Friday, 27 July 2012

Quilt finish & this weeks buys

I finished hand sewing the binding on my Greens and Creams Quilt last night. I'm really happy with the result and hope the recipient is too.

I really enjoyed hand stitching the binding on this one, I didn't want it to be too narrow as the quilt is quite large at just over 100cm x 200cm I thought a narrow binding might get lost.

Now during all this busy sewing week I thought I deserved a little retail therapy. So I popped over to Cindy's fab shop Fluffy Sheep Quilting and indulged in my favourite way to shop. On the couch, cuppa in hand and away you go. I picked out some fab fabrics.

I'm so so happy with all my buys. I'm especially happy with the thread. I was running into difficulty with getting a wider range of colours in large spools. I usually use Gutermann thread which is great for your basic colours but really expensive for anything else as you can only get them in a smaller spool size. Cindy has a fantastic range of Aurifil colours and at 1300m per spool work out a great deal cheaper. So these 3 are just the beginning of my new collection as I will be adding to them very soon :)

So I'm now going to start on three baby boy quilts, two of them are for twin boys my friend had three weeks ago. They are so gorgeous and I'm very happy to be making quilts for them. My friend is a very creative and talented woman, I know that she will love whatever I make for them. It's so great to be able to give a gift that you make yourself and know it will be appreciated.

The third quilt is for another brand new baby boy that another friend had recently in New York. I've seen photos of these babies and for some reason it makes it easier to create something for them. I guess it's just the fact that you can picture them snuggled up in your quilt that gives you the inspiration.

It's another fabulous sunny day here in Dublin and my hubby is off from work. We couldn't go to the zoo last week so we are going to go today. When my little girl Sophie was asked what animal she wanted to see she said 'Bear' eeerrmm the one animal they don't have. Never mind, she is so happy that 'Dada' is off she doesn't want me to do anything for her. Bliss. My boy Jack is back home around midnight on Saturday. He has really enjoyed his holiday in Portugal and I will be very happy to have him home with me. It's very strange not having the two of them at home.

So I hope you all have a great weekend, chat soon.

Geraldine x


  1. Eee! Your quilt is just lovely! I'm sure the recipient will love it. So glad to see the thread arrived safely :) Happy stitching!

  2. I started cutting my papers last night for this quilt!!!!, I am so happy I saw your version because I wanted to make a table runner as well, and I wasn't sure of how many pieces I need!!!!. Thank you for making my work easier now!!!!, ha, ha.

  3. Hey there, yes Cindy the tread arrived safe and sound, I'm so so happy with it and will be adding to my collection soon. Hey there Quilterbell, glad to be of help!!! Can you explain to me about cutting your papers? I just get a clean sheet of graph paper and start off designing what I think will look well.