Thursday, 7 November 2013

A finish (of sorts) and a start

I've been sewing like mad this week and achieved much more than I thought I would.  Unfortunately, I've only photographed two things so the other bits will have to wait until I buy a new charger for my camera battery.  You see, I left the cord dangling out of the desk drawer where it is kept and Molly, the puppy, has chewed it!  It doesn't look very safe so I won't use it.  I've ordered a new one online so it should be here in a day or two.  Anyway, here's what I've finished this week.

I've turned this

into this

It's a Disappearing Nine-Patch for my grandson for Christmas.  You may remember that I've made a pink one, Pretty in Pink, for his sister.  That one is now bound and waiting to be photographed.  I was going to call this one 'Blue for a Boy' as it's made from blue shirts, but the orange seems to dominate, so my first thought doesn't seem to fit.  Any suggestions for a suitable name would be much appreciated.  

I've also joined Lori Holt's Quilty Fun Sew Along at the Fat Quarter Shop which started on Monday.  Each week we will sew a different block from Lori Holt's book, and a PDF is published every Monday to help you.  My book hasn't arrived from the US yet but I was desperate to make a start, so I managed to glean enough info from the PDF and the pictures on the blog to draft out the block on squared paper and work out the measurements for each piece.  This week was Apples.

This block will measure 9" x 11" finished.    I think it would look good with a little border round it and framed as a picture.


  1. another great quilt, because of the time of year I thought pumpkins, maybe pumpkin blue for a name

  2. lovely quilt! love all that orange.

  3. Cute quilt and apple block! what about something like "Boys at Work" since the orange makes me think of construction, etc.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. Those are so fun and cute. Those little apples!!!
    LeeAnna Paylor at

  5. Lovely DNP quilt, Joan. I've seen those apples on Lori's blog ... yours look great!