Friday, 24 February 2012

I NEED to get out more!!!

Yesterday, I received a parcel I had been waiting for, a bias binding machine to finish off my quilt!!!

I was delighted when the white van man appeared, I rushed back inside and I was soooo excited...... I cut the tape and started to imagine all the goodies I could store in the strong brown box!!! Then came more excitement...... it was packed with thick brown paper (a little like craft) I dumped the contents and rushed upstairs to iron my paper and look lovingly at the creations I would use it was 2 hours later that I finally remembered I had not opened the machine itself!!!

My quilt is now coming along well, I am up to the filling and backing step next........ I thought I would give you a peek at the first six squares, not all a perfect fit, but.. for my first attempt and not having the correct tools or knowledge... not too bad!! made from 2 1/2 inch by 6 1/2 inch strips sewn together. The pattern is known as log cabin.

I think I need more of a life!!!

Hope you are looking forward to your week-end

Hugs Tilly x



Fabulous Tilly love the material's you have used ,have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

CraftyLoops said...

Wow Tilly, its looking pretty perfect to me. And I certainly see no shame in spending two hours ironing paper! Thats completely us crafters anyway! Though I would go shouting it about too much or the next white van you see coming to your door might be carrying guys in white coats and they may put you in a nice white coat of your own that allows you to hug yourself, lol. Lee xx

Aunty Sue said...

thought you had pinched the man from the van then. lol. great work and coming along very nicely. Hope mum is doing well. xxx

rosie said...

fab sewing!! you got more patience than me that is for sure.
hope you are okay x

Margarets designer cards said...

Looking good Tilly, I hope you get time to do some over the weekend.

Thank for your lovely comments on my blog


McCrafty's Cards said...

Its Fabulous Tilly, I like the colours, enjoy playing with your new machine.
Kevin xx

coops said...

wow its looking gorgeous tilly and my fav colour too ;D

xx coops xx

Janette said...

Well I just could not pass this up Tilly, I am so very impressed with you again, your talents are endless at the moment, the quilt is so gorgeous, can't wait to see it complete, you have done a brilliant job.......

Where did you stash the van man...go on you can tell

Lee said...

Oh LOL Tilly you do make me laugh,you are a tonic hun.

Yep i know Log Cabin well,it is my favourite quilting technique,i am making a cushion doing Log Cabin,and another Henretta Hen for Easter doing Log Cabin.

I Love your quilt and the colours are so pretty,well done you,you are a clever lady.I am backing my quilt with fleece, nearly at that stage.Huggles xxxx