Back from Normandy

 I took a little break in Normandy. As you can see, the weather was just amazing. So, I spent lots of time walking on the beach, and also a little in the countryside. Normandy is green, very green. I love it.

I finished my two little scrap quilts.
This one has found a new home. I gave it to a friend who was visiting from China.

Now, I am quilting the large quilt. I took pictures yesterday, but I'm afraid I forgot to download them on my computer. It will be for the next post.
That's another quilt finished.  Just finished the binding this morning.  It was a panel I found in Kaleidoscope quilt shop, bought on a whim.  The lovely coloiured fabric in the border and binding is one that has been in my stash for more years than I care to remember.  It must have been waiting for this particular quilt because the colours match so very well.

I had planned on quilting it myself but instead I sent it down to Kay Bell in the borders.  As always she has made a beautiful job of it.  I love the dinosaur design she used very much in keeping with the quilt.   Just the label to make and it's done.

Norman's Quilt Finished

I made this quilt a while ago.  I never seemed to have the time to get it finished.  However I sent it down to Kay Bell in the Borders to have it quilted, and what a beautiful job she made of it.   The binding is finished  and Norman has claimed it as his.

I made it with a layer cake.  I thought the colours were just right for a man's quilt.  

It's always nice when another project gets finished and isn't just lying around as a UFO.  

It's been a while

It has been a while since I posted to my blog.  Time just seems to fly past.  I have been busy with classes.  They finished a week or two ago and I won't be teaching anymore.  I have decided to spend more time on my own projects.  I am still going to keep in touch with my Monday students but I won't be back until late September.

Apart from that I have started on the Latte quilt again, it's been a while.   I have also made a start on a painted quilt spurned on after purchasing Linda Poole's new book.  

We have been busy up at the allotment and made it ready for this year's planting.  

All the beds are looking good.   Yesterday I planted 3 varieties of onions as they had started to sprout, they are covered with mesh so if it does got cold and we have frost they should be OK.  

I took the chitted potatoes to plant but the ground is a little too wet at the moment maybe later in the week if it stays dry.

From the studio

I started quilting the little scrap quilts that I did last winter. (Or was it in autumn?)

The larger quilt is going well.
I printed the last pieces of fabric. And today I finished piecing the top. Saturday, I dyed a large piece of blue fabric for the backing.
I'll try and prepare the sandwich tomorrow.

I also did some cross stitch embroidery that will be used for a surprise gift. (No picture, it's a surprise!)

And then, a collaged postcard made with some of my gelli prints.

Last week, I spent a lot of time in the garden, cleaning pots and planting new flowers. I forgot to take pictures, but it's great to be able to work outside again.