Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day at home

This post is all out of order because, for some reason, Blogger, having let me drag all the other photos in this post around will not let me drag these two. So, let me start here!
Three of my birthday block swaps arrived this week:
This from Julie This from Margaret
Now, what I meant to start with was ..........This week, financially, has been ruinous. For some reason the court diary is very quiet and I have had work on Wednesday morning only. It does give me change to catch up on admin - reading up on new law, booking train tickets and hotels and writing notes for future lectures. But after two and a half days of that I decided a day finishing up lingering quilt projects might be equally productive.

So, the binding was put on the quilt for over my chairs.
The final touches ( label, beads and some securing stitching on the sleeves) was put to Salka's Quilt, my C&G wallhanging.

The quilting sleeve and binding was done on my NYB quit. I love this little quilt - it is I think my favourite out of all the ones I have made so far. The colours just make me want to stand and look at it. It is much warmer and richer in real life than it appears on screen even though the colours are true. I have fabric left so I think I might do another. Not NYB of course, but the same colours, but bigger, to snuggle under. I used an all over quilting pattern I may use on my large City and Guilds quilt - its a kind of broken coffee bean shape.

and finally, my third birthday block was from Kate
Shortly we are going into Chambers. Not because there is any work waiting for me but because I can't think of anywhere but our reception area floor to baste a 96 x 96 inch quilt! At least I should give our out of hours security guards something to gossip about when I arrive with my ironing board under my arm!


Susan D said...

I'd love to be a fly on the wall to see the faces on the security guards.

floribunda said...

I love the quilting on your NYB quilt -- will have remember the "coffee bean" motif. It came out great!

Quilt Pixie said...

I think part of the point of having a job is to have somewhere large enough to baste -- think of it as sharing with your coworkers :-)

Laura Jane said...

Lovely birthday blocks - they're right up your alley.

Open space is open space when it comes to basting a quilt. And the courthouse is a public building right? You devil, what a hoot!

Jude said...

Lovely, how big is the NYB quilt?
The piece from Kate is my favourite.

English Rose said...

I love the colours in the NYB quilt, and also the thought of the quilt police trying to work out exactly what crimes you have committed to get it to lie flat and straight!
your package arrived yesterday, thank you, you might consider it your 'rubbish' but I am very happy with my haul. my family had to watch me spreading them all out on the sitting room carpet, and pretend to know what I was talking about as I did it, which seemed fair to me. so anyway, I will be putting something in the post to you in the next couple of days.