Friday, January 14, 2011


Well I have not posted much lately but I have been busy with family, work and quilting. I am loving that I am actually finishing some quilty projects. The key for me was to make small projects.

A little challenge was what I needed so I am going to make each quilt in Simple Contemporary Quilts. I have made two quilts so far - in a mini size.

I have made some mug rugs - little quilts to go under a mug or cup but large enough to also hold a sweetie or goodie - Yum. One for Pat featuring Softie, one for me with Cath Kidson fabric to go with my CK mug from the CK shop in Edinburgh. Two for a swap partner and three with a Christmas theme. I received two fabulous mug rugs as part of two swaps - their quality and style is amazing and inspired me to keep going. The next round of mug rug swap is happening and I have a great partner, but shh shh shh its a secret swap.

I joined the pork chop swap - an exchange of squares of fabric and made a quilt top. Then I got inspired and made it into a cover for my sewing room chair. Need to finish that - its looking great.

The Old Red Barn Co Quilt Along is continuing and this round is ticker tape quilts. I have always wanted to try this style of quilt so I am giving it a go but again making a smaller sized quilt. I joined another round of the pork chop swap and will use the squares from that in making a ticker tape quilt.

Really good news is being selected in the lottery to participate in the Doll Quilt Swap 10 edition. We find out who are partners are and make a secret quilt for them.

I was so lucky in the last two rounds to recieve fabulous quilts from my partners. They have pride of place in my studio.

Fun times!!