Monday, 25 March 2013

With a little help from my friends

Its been busy, very busy here!

Lots of life stuff going on, some not so nice horrible stuff which I wont share, but some good stuff too - new teaching at another local sewing shop, making me a multi location teacher now, yay!

I have also been sewing, with the help of friends. Both in terms of support and kindness when I needed it (thank you, you know who you all are) but also in terms of emergency supplies!

Thanks to my lovely friend Karen, who send me a scrap of Summersville when I ran out on a border for my Marcelle Medallion quilt.

Finished Marcelle Medallion Quilt

And to the wonderfully kind Sadie who sent me a spool of Aurifil when mine ran out 2/3rds of the way through quilting my Bee a Brit Stingy x & + bee quilt and I couldn't find the weight I needed.

x & + quilt finished


I was very lucky to get some beautiful blocks from my bee mates and couldn't wait to whizz the quilt up!

x & + quilt finished {close up}

I had the perfect vintage sheet in my stash to back it with

x & + quilt finished {back}

x & + quilt finished {back, quilting & binding}


And I splashed out on some Heather Bailey Nicey Jane I have been eyeing up for months in my LQS, perfect binding fabric!


x & + quilt finished {folded}

So huge thanks to my bee lovelies for giving me a gorgeous quilt to cuddle up in and thanks to you others for the virtual hugs that are much needed at the moment. Happiness in quilty form is helping get me through some tough times at the moment, I am enjoying it all in a corner of my studio.


A wall of new things!

26 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful work honey, beautiful x Big hugs

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Love both those quilts! And that backing is just perfect! Big hug to you and I hope things get better soon x

Nicky said...

You have put your quilt together so quickly and so beautifully! Love the vintage sheet backing and the binding. Absolutely perfect.

Your medallion is also wonderful!

Hope everything improves and know that we all love you and are happy to help anytime!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your bee quilt is absolutely gorgeous, as is your Marcelle Medallion! Take care xx

Canadian Abroad said...

Both quilts are beautiful and I am glad you have such good friends.

Di said...

Beautiful quilts and you definitely have hugs from me. Di x

Isisjem said...

Loving both your quilts. Hope things improve for you soon. It's a difficult time for many of us x

Blueberry Park said...

It's as tho we all got together and planned those blocks! It is just beautiful.

You are totally welcome re the summersville...only glad to help.

hugs xx

Little Island Quilting said...

Your medallion quilt is spell-bindingly beautiful

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

wowwee!!! Both gorgeous! Your corner looks so pretty! I'm proud to be part of the bee quilt and think cuddling it is the next best thing to an actual hug. Sending virtual ones as well xxxxx

verykerryberry said...

Lovely lovely quilts, distraction is a wonderful thing, quilty distraction especially x

Kelly said...

Both gorgeous quilts Emily!

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous quilts, they can definitely make a heart sing!

Hope your bad times are behind you soon.

Flying Blind... said...

Oh matey, big quilty hugs to you and yours.

I love your Marcelle Medallion, and the x+ is beautiful too.

Stay cosy xxx

Catherine said...

Yay, love your bee quilt, it looks fabulous. And love the medallion quilt too

Cindy said...

Oh, Em! Your medallion quilt is just breath taking! You nearly make me want to make one myself...if it wasn't for all of those geese!
Sending well wishes to you. xx

Gertie Pye said...

Such lovely work Emily. They are both absolute stunners x

Katy Cameron said...

Love what you've been working on - does the multiple locations make you a franchise? Or just desirable ;o) Either way, good for you :o)

Charlotte said...

wow - the x+ quilt looks lovely all finished, and could that medallion be any more gorgeous? I think not! xxx

Annabella said...

Your medallion is stunning - I really need to make one now. Hope things cheer up but great to hear you are a multi-location quilting teacher!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! Stunning quilts Em! Jxo

Patti said...

Just totally stunning xxx

Liz DandeliondD said...

They are two seriously stunning quilts.
Glad to hear that there has been some good times amongst the bad stuff.
Kind regards xxxx

Julie said...

Wow they both look great. One of the nicest X & + quilts I have seen.

Kerry said...

I love using vintage sheets as backing too! Looking forward to seeing Marcelle finished and quilted...

Beverly Holl said...

HI. I first saw your blog yesterday. I am totally amazed by your work. I love the patterns, the colors - especially these two quilts are woooonderful!
can you tell me it these are your patterns or where can i find / get them? thanks a lot and i will follow you ;-)
greetings from germany (this maybe an excuse for my english)
sandra