Thursday, 23 July 2015


So I finally got round to finishing off my quilt. The binding took so long to finish as I can't use a thimble and I kept getting little sores on the end of my needle pushing finger........ouch!!!
The three main fabrics I had had in my stash for probably five and a half years waiting patiently to have something to use them on but the spotted binding fabric is a little newer.......probably two years!!!
All the main fabric was chopped up into two and a half inch strips and then sewn into one continuous strip before being folded, sewn and cut then repeated until you end up with a quilt top (if you Google Jelly Roll Quilts you can find lots of videos and instructions for making them). Mine is long and narrow as I want it as a shoulder quilt for when I am reading at night. The quilt top took me about an hour or so to make so it's very quick and easy.
I'm now on the lookout for some gorgeous fabric to make a sofa quilt for the winter when I am snuggling up to watch a film.

I'm getting a bit fed up of these low grey skies now. I'm not a big fan of summer but if it's meant to be summer then a least let's have a bit of sunshine eh? I hope we get some nice days from August 17th as my Doodle Bird is coming to spend a week with us and I am planning lots of outdoor things to do......days out and garden picnics and games. I can't wait.

Well I think I'll have half an hour browsing for some fabric and then I am off out to do the weekly shop with DD and maybe we'll grab a cheeky Starbucks while we are out........ I do love my Starbucks Coffee.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Hi Sheila not sure if you saw my message to u.
    I hope you are ok. I know its been along time,
    but i do think of you often. Its good to see u online. I did look for you under manic stamper a while ago but i thought i would try again and i looked up monks den. I saw Debs had a web site she followed and i thought that sounds like a Sheila saying and it was. I am so pleased to have found you. Oh its Sharon Cox by the way. I expect Ruby is all grown up now.I hope you and your family are well.
    love and hugs Sharon

  2. These are wonderful! What a great job you did! Thank you so much for sharing with me!! Margaret


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