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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Blue and White

Hello Folks.

I arrived back in the UK safely following a tedious night flight.  I find it hard to sleep on planes, so I don't bother trying ~ I get grumpy if I try to sleep and can't!  Baby Needles and Miss Clicky arrived at home just about the same time as I did, so despite the fact I was desperate for sleep I spent the afternoon having wonderful cuddles.

Our house was still standing, it needed a bit of sorting as you'd expect if a leave a 20 year old boy in charge but it wasn't too bad.  

Before I left I took loads of pictures of the quilt I made on my two vintage Singers.  

Oh my goodness I love this quilt.

There are I know, a lot of things I should have differently and this was very much was a learning curve.

I used a small jelly roll which came from Joanns.

I had to add the white squares in to make it big enough for a queen bed and still had to add extra navy blue cotton around the edges.  

I spray basted the quilt sandwich on our living room floor ~ tricky because our carpet is quite long.  I realised afterwards I should have done it on the stair landing in our communal area which has carpet tiles and is a lot harder, but never mind.  I used cotton batting.

I quilted the central panel around the squares.  I did try to 'stitch in the ditch' but I didn't always remain in the ditch.

The edges were quilted about 4cm apart which I did by eye on my Red Eye Singer.

The quilt has already been used, when the snow came and it kept us toasty warm over the duvet.  I hadn't appreciated just how warm it would be.

I put the basting off for some time, but as it turned out wasn't quite as scary as I thought it would be.

I sewed the scraps of the jelly roll together.

And made a little pincushion.

The quilt is keeping Mr Clicky warm now, there's been more snow.

That's me for now.  See you soon...Clicky Needles.


  1. It's beautiful and I'm glad you left it to keep your hubby warm in your absence. I'm glad you made it home safely and that you got to cuddle your little grandbaby quickly and didn't have to wait! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Oh my ! Blue and white, what could be better, it's just beautiful. So glad you are very happy with it.
    You have pushed me to use all my Japanese blue and white fabrics and my Indigo Shibori pieces from my workshop in Bali recently.....Oh the possibilities. 😁😁😁

  3. well done on your beautiful quilt! hope another was is swirling in your head.

  4. I love your quilt too! Glad you're home safe and sound, but did you *have* to bring the snow with you? 😉😁

  5. Glad you are home and the house is still standing. I am betting it got sorted out right before you got home. Love the quilt it is gorgeous.

  6. I was wondering if you were home again! I hope it's warmer there than here.

    The quilt is adorable - well done! Your sewing machine photos took me back to my childhood. I learned to sew on a Singer machine very like that one.

    I can never sleep on night flights either. If we're ever lucky enough to cross the pond again, I'm determined to fly in the daytime and avoid the frustration. :)

  7. Loving the quilt too. The blues and then those splashes of the pure white make it so crisp and fresh. I have had a very small dabble at quilting this year. I'm not ready for a large project yet, but the day will come, especially when I see quilts like this one.


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