Sunday, June 17, 2012

sewing, customer quilts & someone's birthday

Friday was my birthday, to celebrate my quilting friends organised a sewing night. Three of us were making the same quilt. This one is from the Primitive magazine. It is handy having your sewing night in your favourite quilt shop   , because when you run out of the brown fabric for your spool ends, you can just go purchase more!
In the left hand bottom corner are 4 plain squares, these have a appliquéd house scene with wool felt.
This quilt is only 36" square.
We had a lovely shared meal, which I was told not to contribute as it was my birthday, lots of laughs & I got some nice presents, here are some of them.
Don't they go well on my bed!
Customer quilts......................
Isn't the backing cute!
This quilt is from Whimsical's book "Just Spooling Around".
Kits for this quilt & Paddington's are available from The Country Yard.

 This quilt is called "Saltbox Farm'" designed by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse. The Country Yard had this as a BOM, but quickly sold out, but that is no suprise!

It was a bit chilly here in the north with a lovely frost, but I have a couple of my friends to keep me warm........


  1. Happy birthday for Friday, what a nice way to celebrate it! I love the quilt you are working on, I immediately loved that pattern in the magazine. Your gifts are beautiful and the customer quilts are lovely.

  2. Belated birthday wishes - looks like you had a good one. You know, if we get a choice in the matter, to come back as a cat belonging to a quilter must rank somewhere near the top! And I am so glad that Paddington has finally made a revival - he is such a nice bear and with such lovely manners!

  3. Happy birthday for Friday - sorry I missed your post. Beautiful quilting on your customer quilts - bt they are so happy! , and a lovely quilt you are making. You have been busy - AND those cushions on your bed are wonderful- lucky you!!

  4. Happy Birthday! Love that scrumply pillow. and those pics taken with the right light to show the shadows of the quilting are just great.

  5. Happy Birthday for Friday!!! The cushions look so good together, and those cats of yours are just the sweetest!

  6. Happy birthday Leanne - those cats look so comfortable on your quilt! Regards,

  7. Hi Leeanne! Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like the perfect way to spend your special day! My cousin along with a great friend of mine just made the 'Just Spooling Around' quilt. It is soooo cute! love how you quilted that up! And oh wow...'Saltbox Farm'! Nicely done!! Love the look of all the crosshatching! That was a lot of work!! :)

  8. Happy Birthday for Friday!!! Sounds like a fab way to celebrate.
    Enjoy your birthday year!
    Love Leanne

  9. Glad you had a lovely birthday :-) Like the borders you have put on the Primitives quilt - it's going to be such a neat quilt. Love all your other quilting bits too!!