Book Giveaway

Plume Books has very kindly given me a copy of Clare O'Donohue's latest A Someday Quilts Mystery called The Devil's Puzzle to give away.   I have made a start on this lovely book and I am hooked already.

Clare is a new author to me but I am sure I will get hooked on her books as I have the ones written by Jennifer Chiaverini.  As well as being a wonderful writer Clare is a quilter

A small town mystery add into the mix witches and quilting and this is an ideal read for this time of the year as the nights draw in.  I know what I will be giving my quilting friends for Christmas this year.

To have a chance of winning a copy of The Devil's Puzzle just leave a comment on this post.  Next Saturday, 8 October,  I will get my husband Norman to draw a winner out of the hat.

Good luck.

Snail in a Storm

A new quilt I designed in Electric Quilt 7.  I am thinking of making it into a quillow.  I think it will work.  I tried it in 2 colours but I really think it works better with three.

It is a gorgeous day here today.  Sun is shining which is just lovely.  

Thank you for dropping by.
Do you wonder where the time goes.  These past few months I have been busy preparing for classes to start.  Well they started last week.  Wow.  After my gap year I wondered if anyone would sign up.  I needn't have worried both classes as full with a waiting list.  sadly this means a few of my regular ladies missed the boat and haven't managed to register.  

Admin at school handle all enrolments so it is out of my control.   It is sad to not see them but we have new students who are also new to quilting which is very exciting. 

I have been busy working on a hand applique, hand quilted cushion.  A project that was relaxing and helped when things were getting a little hectic.  It does take a while to get back in the groove but I think I have done that already.  So much so I feel I haven't been away.

Here's the cushion:
 and here is the picture I took for inspiration for colour choice.

 Off to make the evening meal.

No fiber content...

... only a few pictures of one of my favourite cities... Lots of walking, sunshine, great food, good music. It was perfect.
Sewing should resume tomorrow, or even tonight. But, as I'm working on projects that I can't blog about yet, my next post might be about something else, cooking for example. ;-)


This is the quilt I made for the Twelve by Twelve Orange Colorplay challenge.

Its starting point was a picture I took in Holland a few years ago. I was walking on a seawall path with fields on the left side and water on the right side. I liked how all the lines seem to converge.

This is why I named my quilt "Focus".

Focus is something I've been missing in the past months (years?). Too many interests, not enough time. I know I'm not alone here.

Here are some details shots of my quilt...

As usual, I hand-dyed all the fabrics.

Of course there were no mountains in my picture. There were trees instead, and the fields were not orange but green.

By the way, you might know that orange is the symbolic color of Netherlands because of its royal family Orange-Nassau.

And just for the anecdote, the Dutch orange color is often a bad omen for the Belgian soccer fans because the Dutch team usually beats ours. ;-)

To see all the other Orange quilts, please visit our Twelve by Twelve blog.