Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lots of little bits and bobs

For a change this weekend's bank holiday has been blessed with wonderful weather in this part of the world
Usually the approach of a bank holiday is sufficient to send the sales of raincoats and umbrellas through the roof
But no, this time sandals and sun cream were the order of the day
Nick did manage to find a novel way to keep from getting burned - he does look uncannily like something washed up on a beach in a crime series
The sand at Bridport is a moveable feast - it seems to depend on what effect the winter tides and storms have previously had on the beach
This year the sand isn't really sand, more small pebbles which are absolute purgatory to walk on in barefeet and annoyingly want to get right into your sandals if you don't take them off
Still the type of 'sand' didn't spoil the day.
Apart from Sunday's excursion to the coast we've stayed around home
Nigel has made a really good start on the back garden (so far, no pipes!)
And I've done a little bit of this..................
to continue the jewel box quilt
And a little bit of this..............
And this...................
which has completed these
Ready for some of this.............
and more of this.............
Giving me one of these - I need another eleven to sash between the basket blocks
I'm still pondering over the cornerstones between these sashings - I'm leaning towards some sort of nine-patch but I'm not sure on the colour placement yet - mind you the other eleven sashings will give me plenty of time to make up my mind
And finally a little treat in the post
A bag from Nancy Near Philadelphia with some lovely fabrics as well - thank you Nancy, they're lovely
Right must dash - off to measure up how many paving slabs we need for the back garden

15 comments:

Ali Honey said...

I'd say that was pretty good progress even if it was a long weekend.Glad the weather was warm and fine for you.

sewprimitive karen said...

How funny, Nick does indeed look like a still from a Hitchcock movie.

KC Quilter said...

Love the head in the sand bit!!! And your applique is gorgeous.

Cascade Lily said...

Glad to hear Nigel didn't hit any more pipes! How do you know which direction to press your seams in to get them all to interlock when you piece all your blocks together? I seem to end up with bulky bits all over the place!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

The weather last weekend was fantastic! Glad you got out to enjoy it. That first pic is hilarious..if not a bit disturbing!

You sewing is going along with great speed. Just love the applique

YankeeQuilter said...

Those colors are beautiful! You are right about that photo...just a little spooky!

Nicole said...

Good lord, that photo of your son's head in the sand gave me a start! Our weather here on the California coast has been so chilly the past couple of weeks. I don't think we have gotten about 59 F. Your blocks and applique are amazing.

ROZ said...

What a lovely quilt

Rose Marie said...

This is going to be lovely ... what size will it finish at?

Tazzie said...

Camo was intrigued with the picture of Nick - I had some fast explaining to do. Your blocks and applique are just gorgeous.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

sewkalico said...

Catching up with you and wow you have been busy!! Love your new batiks!

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

Yep, I'm catching up too! I love the photo, its hilarious. The applique is beautiful.

meggie said...

Glad you had a fine & warm!
We are having grey & cold! Bummer!
Fabric never fails to brighten a day though!

julieQ said...

Wow, you got a lot done! I love the applique borders, they will be so very pretty. Nice flotsam the sea washed in there!

Lynda said...

I couldn't work out where the basket blocks were at first! they look great put together like that!