm now!

diane said...

I was hoping that was 2 months finishes. Wow, you have done a ton of sewing this month. Wait until you see my poor, pitiful finishes!

Catherine said...

blimey, you have done loads, you could open a shop!! how many days did you have in November?
Have a fabulous time in Paris, very very jealous and looking forward to seeing the pics and hearing all about it

Rebecca Lynne said...

Whew hew I am so impressed! You go girl...great things done and on the way to being done. Love it!

ScissorsandThread said...

Wow, gorgeous mosaic, love the star blocks

Sandra Kaye said...

Wow, you have been very busy!! Greta job!! hugs

Debbie said...

Wow - that is one impressive mosaic! Congrats!

Leanne said...

Such a wonderful month, everything is so beautiful!