HQAL – Sunday 1st August 2021

Hello Everybody

My. August. Already

Where has the year gone.

But I have news – I have turned a corner – yes indeed! On my quilting that is. I have stitched a wave design along one row and around the 1st corner, Have a look at these ……..

And a close up

I have also stencilled the 2nd corner on the top row. Hopefully I will get that stitched by next HQAL posting. I have decided to just put diagonal stitching both ways to form a cross along the top 2 rows as the printed designs are quite busy.

Thanks for stopping by and now why not pop along to see other members projects.

Bye for now


KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrin, and Daisy

SAL – Sunday 25th July 2021

Hello Everybody

Again time has passed quickly, but it has been quite eventful unfortunately not in a good way. My Husband hurt his back so I worked from home again, I had a Steroid Injection in my Shoulder but it hasn’t made any difference so not too much stitching done, and my Mum fell over and broke her wrist badly and has just been operated on with the surgeon having to put some plates and pin in place. However the success depend on mum’s bone as she has osteoporosis and he warned her that she might loose some feeling in her hand. Quite damning news for her as she has always stitched. Her job was making leather, material gloves until she retired.

Well enough of that and onto my sewing

Here is where I was last time …..

And here is where I am now …….

That’s me so now why not pop along to the other members project to see how they have progressed.


HQAL – Sunday 11th July 2021

Hello Everybody

As you will have seen from an earlier post that I have been busy purchasing new stock and setting up panels for quilting, mainly because I need the practice. However, I have not neglected the Pirate Quilt so here are some photos of my progress. The corner is quilted using Gutermann Col.111 and the waves are quilted using Aurifil 50/2 Col.1148. The rope design on the sand area (see previous photos) is quilted using Gutermann Col.4014 a variegated thread. I don’t have a preference on thread at the moment being new to quilting but if anyone has a favourite weight or make of thread then let me know.

Still a long way to go.

Bye for now


This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrin, and Daisy

Sewing News – July 2021

Hello Everyone

As promised in my SAL news on Sunday, I have been sewing additional items not relevant to a SAL. So being me, I have started something new before finishing any of the other projects I have previously been working on, but hey why change a habit of a lifetime.

In no particular order, we begin ……….

Flower Fairy lap quilt – this is basically a large panel which is backed with a tossed image of flower fairies and will be bound by a small flower print already incorporated in the panel image. I have pin basted it ready to quilt.

Next up – Daybreak is pin basted ready to quilt and in addition to this lap quilt I have made a small cushion front using leftover 1.1/2″ squares. See photo.

Next – The Rose Window Quilt – I have nearly finished sewing all 96 blocks for this quilt top and have sewn rows 1 and 2 together and then completed rows 3,4,5,6,7,8,10,12. Row 9 and 11 have one block each to finish and then be sew together in their relevant row. No photos.

I purchased some black wadding and having bought new stash I have put together informally the following quilting ideas.

This last one will be a quilt for my husband.

Also bought some white wadding and cut it to size for the Seasonal Quilt. I have enough left to put together for the first quilt top I designed My Bee Quilt – just need to sort out backing fabric for that quilt. There is another project which I cannot give information about as the recipient sometimes reads my blog, but it is another large panel lap quilt which I intend to stitch highlighting the depiction on it. Sound mysterious doesn’t it!

Last but not least this is the new start – My Jazz Quilt which includes two half cross stitch panels that I have made but never used. The fabric behind the image might be used for the backing or I might use plain black – undecided!!!

Well that is it for now – my I am going to be busy.

Bye for now


SAL – 4th July 2021

Hello and Happy Independence Day to all American Bloggers

If you are able to party – stay safe.

Now onto the serious subject of this blog – our sewing and I am happy to report that I have got loads done – not just on Lady Greensleeves which I will show in a minute, but also other projects which you can see in another blog.

Here is where I was last time ….

Here is where I am now ….. mainly worked on the path and the tree stump/rock on the right hand side.

Well that is me, thank you for reading and encouraging me with this project. Now please pop along and see the progress of other other members projects.


HQAL – 18th June 2021

Hello Everyone

Well the weather is certainly changeable, the other day bright and sunny, bit too hot for me – caused a Migraine attack – but today and the next few days a deluge of rain. Good Old Blighty.

Firstly, I have been economical with the wadding for my “Daybreak quilt” in that I have sewn the remainder from the Pirate Quilt together using Herringbone Stitch and it just overlaps the quilt top by an inch so I’m not adding an extra border as suggested before. Instead I have pin basted the backing fabric and decided on a feather design for the quilting. The stripe fabric demo’d in the last picture will be used for the border.

The centre stencil – it is the bottom left design that I will use.

I have been busy in the cooler weather catching up on some sewing. I have sewn a little on the Pirate Quilt top, completing one corner quilted in a feather and crosshatch pattern and finished some rope design – time to move the hoop. I removed some quilting on the wave material and have decided to draw a wave design over the top. (No pictures of this)

On other projects have also sewn rows 1 and 2 together on the Rose Window Quilt. Amazingly the seams went together a treat. soooooo!!!! many seams – I must be mad! I think it might get trickier with more weight etc as I progress.

Well that is me for this time – please pop along to the other members projects as we all work on separate ideas.


KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisyConnie, and Sherrie

SAL- June 2021

Hello Everybody

Well another three weeks have whizzed by, either I’m getting slower or time is passing quicker. I have endeavoured to keep stitching slowly but surely. These past two days have been very painful with my shoulder – not sure the sunny weather helps when you have an inflammation in your body.

Without further ado here is where I was last time

Here is where I am now

Please look at our other members projects as we all work on something individual, encouraging each other to complete their projects.

Bye for now

Daisy x


HQAL – Sunday 30th May 2021

Hi Everyone

Three weeks have whizzed by again, but I have managed to sew quite a bit on the “Daybreak” Quilt and have chosen the backing and border. Both of which are Moda “Folktale” and I think they blend with some of the colours in the “Daybreak” fabric beautifully. The bottom 2 rows are sewn together, now I just need to sew the top 2 rows and then sew these sections to the middle row.

Here are some photos

Well that is me for this week, why not pop along to see what other members of our small group have achieved.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisyConnie, and Sherrie

SAL – 23rd May 2021

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening

My how time flies – another 3 weeks have gone but I have made good progress doing little and often.

This is where I was last time

This is where I am now

Well that is me this time – hopefully nearing the close. Why not grab a cuppa and see the other projects that our small group are sewing.

Bye for now


HQAL – day late

Hi everyone

Terribly sorry but I forgot to post. I took the photos and done nothing with them. So wiout further ado this is what I have managed to sew these past few weeks, bearing in mind my shoulder still aches, small squares are all I’m managing to do.

Firstly – laying out the blocks – not necessarily the final plan. Slightly fuzzy.

Last two blocks

Closeups of last two blocks

I have used the wording from the edge of the material which says “Daybreak by 3 Sisters – The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. – Rumi”

Well that is all from me, not decided on backing or binding. That’s for another post.

Please check out what the other members have achieved. We all work on individual projects and encourage one another to lessen the pile of UFO’s



KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnie, and Sherrie