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Friday, 29 June 2012

I follow  Charise's blog Charise Creates.  It is amazing and if you've seen it or
bought the 8th Edition of Fat Quarterly you will know how amazing her patterns are as well as her quilting.  She is Paper Piecer Extrodinaire and I adore everything she designs and makes.

Anyway a few days ago she had a blog post on Crafting it Forward and I jumped at the chance to sign up.  The idea is that when I receive a homemade something from Charise (which I hope will be a quilted something) I will make and send you a gift handmade by me to the first five interested individuals. You will receive your gift in the next nine months.  You in return upon receiving your homemade gift, create a blog post showing what you received and then ask for comments in the post with interested and willing participants.  You then have nine months to make something for the five interested individuals.

I am just giving you all the heads up now because as soon as I have received something from Charise I will be asking for five of you to sign up and then ask you to leave me a comment.

If you like paper piecing, which I do, why not go and have a look at Charise's blog now as she is thinking of starting up a wonderful Block of the Month which will be awesome and she wants to know how many people would be interested.  I have already signed up for that too so why not come and keep me and Charise and everyone else company.

Until next time ...
Lots of Love Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

Monday, 18 June 2012

If you read my other blog ...

... you will know I have had a totally crap week!  It's a new week now but I'm still sad.

Anyway enough of that.  This is a QUILTING blog so Aquilting we shall go.  I recently went to a class at Lucy Summerville's house which is totally stunning to say the least and I have some photos to share with you.  Putting these photos up will cheer me up if nobody else because it was such a great day.

This was Lucy spreading the paint over
the piece of fabric exactly right which was
more than I could do that's for sure
This was Lucy (obviously) after
she had hand printed a piece of
fabric.  Just gorgeous.

A quilt Lucy had made
which was so yummy it was untrue

This is one of the blocks she had inserted
(sorry can't remember what this technique is
called but I so want to learn how to do it)

Some more inserts of the same quilt
- just too gorgeous for words

This was a picture Lucy made of a nine patch
so much better in real life but it's
gorgeous here nonetheless 

The reverse side of that gorgeous quilt
both so gorgeous (I know I know I'm overusing that 'g' word
but it is so deserved)

And yet another of Lucy's quilts
ok I'll call it yummy this time but
it's still utterly gorgeous

A cushion Lucy made on
top of one of her yummy quilts
(see I didn't use the gorgeous word but it is)

This scrummy quilt Lucy made out of scraps
How cool is this!!!!

Lastly these are two small quilts
Lucy made out of Summerville which
can be purchased all over the world
and the fabric is FABULOUS!!!
 See I knew I'd feel a bit better after doing this post and looking at all these fabulously gorgeous things that Lucy has made has made me feel a little bit better.  If you want to know why my last couple of weeks have been so crappy just go to my Stitching Blog and you can see why.  I will warn you it's really a depressing blog post.

Until next time ... 
Lots of Love
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

Sunday, 3 June 2012

I know this is supposed ....

... to be a blog about quilting.  But I tend to procrastinate a lot and when I'm not procrastinating I just can't make up my mind.  Right now my sewing room needs tidying up so much that I couldn't do any sewing even if I wanted to.  So that's what I am procrastinating about right now.  I really need to clear up that room and lazy me just doesn't want to do it.  I say every night before I go to bed that tomorrow I am definitely doing to clear it up and when tomorrow comes I go downstairs to have brunch, because it's too late for breakfast and nearly lunchtime, and then I turn on the television and start Sky up (that's cable in this adopted country of mind) and say to myself I am only going to watch one program whilst I'm eating and then six hours later I'm still here and that's where I stay doing absolutely nothing but watching television.  I have become a couch potato!  Then I go to bed and read The Hunger Games - I'm on the last book and totally hooked.  In between all this I just might go out and see the loves of my life - no not him upstairs although he really is/was the main love of my life.  So I thought instead of sharing any quilting photos with you, of which I have none, I will share the lastest photos of my main loves

 This is Chloe who is almost 7 months old
and is the daughter of my
lovely Daughter-In-Law and Son
this was taken whilst they were on holiday
in Lanzarote and Chloe is
in the swimming pool
She is also known by me as Mrs. Peck
because James and Danielle have called
here Chlopeck since she was
born and I just started calling her Mrs. Peck

 This is Oliver (aka Oli) who is the son
of my lovely Daughter-in-Law Danielle and Son James
and Oli is almost 3 years old
This photo was taken when he was 
watching the stage version of Peppa Pig
and that is sheer adoration on his face
He is the most gorgeous child and has recently 
come out with all by himself
"peek-a-boo I love you" or
"peek-a-boo I don't love you"

This is Lily who is the daughter of
our daughter Sara and Andrew her soon to be ex-husband
now when she was little I called her Lilypie
so she became Mrs. Pie about 5 years ago
and she is just a delight and such a well
behaved child it isn't true
and yesterday Mrs. Pie made Whoppie Pies
that were so yummy

Finally this is Sammy who is the son of
our daughter Sara and Andrew her soon to be ex-husband
and he is almost 12 and is just the best behaved
child ever.  I am sure Sammy is going to be a great baker or
chef or something.  Yesterday we made - not really Sammy
made 2 cakes unaided and I am going to get so fat
it's untrue.  His cakes are amazing and I can't wait
until he can cook so that I don't have to anymore

Well that's it for now I guess but I promise to clear up my sewing room this week and sew something and show you, because so far all I have done is bought loads and loads of fabric and templates and rulers and everything one needs to quilt but have yet to make anything substantial but this week is it I promise.

Until next time ...
Lots of Love Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way