Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW 194

THEY UNFOLDED YOUR LIVES ONE BY ONE,
THEY LAID OUT YOUR PATCHWORK UNDER THE SUN,
AND PEOPLE GATHERED FOR MILES AROUND
TO WITNESS YOUR QUILT SPREAD OUT ON THE GROUND.

Hello dear bloggy friends...I'm back after a week off...I was in Wales, you see, visiting my dad and hadn't done any crafting whatsoever.

However, that situation has been rectified and over the weekend I started on my third quilt for Jozart's LillyBo group.  I'd started cutting out before my visit to The Land of my Fathers and had had a play with them seeing what order looked best...


Each square is 20cm and they took up quite a space on the floor! But after a bit of moving the odd square around, I settled on this configuration. Note I'm going for the easy option of large squares! I shall have to steel myself for anything smaller :)





This was the pile after the cutting out....tut tut......
Pinning on the border. I just had enough of the dark pink to make a sufficient length to go all the way around...talk about luck! By the way, I caught someone called Mandy Shaw on Create and Craft today..she's a patchwork expert and she only does bias binding on curved edges. She said that straight border pieces were fine. YAY!! And...she doesn't tack either...woohoo!

Anyway...the finished quilt:







There is a dark pink fleecy backing, but I forgot to take pics of that, doh....
I didn't have quite enough of the quilts fabrics to make a bag - they were all last pieces of those materials - so I dug out something else.




Similar-ish colours?? It has a lilac gingham lining, but I didn't take pics of that either! I'm rubbish this week, gotta get my act together for next time.....













We've had blue skies and sunshine for three days now..it doesn't half make me feel better! On a tramp around our village, I spotted these teasels. They were taller than me (5'7"!) and stood out really well against the azure sky...
Well, it pleased me anyway!!

Have a good week :)

64 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful quilt you have done. Lucky with the edging. I would not even begin to attempt one! Nothing would line up when I am done and that just irritates me! Give me paper any day!

    ReplyDelete
  2. :O
    WOW!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the projects :)
    The colours are fantastic - so beautiful together and a bit reminiscent of Cath Kidston (but yours is much more stylish *lol*)

    Have a wonderful WOYWW!

    Bubbles #14

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, an "azure" sky, LLJ. What a delight that is whatever is lurking in the forefront! In this case your tassles, no, teasles are stunning!

    Your baby quilt is very cheerful. Well done! Your twinkled eye is quite fetching o'er the top! And I think the bag works beautifully with the quilt!!

    I missed you last week. Glad to hear you were just off visiting old Dad and not down with a nasty virus! Have a wonderful week! xxoo Darnell #39 (That's prolly changed tho.)

    ReplyDelete
  4. We almost took identical pictures this week. Have a look at the mosaic I did of teasels Jan.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynnyholly/8485507631/in/photostream

    Well done on completing your quilt I think you are all wonderful.
    Lynn. 50

    ReplyDelete
  5. gorgeous quilt again Jan what a lovely gift for a poorly littley it will give such comfort.
    Happy WOYWW tfs Mrs.C #54
    www.craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Isn't it funny how a blue sky makes us all feel better? :-) Gorgeous colours in your latest quilt Jan....I'm with you when it comes to large pieces....can't quite see the point of cutting it all up just to join it back together lol
    Hugs,
    A x # 52

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the photo - and teasels are so structural. The quilt is beautiful. I really wish I could sew... Thanks for stopping by today and your comment - I regularly take photos outdoors (in the dry obviously) from the prone angle - love the bird's eye view! Helen, 5

    ReplyDelete
  8. awesome quilt! I did dig the sewing machine out but don't have space in the room of stash to put it anywhere...I can see work in my future. How's your Dad doing? Getting along well I hope. Love the picture of the teasels. Very nice!. Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

    ReplyDelete
  9. Bore da, Sut wyt ti heddiw? Lovely to have you back in WOYWWWorld!
    Me, I'm doing the happy dance as the post van came ! Woo hoo! Thank you so much, the quilt has arrived this morning!! It is super, lovely fabrics and colours and it will make another little one very happy. Eddie from CHICS told me of the first little 8 year old girl who received her quilt the day before they removed her tumour and he told how thrilled she was. He said that she cuddled it so much and it really took her mind off all that was happening. He's off till next week caring for his wife, post op, so things will move again when I get back from Brighton.
    Love the teasels pic!
    jo x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great quilt, lovely bright colours.

