Zooming & Two Lines

First up, now that I've finished the applique/quilting, I thought I'd share my "Petals in the Wind" project. It's come up quite nicely and now all I need to do is decide if this will become the big European cushion I'd planned, or a wall quilt. A wall quilt won't be sat on by my kids and pets, so there's that...

I ended up using an assortment of pretty Aurifil threads for the applique. I'd bought a couple of boxes of Aurifil Designer Collections a few years back when fabric designers (ie Bonnie & Camille etc) first started collaborating with Aurifil. 

I tend to use neutrals to piece and quilt so the pretty colours have sat for years... just waiting. I'm glad to have finally used some of them. 

This week, I won a prize from Sue Daley - her new book called Paper Caper - Mini Quilts.

It has 6 cute quilt projects to EPP (English Paper Piece) and best of all, it includes pop out papers in the back of the book. Enough papers to complete each project. Isn't that a great idea?

Here's what the pop out pages look like. They're glossy so should be good for glue basting (and easily removable).

I joined Chookyblue and the Chookshed Stitchers for a morning zoom session. I wasn't feeling great, so only stayed online for a little while. I didn't have any sewing prepared so I enjoyed sitting and mainly listening to the chatter.

I progressively got worse through the day and even though I'd gotten a negative RAT test early in the day, I decided to do another test and got the dreaded double lines.

And now to finish with a little funny which I saw on facebook... it made me laugh, but that's probably more to do with my juvenile sense of humour.


  1. Congrats on your win. Hope you recover soon and not spread the "good word" amongst the rest of the family. Take care.

  2. I hope you're feeling better soon. The zoom started too early for me and then I had grandchildren with me for the day.

  3. I hope that you are feeling better soon. I love the idea of having all the papers with the book, it’s so helpful.

  4. So sorry to hear you are not feeling well! I hope it is only a minor case of the dreaded virus. What a great idea that there are 'papers' provided with the new Sue Daley book. No excuse to not get started. Best wishes

  5. Sorry to read that you have covid - I just hope it's a mild dose. I do love your beautiful flower panel, gorgeous colours, so vibrant and fun. xx

  6. Petals in the wind is gorgeous!! what amazing colors!!
    and so sorry you got the dreaded 2 lines.... bummer!
    ..... I will giggle now too!! what a funny thing to call speed bumps!

  7. I am giggling about the speed humps too!! Beautiful applique and quilting. I hope you are feeling much better soon.

  8. hehe I saw that funny on FB too and had a wee giggle! Your Petals in the Wind is beautiful - hmmm much too nice to sit on! Lucky you with the book win - what a great idea to have the pop out parts at the back. I hope covid doesn't keep you down for too long and that it is a mild dose - we've had it recently too, luckily it didn't slow us down too much.

  9. lovely to see you on zoom and the little book win is cool having the papers in the pages.........
    goodluck with covid and I hope you are not too sick.........

  10. oh such a pretty project! and that book is a real keeper, how great to have all the pieces on hand...

  11. Hello,i Live your Projekt.ist is so lovely. Thank you very much for showing the book, a very nice book.
    Kreative regards Marika

  12. The quilt is so pretty. Love the book. Does she say how to add plain borders? Hope you have recovered well.


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