Thursday, 9 August 2007


I love hexagons too.. I started this queen size 2800+ English paper piecing hexagon madness about 14 months ago. I don't get as much time as I would like to sew them together. I wanted to enter the finished quilt into next years Guild Quilt Show so I hope this isn't breaking any future 'Quilt Show' rules. It takes a week to sew one row together at the moment, so I don't know that it will be done in time for the Guilds show in November 2008!! It is going to be 53 rows by 53 rows. I don't have enough fabric (!) to do each of the 2800+ in a different one, so there are lots of repeats.

(there just may be time if I get one row a week done, then there is a week or two to get it put together!!)

Friday, 3 August 2007

For Sir Billy

A cushion I made for our cat 4 years ago. I thought it would stop him from sleeping on the quilts I was trying to make at the time. He is a rather large cat so I made him a nice, large bean bag type cushion. It is made from polar fleece bought from the 'bargain' bin at Lincraft, with 2 layers of wool/poly wadding under the top layer. He totally ignored it for 3 years and when The Princess started playing with it, he decided it did indeed belong to him and he wanted it!! (Sibling rivalry between The Princess and Billy The Cat..!) He sleeps on it most of the time now, but still sleeps on any quilt I happen to spread out to sew...