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Sewing my little woolly socks off

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

I bet you thought I’d gone on holiday – I’ve been missing in action for the last few days, but  no fear, I’ve been here, just a little silent. Not because I had nothing to say though. More that it was just time to stop faffing about and get this quilt on the road. So I’ve been here – in the garret – sewing my little woolly socks off rather than skipping around in the ether reading and writing blog posts.

Brrr! – or Brrr! minus the borders at least – is now sashed together. I love how its come together. The photos are rather dark and aren’t very true to colour, mainly because their is no natural light here at all at the moment. We’re living in the usual November fog bank. So think a little softer, a little pinker and away from rust and you’ve got it. if the sun ever shines again I’ll get an outside photo.

Now it’s time to get on with the 250 HSTs that I need to make for the border.

Ho hum!

I’m dreaming about them again!

For those of you who asked, this quilt is going to my 85 year old mother for Christmas. She won’t know what to do with it, but I think at least it will be too big to be put in a drawer and kept for ‘best’!

(Brrr! by Susan Kass Johnson – the pattern can be found in Quilters Newsletter, December 2007 edition – proof that it truly is worth clipping out and keeping all those mountains of patterns!)

Have a happy and productive Tuesday!



12 Responses to “Sewing my little woolly socks off”

  1. Vreni Says:

    Stunning! I’m sure your mum will appreciate all the work you’ve done on this. How are you going to quilt it? I’m assuming by machine, as it’s a bit too close to Christmas for it to be done by hand. Or maybe you are talking about next year’s Christmas?

  2. Flying Blind Says:

    Oh your mum will love it, she may just not tell you!

  3. Gertie Pye Says:

    This is just lovely Helen! What a wonderful present for your mum. Well done for being able to part with it – it really is a beauty. Can’t wait to see it all quilted up & ready to go x

  4. Katy Says:

    Never underestimate the size of an old lady’s drawers 😉 Still, it’s looking fab!

  5. CarlaHR Says:

    Helen, it is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  6. Leanne Says:

    That is why I prefer quilts without borders. I love how this is coming together, the fabrics are beautiful! A wonderful present.

  7. Susan Says:

    I think there are lots of us with our heads down trying to get some serious sewing done. I cannot wait for that Boxing Day unwind! Favourite day of the year.

  8. Catherine Says:

    wow, this looks fantastic. Your mum will love it

  9. Meredith Says:

    What a great gift. I like the quilt. Nice and calm. Yes it that time of year. Here in the U.S. we pause for Thanks giving.

  10. Linds Says:

    Come up the mountain! We have been having the most glorious weather, unlike down in Luzern – bright blue sunny skies. Perfect. The quilt is looking fabulous, Helen. A triumph!

  11. Lindsay Says:

    Absolutely love this one Helen! Beautiful colours. Hope she likes it… Oh, I meant to ask. I was talkimg ot a friend the other evening who has taken up quilting (I showed her your blog). When you do your swirly quilting doodly patterns at the end, do you do it on a big frame or on your machine? Realised I was horribly ignorant!

  12. diane stanley Says:

    Getting caught up on blog reads while I am in my turkey coma. This quilt is beautiful