    ** Kate **

    ReplyDelete
  11. I saw Mandy Shaw too - at least you do a proper border on your though, I could not figure out how to do that so did mine without! Still, it looked OK.... I think. This quilt is gorgeous.... and loving those teasels too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

    ReplyDelete
  12. The quilt is gorgeous, I love those dragon flies. For once you guys have the sunshine and I have buckets of rain. Love the teasels.
    Have a great week.
    Von #62

    ReplyDelete
  13. The quilt is stunning and the bag is gorgeous. You look like you are on a roll with the quilts.
    Sandra @83

    ReplyDelete
  14. Teasels have such a great shape, beautiful photo and colour.
    love your Quilt design - Gorgeous x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

    ReplyDelete
  15. a beautiful quilt. I usually do my borders with straight edges, only use bias on things like oval place mats I made at Christmas......your bag is super as well
    Tilly

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the quilt- we need to start a 'Non-Pinners' support group, I think. Before your comment a couple of weeks ago, I thought I was the only one! Now it turns out we are everywhere, lol. Love to see Teasels.Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Missed you last week, Jan. hope all is well in Wales!!
    Your quilt is gorgeous, I love all the squares and I'm really happy about not adding binding etc as I can't!!!!!!!despite trying, so mine are without. I'm on number two but still lots of blood, sweat and tears. i wished you lived nearer and could help!! Hubby tries bless him.
    Hope you have a good week.
    Hugs Lisax

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love your quilt, am just putting mine together, only the first one though- I am slow and also trying to do too much methinks. Glad that you said that bout the edging strip and the bag as I won't have enough to make bag from same fabric. We have had some lovely days but today back to dark and cold. Anne x #99

    ReplyDelete
  19. I was MIA last week too so it's good to be back :) Lovely post, Jan. Your quilt is super and the little recipient is going to love the bag too. And the photo of the teasels is just fab - love the contrast between the blue, blue sky and the brown, brown seed heads :) Have a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

    ReplyDelete
  20. Another lovely great being made by so many talented ladies on woyww. Doesn't the thistles look stunning against the blue sky. happy woyww. Jill #33

    ReplyDelete
  21. Lovely bright quilt and the bag is perfect.
    Love those teasels you saw - amazing they grew so high.
    Thanks for visiting me and happy WOYWW.
    Hugs, Neet xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. The quilt and bag are both gorgeous and I simply love the teasles...stunning photo. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #65

    ReplyDelete
  23. Heh you were in Wales and you didn't call, tut tut?

    Lovely patchwork cover Jan, it's something l've always been keen to make myself but never got round to it.

    Happy WOYWW, have a good week xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Love it. I have pulled out fabric and pushed it around to see if I could make a reasonable size quilt from the scraps of another project and I think I actually might just about have it. YOURS looks like it was actually designed :) Therein lies the difference between us, I fear. But hey, ho - it takes all types right? :D

    MA (16)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Fab quilt and bag! Love the teasel. So majestic against the sky. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love the quilt. Awesome job.

    Enjoy hopping around the world today nosing into people desks.
    Lori #57

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Jan, just back to answer your question - yes it is one of the Rainbow Fish. GD 2 has asked if I can copy it so she can colour it in but I am going to surprise her with a little canvas too, it won't be quite a sparkly though....... Hugs, Anne x

    ReplyDelete
  28. Stunning quilt. Now don't faint but I bought a sewing machine! Nothing too grand just a small starter one so that I can add stitch details to my crafty projects. Maybe stitch the odd trouser hem too, we'll see. But first I taught myself how to do the bobbin thing and then thread the whole machine up. I had a go on some scraps and actually stitched some stitches... they were very straight but they were there!! Ha ha Take care & enjoy this week whatever it brings. Zo xx 59

    ReplyDelete
  29. your quilt is beautiful, I love the colours and patterns, fabulous bag too!
    Debxx

    ReplyDelete
  30. Patchwork looking fabulous. Love the bag. The photos of the Teazels are amazing. Great sky.
    Famfa 127

    ReplyDelete
  31. what a fantastic quilt and bag I have to say all you lovely ladies taking part in the quilt making are doing such a great job. There are so many beautiful colours being used real special quilts for special people
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW
    Ria #73

    ReplyDelete
  32. Love that shot of the teasels against the blue sky. Your quilt is looking lovely too. Looking forward to next week.

    Fiona xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi Jan - lovely quilt, and I'm with you, the sunshine the last few days has really cheered me up :-)

    Happy WOYWW

    Debs #101

    ReplyDelete
  34. Oh my goodness...I just love all the fabrics that make up your quilt squares! What fun you are having! Yes, it is good to take some time off, and hope your dad is doing well. Your bag is so pretty too--hey thanks for visiting my bohemian bag the other day! I think we need to make a book of all your verses. Hugs dear soul sister! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #113

    ReplyDelete
  35. Cute quilt and the bag goes together well. You're so clever with the machine and I'm sure the recipients will love them. Happy WOYWW! Karen 142 x

    ReplyDelete
  36. Helloooo Jan! Its so good to be back! I'm about to get my sewing machine out myself - wish me luck! I hope your Dad is okay now. Its such a worry when they are so far away. Wonderful quilt and wonderful bag too!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hello LLJ,

    I love your quilt and the purse! I spy that butterfly fabric..... yum!

    I'm thinking I might change the bird -- but you do bring up a very valid point! Thanks for visiting.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #2

    ReplyDelete
  38. Fabulous quilt there darling! I see you're still just teasing us with the new haircut :)

    Super shot of the teasels too.

    Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #53

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wow Jan, we are seriously not worthy, can't believe you got to meet Freddie, hubby will be so jealous when l tell him. He is a huge fan as well as Cal's friend, in fact, he stupidly passed up the chance when he was younger to go and see him in concert. He secretly modelled himself on Freddie (quite worrying l know) and even requested a haircut like his lol!

