My first attempt at a quilt

December 31, 2009


Thought I’d show my first attempt at a quilt.  I do love quilting but have only done cushions and bags so far.  I am very scared about quilting something as big as this, especially as my sewing machine is making some really strange nosies at the moment.

What scares me more than the quilting is the binding.  The more that I read about how to do it,  the more I think I’ll make a big mess of it.  But it has got to be done as I’m

giving this quilt to Vee for her seventh birthday.  What do you think?  I have spent hours taking the paper off the back, bet that there is a really easy technique for doing this but I did it the hard way.

I’m going to have to quilt it when she is in bed, hope the rattle on my machine pipes down.  I’ll let you know how it goes.



Thought I might get started.

December 30, 2009


I am new to this and don’t exactly know what I am doing.  I have been lurking around blog land for some time but I’m one of those people who reads blogs but rarely comments.  I first found out about blogs when I was having ‘trouble’ with my eldest daughter.  I was told by her school that she was special needs and I disagreed with them.  So to the internet I went, to find out what other parents did in my situation and I ended up taking her out of school to home educate her.  Thanks to all the home educating bloggers I found the confidence and support to do this. 

But I don’t want to blog about home education as she is now happily settled back into school (without the need for a statement or IEP).  So what I really want to do is to keep a record of what me and mine are up to in terms of the house, garden, sewing and trying to enjoy our lives.  ‘Tis also a test drive because I would love for my class at school to create their own class blog and I need to know what I’m doing before I can ask any of them to have a go.

So there it is.  My first ever blog.  It might get better, will even try a picture next time.


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December 29, 2009

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