Wednesday, 11 April 2012


Just a quickie this morning for the weekly snoop around the crafting world engineered by Julia

As you can see not much on the desk apart from the sewing machine and some fabric. Yesterday and today is all about patchwork! I had these strips of fabric for ages, first in a box and then after they'd been sewn into strips on my noticeboard.  This week I am finally going to make them into a scrappy shabby quilt top. I might even be daring and go and get batting on Friday from my friendly quilt shop otherwise it will get folded up and put in a box for another couple of months!

Mind you the sun is shining so I might be tempted outside for a spot of gardening or possibly snoozing ....



EDITED: and here's the completed quilt top. I laid it out on the bed to measure it up, when I got back from getting the tape measure, look what I found on it looking cute!


  1. Ooh! Scrappy shabby quilt! Sounds fantastic! Love the idea! It's supposed to rain today (thought the IS shining!) so hope you get to do the garden!

  2. reckon lots of peeps busy sewing or quilting as seeing lots of these lovely fabrics,happy sewing
    have a fab crafty week and
    happy woyww

  3. Love 'shabby' patchwork - my machine is in for service/repair - I feel like I have an arm missing and the repairer is on leave for 2 weeks - can't wait to get it back
    Jacqui #112

  4. I admire anyone who can handle a sewing machine!!! Good luck with the patchwork!

    Have a great week and happy hopping!

  5. ...oh to have the skill & patience to complete a whole quilt...wonderful work and very much appreciated by one tired furrball!...Mel :)

  6. very cute squatter you have on that beautiful quilt,

    dx @ 83

  7. I like the idea of a shabby quilt - I'm not meticulous enough for a proper pattern but making it up as I go along sounds good to me! Your quilt is very pretty as is the zzzzing mog on the top :)
    Hugs, LLJ #3 xx

  8. Look at all that beautiful fabric in that quilt. I like the shabby scrappy look. Love the baby on top of the blanket. Cats, they are so like that!

  9. Your quilt looks lovely...and your cat
    Jackie (scrap bang wallop)

  10. Fabulous work the quilt is beautiful and little kitty agrees, Have a good week, Hugs May x x x No15

  11. This is gorgeous Jo.....looks like you may have lost it though to someone special!

  12. Super quilt. Take care, it's Thursday now so I'm late but I can never get through the list in one go! Love Zo xx 75

  13. You are all inspiring me to get my attempts at patchwork out. I have several blocks of motifs all sewn together and then stuffed back into a tin. Not sure what I am going to make with them, but maybe I will get them out and see if ideas come. Yours must be very special to attract a visitor so quickly. Have a good week. xx Maggie #2


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