Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sew Excited!

Look what arrived in the post today...

My gorgeous pearl cotton #8 threads, and I still can't believe I only paid £12.99 for 20 them, that has to be the bargain of the year. 

And I think I mentioned that after I have completed module 4 I was going to make a dolly quilt with the fabulous fabrics I purchased last week... well I couldn't wait that long!  Over the weekend I came up with this...

Front (obviously)


I had so much fun with the dresden plate template, and hadn't originally planned to make a border, but I thought it would be fun and add another dimension, and it came together surprisingly quickly.  I based it on a quilt pattern from the book Material Obsession (the original quilt has 24 'flowers' - that's a lot of dresden plate blades!) and I designed the (very simple) border myself. 

So that's the top and back made, but just my luck, I don't have enough wadding, so poor husband Pete is on a mission to find me some on his lunchbreak at work today...(can he be trusted to get the right thing...we shall see).  Then I can get quilting with my new threads - I can hardly wait!
Oh and I hope you like my re-designed blog, I have decided to go pink, I think it's much more me.  And I have lovingly labelled every blog post I have ever written to make finding past topics much easier.  How about that. 
For those that know me personally, you will know that I am also waiting for something else to arrive; it's late already, and I don't think it will be coming in the post...


  1. Wow that is beautiful, you're such a clever lady! Can't wait for your other late arrival too!

  2. I just love the dresden quilt and especially the colours. You're romping through things - wish I had your enthusiasm.
    Someone's not in a hurry to come either ... must be too comfy in there.
    Every morning I check the computer to see if there's news of a little arrival .. so excited for you all. x


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