Wednesday, 1 January 2014

WITH THE NEW YEAR COMES...

... the start of the new sew-a-long and Bee FUN xx I am joining in with Erin at ... www.sewathomemummy.com  and her modern meets contemporary sew-a-long xx I'm pretty sure its NOT called that but the old brain is a bit tired!! He-He xx 

ANYONE can join ... at ANY time , so, if you fancy having a go ... you know what to do xx The January block is a POLAR Bears Paw/Claw .....which ever you prefer x I want a certain HOLIDAY theme to my finished quilt .. so used modern fabrics xx It has been fun to make ...


and so I have my FIRST block ... ready for February already xx lol

By the way .. remember the hissy-fit I had over the EASY block that I just could not do? WELL.. let me share the gossip .. other folks have posted that THEY couldn't do it either xx Feel better now it's not just ME xx

I also have a quilt to show you that I finished in (the last hours of December!) 2013. The Quilt Show have a Block-Of-The-Month each year  AND  in 2010 I thought I would have a go ( ALL fabrics from my stash .. x) xx I FINISHED the blocks that year !!! THEN I finished putting them to-gether in 2011!! In 2012 I decided to layer the quilt.. and I DID x In 2013 I decided it was time and I set about the quilting (mostly hidden in the ditch!!) xx NOW I have a finished quilt .. that measures just about 80 INCHES square xx .... SO .... taking pictures has been the next CHALLENGE!!!!

Hope you get an idea of what it looks like ... not perfect , not got that many points on the stars .. but I don't care .. it's finished ... and it's mine xx








Keep smiling in 2014 if you can xx

Diane  x

19 comments:

Catherine said...

Who would notice missing points - it's just beautiful! Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Diane...first off love the new blog look...second your Halloween theme will be awesome to see come together...third your star quilt is outstandingly beautiful congrats on an incredible finish!!!

Janice Smith said...

I love your TQS finished quilt! I believe I downloaded all the patterns but never made it. Now having seen yours with the light background I might be tempted to make it.

Happy New Year!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

LOVE your block Diane! Thank you so much for participating, and I cannot wait to see what you do with these fabrics every month!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Wow you did that bear paw block quickly! What is the easy block that is hard? Your finished quilt looks fantastic! Happy New Year!

Julianne said...

Oh Diane, you did a fantastic job, I love it with all those bright lovely colors! Fantastic! Happy New Year!

Indianna said...

I love the star quilt, beautiful colours and a superb finish after such a long time.

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful quilt!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous!!!! And the polar bear blocks are pretty awesome too !!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

I love the effect of those multiple borders. Some day, when I learn to add, I want to try that too. Great start to the New Year.

Carla said...

Your quilt looks stunning Diane. Enjoy your quilt along. I just finished one with her

Amanda said...

I'm not surprised you're happy with the quilt, it's such an achievement and looks lovely spread out on your bed.

loulee said...

Diane, your finished quilt is beautiful. What a way to end the year! Such a high. :-)

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Wow, your medallion quilt is just absolutely beautiful - proving that sometimes the best quilts come out of years of patient work and a slower pace. Congratulations. In 2014 you will be able to ENJOY the quilt!

Michele said...

Of course you'd join a new bee. You aren't one to resist. The bright colors in your quilt are just beautiful. Yeah for you for finishing it.

Letty Barnes said...

Love your BOM quilt - nice that you finished!!! I'm going to check out the xx thing :)

Maggi said...

Congratulation, the TQS quilt looks fantastic. I got as far as the first block that year, didn't like it and swapped it with Ritzy for a postcard!

Sue Wild said...

Love the TQS quilt, it makes the time taken to finish really worthwhile. I also like the look of the bears paw block and been over to the blog to have a look and may have a go at that.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Absolutely stunning Diane. Well worth the wait ♥