Sunday, 6 January 2013

A Little Crib Quilt Top...Almost...

After months of waiting, time has flown by and now it is nearly time for the quilty highlight start to my stitchy year...Summer School starts Wednesday week, wahoo!...it seemed Sooooo Far Away, I blinked and now...It Is Almost Here!...this year I'm booked in to a couple of technique classes...applique and hand quilting...I've had the requirements for the applique class packed for a few weeks having found supplies in my travels up to Singleton in NovemberFor the hand quilting day we were sent a pattern to get to top stage in readiness...a small crib quilt...I'm not keen on machine piecing, never have been and this little disaster zone is just proving my point, let's just say that it looked simple enough but it has had other ideas...grrrr...I wish so much I'd had time to hand piece it but alas the calendar just didn't have room to indulge...
But onwards we forge, after all I'm leaving on Friday to travel to Blackheath via I haven't decided yet and the machine isn't coming with me, so there isn't any option of chucking it in the corner or starting over, I simply don't have time...thank goodness the quilting workshop is with a tutor who knows me and will understand when I just want to hide under the table...it is destined to be a bit of a table cloth so for the intended use it will be fine...

OK, now to face the pieced border...can only imagine what new horrors await me with that part of the exercise!

Happy Stitching...

10 comments:

Kerry said...

Ooooooh, you've had a bloggy make-over. I LIKE it. I'm too scared to change things.!
Love your Crib quilt. I'm quite envious, you're nearly finished and it looks lovely.

Kris said...

It looks gorgeous! Not a touch disaster zone at all. I love the new look too.

Grethe said...

Sweet Crib quilt! Good luck now with it all:-)

Mistea said...

So lots of little bits of fabric have come together in an approximate order so you can practice a new technique, perfect place to play.
Enjoy the border bits.
Oh yeah nice new look, good to see some favourite projects hanging there.

Christine M said...

Your quilt will be lovely when it's finished. I love your new look. I really must do something to my blog!

Elyte said...

Happy New Year Annette. Enjoy Summer School and make sure you take your positive attitude. You can do it.

marina said...

I think your top is wonderful. All those little pieces would have had my head spinning!
Lovely makeover, I think I need to freshen up my blog too! Maybe I need to make a collage, they seem to be the way to go?

katherine said...

Enjoy summer quilt school Annette. I love the quilt too.

Shay said...

I think your top looks fabulous. You're being way to hard on yourself.

Enjoy Summer School and have fun! (Thats the kind of school I'd be happy to do in the Summer break )

Fiona said...

I don't know why you don't like that... it looks great... Enjoy Summer School ... sounds like fun
Hugz