Wednesday, 30 January 2013


 Well here we are again - where did last week go?
This what I was up to on fun day Monday down at Annies.
We are busy making quilts for the Lillybo quilt project.
Now you all know how we love to sew but can you believe, neither of us have ever made a proper quilt before?
So - after a lot of plotting, planning and decision making we sorted out our fabric stash.
Then we added a little more to it at the fabric sale on Saturday.
On Monday I spent the day joining little squares together. I know now why I haven't made one before!!
It is looking really good and I am enjoying it but it is slow going.
 And here is my table today with all sorts of bits and bobs quilt related.
And at the front of the photo is a tiny box with a new little friend peeking out - I will show you more on my Friday post so pop back!
OK - short and sweet - I am going to pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what everyone else is up to today.


Di said...

Hi Jo

I should have known that you and Annie would be hands on in a super project like this one - love the way your quilt is coming along!

Happy WOYWW,

Hugs, Di xx #38

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I know what you mean...I don't think I'm one of life's natural is a bit of a struggle against type for me in that you have to be methodical and patient...everything that I'm not!!! But at least I know that about myself.....grin :)
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

donnalouiserodgers said...

of all the things I do patchwork is the one thing Niall says is completely pointless - cutting up cloth to sew it back together again, I promised him the next one I made woudl be more traditional and use existing scraps so he could understand the origins of patchwork craft! I am also determined to get him into an art quilt expo under false pretenses so he learns to appreciate textiles!

dxx 57

Annie said...

So far so good's looking fab.
A x

JoZart said...

Wow! and wow again... you are a star! such loveliness and you say you're a beginner at patchwork! TYTYTY It will be well loved.
Jo x

Helen said...

Oh, Jo that is so gorgeous!! There are so many WOYWWers embracing this challenge. I find it hard to read that you've not done this before - you look a natural! Helen, 9

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Jo, (or should I say Jo 2Machines) these both look gorgeous...and I'm full of admiration..I sort of agree with Donna's husband but can't resist the finished items....soI guess I'm the one who loves patchwork but would rather buy than make! And the little friend in the box - too cute!

sandra de said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt. I am always amazed at your creativity and such a worthwhile project.
Sandra @76

Shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely colours your using. We've all got 'Quilting Fever', lol.Have a great day, Hugs, Shaz xx #69

Sandy said...

I so want to make a quilt it is one of those things on my bucket list.. Its so great that you are making your first one and that you are loving doing it. Love your door draught stopper in the post below..
Sandy :)

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt in progress there. It takes a lot of work, but is worth it in the end! Happy WOYWW! Karen 84 x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Pretty quilts. Good luck with your project.

Happy WOYWW.

Sarn xxx

Queenie Jeannie said...

Another gorgeous quilt!!!! I've seen quite a few this morning and I envy your talent! Bravo!!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #12

Kate said...

It's so lovely to see all these blogs with quilts 'growing' on them as I travel around the WOYWWers. As a non-sewer it all looks miraculous!

** Kate **

Ann B said...

Quilt looking good Jo. Not started sewing mine but I have made a start at cutting the squares (big-time trauma). I'm using a lot of blue in mine as well.
Ann B

Minxy said...

It all looks SEW lovely, I like the little mini quilt.
I would really appreciate you taking a look at my desk today and let me know what you think of my sewing efforts {being a newbie}
Happy Desk Hopping Day
Hugz Minxy #59

Jaki Morris said...

What a lovely quilt, such beautiful colours

Jakix #119

Sandy Leigh said...

Well done! I love the fabrics in this quilt and how cozy it looks. What kind of sewing machine do you have? I've never seen that brand before--I am saving up for a combo sewing/embroidery machine, and I'm checking out the brands and the prices. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

Ria Gall said...

Well done you taking on a project of making a quilt so much work goes in to it. I am loving what you have done so far so very pretty
Ria #44

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful colours. you will have 200 run up before two long. I may just manage one. Off to sort out my materials. hugs Mrs A.

Eliza said...

Beautiful and no I cannot believe you have never done one before you are the sewing star. Love the pink nice and hot.

Eliza 100

MiniOwner said...

Such a gorgeous quilt - well done! Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@74)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the colours - haven't done patchwork since my eldest was born - he's 33 now! Chris#93

Jill said...

Ooh just loving your quilting. Happy WOW day. Jill x

Elizabeth said...

Pretty squares and for someone who hasn't quilted before, you are making a great job of it. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt too. Hope you've had a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #71

Anne said...

Your quilts are looking gorgeous. I am planning to do one but have not done one before so just getting my head round it all at the moment. Anne x #144

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Looks great to me. Love the color combo. I've lost my patience it seems!! Happy WOYWW and hope you are having good weather. #149 Sylvia/LittleTreasures

Lynn Holland said...

I so admire quilters. The precision you have in stitching and cutting is wonderful. I don't even draw a straight line with a ruler.

SueH said...

Well there’s no desk pictures from me this week but I just wanted to stop by a few friends to see they were up to.

Can’t believe that with all the sewing you do that you’ve never made a quilt Jo. You’re doing an amazing job though and it’s for such a fantastic cause.

Happy Crafting!
x x x

Lisa said...

Such a wonderful array of fabrics you have there and i'm still on my first quilt that was supposed to be done for a wedding present (in 2007! for my sister!!)
thanks for sharing and its given me the impetus to get my quilt out and do some more too

Caro said...

Gorgeous fabrics and quilts on display there. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #60

Anonymous said...

Ah MIss Twiggy, should have known that another charity project in blogland wouldn't escape your notice, especially one run by a friend of us all. Quilt is coming along wonderfully, Jo will be so pleased.

Brenda 91

Nan G said...

Quilt is coming along nicely! Lovely soft colors. I'm a bit late desk hopping... Happy WOYWW! Nan 107

MaggieC said...

Another beautiful quilt, to be loved by someone for their own. I did start some quilting a long time ago, with hexagons made from material that meant something to us. I really must finish that this year, as part of my finish UFOs this year. Have a good week. xx Maggie #11