Monday, March 11, 2013

A New Start

Have you ever had one of those days?  Sure you have.  Well I had one of those years.  Something had to give and it was patchwork; and then of course, blogging.

In the past few weeks I have been able to return to my sewing.

In 2012 I travelled quite a bit.  One of my destinations was Helsinki to see my Finnish friends Hanna and Timo.  In a beautiful store called Stockmann I bought some wool and in no time at all knitted this scarf.

My hosts googled a quilt shop and took me to visit Soile where Hanna saw the quilt pictured in her blog post.

I recognised it as a design from the Material Obsession Book 1 and complimented Soile on her lovely quilt.  Hanna fell in love with it and also some Philip Jacob's fabric in the shop.  So it was decided that a Philip Jacobs version should be made in Australia and Soile would be responsible for the quilting the top when it reached Helsinki.

Hanne and Timo have just left after a 3 month visit to Australia and with them they took some binding, backing and this quilt top:

If you have visited my blog previously you may notice that the header has changed.  It is made from Liberty prints, all donated by Meryl.  She has given me a stash that I am hand piecing into a baby quilt.  Thanks, Meryl. 


Carol G said...

WELCOME BACK! We have missed you. Love the colorful quilt.

Janet O. said...

Good to hear from you again! I was starting to wonder if I had imagined you! : )
You've got a lovely quilt top there. And I am starting to think I may be the only quilter who isn't also making scarves. Very pretty!

Sharon said...

Welcome back, so good of you to stop by and say hello. What a fabulous quilt top, and a very pretty scarf as well.

Kathie said...

I am so glad to see a post from you! I know Soile I have taken her to Lancaster fabric shopping :)
what a treat for her and it was so much fun! I am so thrilled you were able to go to her quilt shop!