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Sunday, 26 February 2012

All sorts...

I laid out all my Stained pieces yesterday afternoon, and found that I was only one small piece short, so I was rather pleased and surprised at myself for that...


I ended up bagging each individual block separately, as I was anticipating a bit of a muddle and continual need to re-lay the whole lot out if I wasn't completely organised.


Whilst listening to my two buddies, Rhonda and Cindy chatting away on the latest Quilter In The Gap podcast (so funny!), I cut all the block sashing too, so I am now ready to start the sewing at last.


One thing I must say, cutting up on the kitchen worktop was so much better than hunching over the dining table.  OK so you are all saying 'yes obviously, didn't you know?', but I don't think I have ever had to cut so many pieces in one session, and I am so pleased I thought of it before rather than after!

***Edited 5th May 2012 - you will not be able to subscribe to the following magazine - probably best to just buy copies you find in the shops; should it be resurrected from Administration - do not risk your money ***

Yesterday I also received the first issue of Modern Quilting in the mail; it's fantastic.


I spent my first flick through saying - "I know her, and her and her", so I felt kind of 'in with the in-crowd', but it really looks like a great magazine, with or without friends in high places.



Look there's Brit Bee Judith D in the scarf!

Hopefully later today I will get the chance to actually read it rather than just grin at all the lovely pictures; who knows, I may even get to make something.

The sun is shining, and I suspect a stroll to get the paper will be in order shortly; Spring is in the air, happy Sunday everyone x

28 comments:

  1. Love your bits all laid out! Cant believe you got all the cutting done in one night too... wonderwoman you...lol

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  2. That is going to be beautiful Hadley! Love all the pink. Hope to get my hands on one of those magazines- wish it were available here! Happy Sunday!
    xo

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  3. Looking good...and I had never though of using the kitchen worktop, so thanks for that!

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  4. The quilt looks great--i love the colors. It is going on my 'someday' list. I just can't do it right now.... (she says as she starts to think what material could be used.)

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  5. Woohoo, go you on the cutting, it looks fab! I did mine in a oner too, in the manner of 'I've started so I'll finish', and now that you've done all that, the sewing should be quick for you :o)

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  6. This is a rush comment, heading to airport to pick up Dimi but love the stained glass looks great! Cannot wait for my copy of the mag from our local mag shop!

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  7. I hope you have had a lovely day. Cutting at the kitchen counter is a far better, I do it whenever possible. Your stained quilt will be wonderful, I have to get on with my cutting too.

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  8. I really like the new quilt layout and all the pink.
    I've never heard of that magazine. I'll have to see if I can get a copy.

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  9. Stained looks lovely and now I have a new magazine I need to buy!

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  10. It's looking good! I guess you will be finished tomorrow!

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  11. Modern quilter?! I'm so behind on the times! I'm going to have to go pick that up!

    And as always, your layout looks fab, Hads!

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  12. Another magazine I'm going to have to get my hands on! (my husband will love you Hadley!!)
    PS How do you number your comments??
    K

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  13. I have tried to find that magazine but no luck so far. Might try a bigger town this week. Your cutting out laid out looks great. Di xo

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  14. Love teh fabrics for Stained quilt. It took me three goes to do mine!

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  15. You are a SMARTT one, aren't you! (the word on all the plastic bags!) looks like a great mag too!

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  16. Fab layout for the stained glass, i'm itching to get mine started

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  17. Looking fabulous girl! Good that you found a way to cope with all the cutting! Can't wait to get my hands on that mag! Jxo

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  18. ordered my subscription today. Looks great and the stained glass looks wonderful. I always cut on my workbench in the kitchen...the only way to go.

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  19. I love your stained glass lay out. I wish my kitchen had enough work surface to use as a cutting area. Perhaps if I get a new kitchen I can put in a request!!

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  20. I would have never thought to cut on the kitchen work surface. But then I like to do my cutting on the floor - in front of the tv. A sewing room may well be wasted on me - then again maybe not. That mag looks almost as yummy as your quilt in progress!

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  21. One of the reasons I got a breakfast bar when I redid the kitchen was so I could cut my fabric there!! (And so I had somewhere to eat that wasn't my lap/sitting on the floor with my plate on the coffee table, obviously!) I love your Stained fabric and am impressed you only missed one piece!

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  22. Good to see that the sun is shining at your end, very wet and muggy down here. I love the colours that you are using in the stained glass quilt can't wait to see it pieced.

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  23. Well done, woman! I'm stil only about half way through my cutting..and I've got no idea which bits I've cut and which not...great mag too, we know famous people! x

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  24. I wish I had space to cut in a standing position. As it is, I do all of my cutting on the floor.

    That is going to be one pink quilt. Good idea on bagging each block and labeling.

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  25. Oh you make me tired just reading what you actually do! Off to buy the mag this morning. Thanks for the tip. xx

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  26. Thanks for posting about the magazine. I just purchased a subscription and can't wait to get my hands on it. Feel free to share any other magazines you find!

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  27. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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