Monday, 23 August 2010

Basket Liner

Back from Birmingham, really exhausted, but had a great time!
The show was fantastic, so many patchwork shops and all in one place!
The exhibition of quilts were amazing!
I managed to get back to sewing today and finished this project:)
I bought this basket in TK Maxx

I loved the shape and colour, but thought it needed a little something...

maybe some beautiful Whimsy from Fig Tree & Co by Moda..

I'll show you how I made the liner later this week.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Lovely surprise

Most days my postman brings bills, somedays he brings surprises!

Some Dutch fabric, so cute!

Thanks Birgitte!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Birmingham FOQ

The summer holidays have flew past and with all the school uniforms sorted, the countdown is on for back to school:)

This week I am going to Birmingham to the Festival of Quilts, I can't wait!

Taking my camera, so watch out for photos next week!
Jump over to Jaybird's blog for a major giveaway from the Fat Quarter Shop.

The new issue of Irish Quilting arrived yesterday, and all i can say is WOW!

Ok, i my be a little biased, look out for my Christmas Card pattern!

But what a fantastic selection of quilts, I especially loved the Tulip quilt by Terri and also the fantastic Santa's Sleigh quilt.
Plenty of reading material for the flight to Birmingham!

Friday, 13 August 2010

International Quilt Festival of Ireland 2012

I having been sewing a lot this week, then the time came when I had to do some work on the computer. Just when I feel I have mastered the copy/paste thingy...the whole thing disappears!!

Give me back my sewing machine, please!

Anyway, I was cheered up completely and very excited when I read Jim West's blog...

He has announced the International Quilt Festival of Ireland for 2012!
The official website will be up and running in September

Roll on 2012.....Ever longed to visit Ireland??

Friday, 6 August 2010

As summer flies by...

Last week we went to our local agricultural show in the Clogher Valley.
A real highlight in our farming calendar!
Not to be deterred by rain showers, we spent the day out and about....

In the craft and home industries marquee.....

Best dressed scarecrow...

I was convinced that this week that I would get lots of sewing done. Not a chance!

With the kids off school, why did I ever think I would?
(btw Toy Story 3 is fantastic!)
As the weeks fly by, my 'to do' list grows longer... and longer....

Then today the postman brought a parcel, which gave me an
added incentive to get back on track ;)
A beautiful layer cake of 'A Morris Tapestry' by Barbara Brackman and Moda
Nothing will get between me and my sewing machine next week!:D