Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Good morning all!
Tuesday was wild windy snowstorms and sunny spells.
Let's hope Wednesday is a bit better.

To brighten your day here is a pic of my latest quilt and bag.......

 Straightforward patchwork isn't really my thing but I just loved doing the little collages of characters from the printed fabric I used down the sides of the quilt.
I even made a little cat to pop in the pocket but forgot to take a pic.
Maybe Jo will show you when she blogs them on her Lillybo Quilts blog later this week.
We have had fun making them and I think we may still have enough fabric for a couple more.
We are keeping a look out for interesting panels - maybe to suit older children.

My table is fairly tidy.
Can you see my little collage/embroidered cards.
I just fancied doing something different and I have a friend's birthday coming up.

I will show them in greater detail next week.

Lastly, Annie had a new little helper on Monday!
This little sock dolly is just helping clean up before she set off to Jo of Jozarty with the pink quilt I made last week ( scroll down to my Friday post if you want a peep). She quickly zapped round Annie's workdesk with the mini Henry and then jumped in the tote bag ready to go in the parcel of  Lillybo Quilts. I hope she finds a good home with one of the poorly little children in the Liverpool area.

Ok folks - lets pop over to the lovely Julia's desk and see what she has been doing this week.
Have a great week and thanks for popping in to see me and even becoming a follower in some cases ( I notice I have a few new followers so Hi to you!!)
x Jo


Annie said...

Trust me when I say that little sock dolly wants to call by rather more often. :-) How does my room get so messy?
Love those cards Jo and that quilt is just stunning.
A x

Twiglet said...

Well I noticed it's always rather messy on a Monday afternoon!! Oops maybe it's me then! x Jo

jill said...

everyone seems to be making quilts & bags this week . Yours are fab happy woyww. jill #16

mamapez5 said...

Hi Jo. I love the quilt and the pink one in the previous post. they are so pretty, and made with so much love. Isn't it wonderful how folk respond to these appeals. And the sock dolly is a lovely addition. Have a good week. Kate x #72

Mrs A. said...

Can she come and clean my desk too!
your latest quilt is sweet. love the colours. hugs Mrs A.

Helen said...

Your new quilt is so pretty, I still can't believe you're a novice at this craft! Have a lovely day - and hope the sock dolly tidies up (can I borrow her too?!) Helen, 14

Anne said...

Lovely quilt Jo and adorable sock dolly. You and Annie are such an inspiration. Happy WOYWW #89

Sandy said...

Lovely quilt, I hope you make one for you too as you are making such beautiful ones.. Love the little sock dolly and Annie is so cute have never seen her before..
Sandy :) #10

Karen said...

Gorgeous quilt for the Lillybo project. Those kids will love them! Happy WOYWW! Karen 91 x

sandra de said...

Those quilts are going to be so well received. Every pic posted is beautiful.
Sandra @81

Ann B said...

Another beautiful quilt, it's fun to do something new and we know tese will be cherished, bet Jo's postman wonders what she is up to.
Ann B

Claire said...

i love the quilt - such calming colours... and the lil helper is adorable (as is the mini-henry!!)
happy WOYWW and have a great week!
no. 5

JoZart said...

Oh, Jo, I am so thrilled with your quilts, bags and toys, as I know the children will also be. They are so beautiful and will be showcased on the blog in a day or two. I love the little mini Henry Hoover!! got to fly now to take them to the hospital so watch out to read how I got on. I've got a suitcase full and an extra bag full.
TYTYTY! love jo x

Ria Gall said...

what a pretty quilt and bag you ladies are making some amazing quilts for such a good cause.
Loving your beautiful cards
Happy WOYWW #192
Ria #75

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow! Another talented quilter!!! Very lovely and sure to be appreciated!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #4

SueH said...

Oh Jo, that quilt is so pretty, the colours are just fab.
Would you mind sending that little doll round to me first to do my hovering before you send her on to Jo, I could do with a home help!

Loving your little cards too……’re always such a busy little bee.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 88

MiniOwner said...

I just couldn't help but smile at the loveliness on your post this week. The quilt is gorgeous and the doll oh so cute! Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

Angelfish said...

Lovely quilts and that sock dolly is just too cute. I must check out LillyBo Quilts as I've seen it crop up on a few blogs today. Thanks for stopping by x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful quilt! Love your clever little sock doll! Chrisx103

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, Jo, your quilts are fantastic, they look pretty perfect to me even though you say they're not your forte! I love them both, the bags are great and the little toys are the perfect finishing touch. I shall be making another next week after I get back from visiting my dad in Wales :)
Hugs, LLJ 44 xx
Ps. Thanks for the CariCraft tip!

Buttons said...

What a fabulous quilt! You are a star Jo. Loving the sock dolly too. Glad to see she's been trained to help:) Thanks for dropping by, hugs Jenny #103

Neet said...

Beautiful quilt and a beautiful dolly that is playing catch up. Such talent!
Thanks for the visit to my blog and happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Neet xx

Caro said...

Gorgeous quilt and supercute sock dolly. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Caro #72

donnalouiserodgers said...

the quilt is stunning, I am bringing a Yank to shropshire at some point this year - specifically to spend a DAY in tex express....fabric meltdown...

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Laughed at your log in ID for DISQUS, it is simplest to log in via facebook or your gmail account (set up an account you don't use and it will make all you app log ins a cinch...)


Nan G said...

Oh lovely quilt! And sock dolly is a dear! Does she bring her "Henry" with her? How adorable...a mini vac! You are just the cleverest! Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Samantha Elliott said...

Can you send that sock dolly to me now she has been trained with a mini Henry. I have a mini Hettie (of course) and my desks could do with a good clean up! Gorgeous.
Lovely quilt there too, still on my first I am afraid!

fairy thoughts said...

Love your latest quilt ... where do you get the time?
The sock dolly is fab but the mini henry hoover is amazing. thanks for sharing
janet #38

voodoo vixen said...

Jo, that quilt is just lovely and so are the cards, the little sock dolly is a gem too but wait... where did you get that little vacuum cleaner? That is just so fun!! Annette 18

Elizabeth said...

Hi, just a quick visit to see what you are up to. Unfortunately, the EM is unwell and needs looking after so time for blog-hopping has been limited today. The quilt is beautiful and the sock dolly is adorable ... as is the Henry :) Hope your WOYWW has been happy. Elizabeth x #55

Di said...

Brilliant quilt Jo -and I love the sock dolly. I'm kinda picking up vibes that Annie is the tidier one and you're less so? Is that why she hides her ironing board on Mondays? I just bet that's a fun day of the week though!

Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #51

Lynn Stevens said...

Your quilt is just wonderful!!! sweet little images. Love that little doll too.
hugs Lynn

Angela Coles said...

that quilt is os oretty, and your hoovering helper is sweet - that hoover though is super cute!

Tamika said...

The colors and patterns in that quilt are beautiful! I love Annie and her mini Henry that would help me zip up all the outies from my punches. Tamika #126