So here's a round up.
I finally finished up my Granny top. It's on my FAL list so I have to hustle on this one. It took forever to make the blocks but it was all in my head as they are ridiculously easy to make - I think it's the fact I didn't square them up very well so they felt less than perfect and the latent perfectionist reared its ugly head and I went off them. However, after a couple of posts on IG (follow me @lifesrichpattern) I felt the love again. Now just to add a border to make it a decent size. I have the batting and backing so this could be a March finish.
I can finally reveal some secret sewing. I sent Nat a tablerunner as a very small thank you for sending me the beautiful Simple Love quilt. I know Nat likes blues and geometrics so using the Fast Forward pattern from The Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters, some geometric blues, taupes, Kona snow and some Essex yarn dyed natural linen, I made this rather long tablerunner. It's difficult to get a good shot of it...but you get the idea.
More secret sewing will be revealed tomorrow in Fluffy Sheep Quilting's spring newsletter - if you don't already sign up for it, then you should here - Cindy has a great online shop full of gorgeous fabrics and she'll even send you swatches! There is a very simple tutorial from moi for table napkins using the Heaven & Helsinki line and there's an awesome tute from the funny and lovely Rhonda for some personalized table mats. Here's a peek at mine.
In more mysterious sewing news, Stitch Tease the mystery online bee is finally coming to an end and all will be revealed very soon. I am making up Katy's quilt and it's a good one. Here's a sneaky peek of my block. The quilt top will be winging its way to Katy today and hopefully it should be there in a week or so. My quilt top is already on its way from Di in California - I can't wait to see it!
Finally spring sprang here on Monday - blue skies and 25°C...
I met my best friend from
So happy Thursday - now wish me luck as I go to the post office and visit customs who peek in your envelope before it's sealed up! This could be the law or pure nosiness - who knows!