5 March 2011

AUDITION FOR A BORDER...AND A GIVEAWAY!



This little quilt is designed to be a wall hanging. I love this combination of colours but couldn’t decide what to use for a border. I ‘auditioned’ several options before deciding on a pieced border which incorporated all of them, partly because I like it and partly, I must admit, because I didn’t have enough of any of the fabrics to use for the whole thing and wanted to make it all from my existing stash rather than go out and buy more fabric. I really liked this pattern, which involves using folded squares on top of squares to make the star pattern, rather than sewing together HSTs.

 This is the existing border

 I quite liked some of these but sadly there wasn't enough left of anything



 And this is what I'm going to use, what do you think?




One of the nicest things about making a quilt is the leftovers, which come in handy for small projects. Now what shall I do with this little stack of 3½ inch squares?

We’ve been turned upside down at home with having to replace the main roof on our house. First the scaffolding went up, making it difficult to park on the driveway and then a skip appeared, making parking completely impossible. We live on a busy road and I don’t take my car to work, so it’s been a bit chaotic to say the least. The roof is finally finished now but I came home one day to find a new loft hatch and super-duper loft ladder had appeared on the landing courtesy of hubby! It’s great to be able to get into the loft, but at the moment it’s still awaiting some floorboards, so I can’t get too excited about it. When it’s all finished, we will have to take down all our ‘junk’ out of the extension roof, sort it all out, hopefully dispose of some of it and then transport it up the new ladder into the ‘proper’ loft. Oh what joys to come!

John is just in the process of boarding - thought I'd show you...

I just realised this is my 100th post!  So, in the age old tradition of bloggers everywhere, I have decided to have a giveaway to celebrate. 

This is what I'm going to give to the first person out of the 'hat'.

Velvet crazy patchwork shoulder bag, hand embroidered and beaded.

I may add another gift, which will be a surprise.

In order to have a winning chance you must do three things:
  • Become a follower of this blog and my other blog, From the Yellow House 
  • Leave a comment on this post to tell me you have become a follow of both blogs
  • Post on your own blog about this giveaway and include a link to this blog.
This is open to everyone, at home and abroad.  I'll be drawing the name of the winner on Saturday March 20th, to give people lots of opportunity to take part.