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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

It's been a while....

.....but hopefully I am now back on track and will be posting regularly! April has been a busy month with two visits to UK to see family but the suitcases have now been put away until the autumn and we are busy getting the garden tidied and planted up for the summer. I have also some decorating to do before our first visitors of the year at the beginning of June.

There has been sewing time and I have a couple of things to show you. First up, quilting on my pink BOM has continued - only five more blocks to do now.

I am really loving this QAYG - each block is so quick to quilt and it does not seem so daunting as quilting a whole quilt.

I have also finally finished the Winterberry embroidery that was in my winter Craftpod - you can read my post about the Craftpod here
I usually avoid satin stitch like the plague so am really pleased that these little berries do actually look like berries!

The patchwork girls met this afternoon and here are our EPP blocks for the Mystery Quilt.

As you can see they have all done really well. Don't they look effective!

This month their new technique is curved piecing and I am interested to see what they will come up with for this. Here is my block all quilted up so I am ready to start on the next block.

Just noticed that a fly flew into my picture! How annoying.

We had a frost last night - hopefully it will be the last one now until the autumn. Just hoping that it was not hard enough to damage the blossom and our walnuts. A late frost last year did a lot of damage.

It's Friday Night with Friends this week - sign ups are here and I hope to see you there.


  1. Love the epp mystery quilt .....

  2. Looks like good progress. The winterberries are very successful, aren't they!

  3. Your pink blocks look wonderful as do your winter berries, lovely stitching.

  4. I'm sure it's good to be settled back at home, even though trips away are fun too..... Will you be joining your blocks you are quilting? The EPP blocks are so effective and I think you know how much I love that embroidery. the satin stitch is great (it's not my favourite) and those little spots in them just give that bit of dimension...

  5. Love the berries, they look fantastic. You have lots of beautiful blocks there.

  6. Must easier to do QAYG on your pink BOM blocks..
    Pretty embroidered berries.
    The EPP tumbling blocks are great and your curved block looks tricky....

  7. Hi Lin wow you do such beautiful work my friend ,i love those berries and your pink blocks are gorgeous,well done on all your lovely work Lin xx

  8. Ooh I love the pink blocks, and those berries!!!! I usually shy away from satin stitch too, I can never get it quite to my satisfaction....yours is gorgeous, well done!!!!

  9. Awesome hand work all around. Those berries are just perfect in my book. I know satin stitch is hard to do because my mother used to avoid it too. Love your pink blocks too. Love the choice of fabric in them. You've accomplished so much. Congrats and happy birthday. Love. ;^)

  10. Your QAYG blocks look great , it is such a fun way to quilt . Love your berries, I hate satin stitching too.

  11. I have never tried QAYG, must do that sometimes. I like your pink BOM, so pretty! And you have done a good job on the satin stitch, not easy to do, I know!
    We also had frost this week, but it is supposed to be a nice weekend; I hope you'll enjoy yours!

  12. Those tumbling blocks do look effective and I love your pink quilting blocks - I've wondered how that QAYG method works,but never had a good look lol stunning berries - well done!

  13. Love the QAYG pink blocks!

  14. Oh Lin, what very pretty work. The pink blocks are gorgeous as is the purple/blue one. and I like your Winterberry embroidery - perfect.


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