Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Ta Da-Quilt finished!

The quilt is finished now with its green binding. There are quite a lot of joins since I only had a fat quarter of the fabric I liked! No fabric was bought specially for this quilt so that must be good for the stash?

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It is time to bind…

Quilting is now finished; I ended up doing some free motion around the designs as well as in the ditch. Hopefully I will find a suitable fabric to bind it in my stash.

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It’s growing!

The ripple blanket is growing. Colour choice might become an issue as I run out of yarn-but we shall see…

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Twice as nice?

Made two loaves this time, but not totally by hand. I used my Kenwood Chef dough hook instead of kneading. It will be interesting to see if there is any difference to the texture or taste.

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Quilt Sandwich

Well it is ready for quilting… Visited “the Sewing Space” in Hythe yesterday and bought 80/20 wadding by the metre. I usually use Warm and Natural but since the quilt was too wide for their ready cuts i thought I would try this. Not sure if quiting in the ditch will be enough-but the embroidery …

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Friday Night/Saturday Morning Strawberry Jam

I was kindly given a tray of ripe strawberries last night.I saved the best for eating today and then layered the fruit with sugar overnight. This morning the sugar had dissolved and I was ready to make the jam. I had to do it in two batches because it was in danger of overflowing. I …

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WIP Ripple blanket and quilt

4 more blocks to go and a lot of blanket! Will hopefully finish the quilt blocks soon and be able to show you the quilt top. Introduced some new colours to the blanket…

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Attic 24 style Ripple Blanket

Having finished my throw I feel the need for a new hooky project for evenings. This will also use up the remaining yarn from the throw. At the moment I think it will be stripes of Sirdar Crofter alternating with a plain. I only have a couple of the Calico left so i may introduce …

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New bread recipe-bloomer from Waitrose magazine

Thought I would try the Paul Hollywood recipe in this month’s magazine. I only made the one loaf as per the recipe rather than my usual three. This is a shame because it tasted as good as it looked.

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First four blocks-1980s transfer quilt

Chose some florals and put borders round the first of my blocks. Hope to do some more tomorrow.

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