....... but unfortunately it's little as I only had time to sort out a small amount of projects to put on it, before Maureen and Katy arrived to spend the day in the studio, as there was no patch'n'chat today (oops, we were so busy blethering working that I forgot to take photos of what we were busy with!)
So, the list. I started with this set of shelves .......
...... it might not look as if there is much there - but that's because you can't see what is hiding behind the quilt
......so what did I unearth from the boxes? I am embarrassed to say that you probably saw some of these things on last year's list (and possibly the year before - oh dear!) I'll start with the to-be-quilted items. The first two quilt tops are the same pattern. I had shown various groups how to make the quilt and these two were eventually completed from all the samples from the workshops
I started this Hawaiian wallhanging several years ago, then last year I added the borders
I was given these blocks when I left Greenpark Quilters when we moved here (six years ago). Having pieced the quilt, I had made a start to marking out the quilting patterns on the sashing and borders, so I will have to finish the marking before I can quilt it
I made these snail trail blocks some years ago. I will have to add a border before I quilt it
this was made at a workshop, using half square triangles in light and dark fabric. The piecing is dreadful, but the different parts of the pattern will lend themselves well to practising fmq
this was made from a charm pack, so every square is different. I think the original intention was to applique big flowers, but again I think I'll use it to try out fmq patterns
this next little project has already featured twice on the blog - way, way back when I did it for a friend who wanted to learn to quilt, then again some time ago when I used to do Tuesday Tutorials. It's a quick and easy way to make patchwork blocks, and only needs basic sewing skills - you can see the tutorial here
I bought this little kit when we had our first holiday in Melbourne in 2005. It needs borders, then I might make it into a cushion or a bag
this was made as a teaching piece for beginners, and I have already done quite a bit of quilting on it
this block was made at a workshop the first time I went to Houston. It is supposed to be based on the work of the artist Hundertwasser. I need to cut back more of the black fabric to reveal the different coloured layers below, then finish the quilting in the outer border
so that's just what was lurking behind the quilt - I have lots of kits to make, lots of patterns to do ...... I will have a hard job deciding what will go on the MUST BE DONE list, and the MIGHT BE DONE list!!
I have been sewing over the last two weeks. I have quilted the Linus quilt, so it just needs binding
and started work on the next project for Anne
here is a reminder about why you shouldn't stitch over pins (oops!!)
the Christmas decorations will all be packed away tomorrow (oh, dear, the house will look bare), then the rest of the weekend will spent sewing (apart of course from our Sunday morning walk). I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, love Anne
ps - I nearly forgot, Maureen took this wonderful photo at the John Deere tractor dealers in Jedburgh. Having seen the tractor when she didn't have her camera with her, she went back the next day to take the photo, as she knew it would appeal to Katy and me!!