Monday, 16 May 2011


I cannot believe the reaction to my little scrappy quilt!!  Over 200 views on flickr so far, and all your lovely comments, I am in shock, I really wasn't expecting that; thank you so much.  I hope that I won't disappoint you with the backing!

So here is the final block I made this evening for the back ...

I bought the rest of the backing fabric this afternoon but I'm not going to show you just yet! 

Frustratingly the shop had run out of my thread, so eBay to the rescue (wished I'd thought of that on Saturday, it would have arrived today, but nevermind); however awaiting me when I got home were these Layer Cake beauties...

I got them from Maggie at The Fabric Frieze.  She's one of those people who are just so great to do business with that I will definitely be a repeat shopper; I'll let you know when her non-eBay shop goes live too, as I have a feeling I'll be popping back. 

Before you start wagging your fingers and pointing to the 'To Do List', these have a very important purpose, my November Bee blocks!  OK I am being, perhaps, a little over-zealous, but I have found the perfect pattern and it requires 2 LCs, so I had to get them!

Last night I also received my Brit Quilt Swap partner info and I am totally over the moon with who I am making my mini quilt for, and I can't wait to start posting teasing pics and stalking more... so watch out lady... I have plans for you!  More on that soon...

Instructions for block 2 of the Mystery Quilt have now been posted; some paper-piecing fun; I'm going to save that for the weekend Sheila, I hope you don't mind!

To celebrate all this awesomeness, I cracked open the bags of dried fruit I had bought in a moment of madness before Christmas, (homemade Christmas cake or pudding - what was I thinking!?!), and with the trusted Nigella Rocky Road recipe, swapping biscuits for fruit, its the perfect choccy treat and its one of my '5 a day' too!


  1. LOVE that block and your quilt top is amazing, you totally deserve that great reaction!!

  2. Love that green block with the helicopter. I MUST get some Echino! Also, I made a quilt with Just Wing It and loved it. I just bought some of that top fabric (the colorful floral) for the back of my dresden plate quilt. It is bright and cheerful and happy. So fun that you are excited about your brit swap partner. I am definitely interested in doing a swap next! And you definitely deserve all the love about your scrappy quilt. It rocks!

  3. Hey - you take your time, I can see you have one or two things to do.........

  4. I love the cuts and the helicopter too. Mmmmm I can see you do like pointy. On the quilt it looks fab. I must have a go at flicker. x

  5. I just know your scrappy quilt back is gonna look fab! Gorgeous fabrics for the November block - can't wait to get my hands on them! Jxo

  6. I read your post yesterday (but didn't comment at the time) and I LOVE how your quilt top turned out. I guess its time for me to get over my technophobia and start looking at flickr too. I love the green helicopter block for the back. Congrats on the awesome finish!


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