    Do you have any photo's of you and Freddie? Did you meet anyone else famous?

    It's a fantastic claim to fame and something wonderful to tell your grand kids :)

    Big hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  40. Love the quilt.
    Teasles are one of my favourites, especially when they are surrounded by goldfinch having a good feed up.
    Happy WOYWW, have a super week,
    Laura 146

    ReplyDelete
  41. Great work with the quilt and I really like the co-ordinating bag.
    Bernice #61

    ReplyDelete
  42. Another gorgeous quilt for JoZarts cause! I like the little bag you chose! It is colourful and a print that a child will just love to keep their quilt in!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love the randomness (is that a word?) of your quilt and the bag fabric is gorgeous. But the picture of the day is the gorgeous teasels..... spring is on the way.
    Have a great crafty week
    janet #31

    ReplyDelete
  44. Love your quilt and bag, it will certainly brighten someone's day! Chris141

    ReplyDelete
  45. Great quilt Jan. My latest has a fleecy backing too - makes it nice and snuggly doesn't it. Fab teazle pic. x jo

    ReplyDelete
  46. Brilliant quilt and bag! I love the colours, so bright and cheery :)

    Lauren x

    ReplyDelete
  47. I think you've done a fabulous job with the quilt, and I think the carry bag looks perfect to go with it, love you peeking out behind the quilt! :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

    ReplyDelete
  48. Hope you enjoyed your week back here in Wales - the sunshine has been great this week - hope your days here were good too ! The quilt is looking great - so vibrant & cheerful ! I did straight edges too back in my quilty days !! Thanks for calling by earlier ! Ali x#27

    ReplyDelete
  49. Thanks for stopping by, time just flies by and I love the bag you picked to coinside with the LilyBo Quilt.It's always fun to go and visit but It's always nice to get back home and reorganize thoughts, plans, and relax. Happy WOYWW and Enjoy the week

    ReplyDelete
  50. Very festive quilt, and I kinda like the bigger squares.
    Krisha #21

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hello Jan!! Love the quilt and bag, gorgeous colours. It is so true about the cost of printers and ink, it is really scandalous and one of the reasons I changed - I just hope I haven't jumped form the frying pan into the fire so to speak!! The blue skies were beautiful and reallylifted my mood. I took my mum out for s atroll on Monday and we counted 14 plants in flower which really surprised us but it was so cold today perhaps Spring isn't quite here yet!! Hugs, Cindy x

    ReplyDelete
  52. You should have called by for a cuppa!!
    Great quilt there Mrs! It is amazing how many photos of quilts I see with a pair of hands and top of head poking out!! Tee Hee!
    Those teasels look wonderful!
    Hugs
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love the button idea! I'm not much good at that sort of thing, HOWEVER,Beloved Hubby is the tech geek in this household(he's always fixing computers), and a bit of a whiz with Photoshop on the quiet, so I have passed the idea over to my IT dept, lol! Hugs, Shaz xx

    ReplyDelete
  54. Gorgeous projects, love the colours...happy WOYWW Gill x #103

    ReplyDelete
  55. what a bright cheery quilt. love the bag, great choice of fabric.

    ReplyDelete
  56. What a beautiful quilt and bag. Happy WOYWW.
    Carol.x #60

    ReplyDelete
  57. Such a pretty quilt and bag. Especially the bag!! :-) Brigita #134

    ReplyDelete
  58. Oh you are a LIllyBo girl too!!! What a fun project! Happy WOYWW!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Well here I am at last, having had two days in town at workshop yesterday and lunch with my University crowd - after all these years we have lunch once a quarter.

    About this lovely quilt - great photos to follow the process finishing with a quilt gremlin, a lovely bag and some blue sky. Thoroughly enjoyed your post Jan.

    Thanks for your comment; agreed on the old illustrations. I've got a couple of old books of etched botanicals coloured with water colour wash. They are so lovely. ;

    A week of smiles to you,
    Ros. #36.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Another lovely quilt, Jo will be so pleased. Hope your Dad's doing ok on his own now? Love the teasels and blue sky, makes you think Spring might be just around the corner!

    Hugs
    Brenda 114

    ReplyDelete
  61. Another lovely quit, and that picture of the teasels is perfect. I see the weather has dropped back into winter today, we have had some snow already. Just hoping that the worst holds off until we have had Christmas at our son's house tomorrow. Have a good week with your quilting. xx Maggie #42

    ReplyDelete
  62. Hi Jan, yes unfortunately all over the US I think there are termites. Little buggers that like to eat wood and get into the house and damage the base structure. i have insurance that came with buying the house so they come out and inspect the wood to see if there is any damage. I've seen people have to completely leave their house and the whole thing is covered in a huge tarp of sorts and they end up killing (I would hope) all the termites.

    ReplyDelete
  63. Oh how lovely! What a cheerful quilt. You seem to have put that together in no time at all! :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Just had to pop back a post to say that yes, I am seeing more and more people who say the same - bias binding only on curves. RESULT! I feel vindicated in my laziness.....

    :D

    MA

    ReplyDelete