Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January Challenge done!

Pinwheel Quilt for Baby


I have finished two of last year's unfinished projects, a little quilt and a colourful bunting. The quilt top was cut out using my diecut machine and the bunting was made for our eldest son's wedding.

The quilt was made to practice accurate piecing and I will either sell it when we have a market stall or use it as a gift for a new baby. I love to use reproduction fabrics and I have quite a collection.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Challenge Accepted!

I have a lot of unfinished projects and Hello Little Birdie, my darling daughter, challenged me to finish one of these a month this year and she would do the same. At the time it seemed a commitment neither of us could manage, but I have decided to try anyway. So, challenge accepted Mo ghaoil* here we go!

*My dear in Gaelic (more Lillian Beckwith.)

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Preserving Garlic

I bought a punnet of locally grown garlic last week and have preserved it in sherry. It is very easily done by pouring boiling water over the garlic, peeling it, packing it in a sterilised jar and pouring sherry over it. The garlic keeps very well in the fridge and you can use the sherry in any stirfry dishes.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

First new project finish for 2013

My first finish for this year is a quick little bib. This one is slightly longer than the others I have been making and the backing is cut from an inexpensive hand towel.

Modern Baby Quilt

I finished this quilt in good time for a new arrival thinking it was a neutral pattern and colour scheme. It is a Disappearing Nine Patch B...