Sunday, 18 June 2017

I know I have been neglectful writing a blog but did not realise it is nearly 2 months!

In may I celebrated my 70th birthday so here is a photo of the cake Helen had made for me,  not only did it look wonderful but the sponge was coffee flavour   my favourite.  One of her friends made it and she is not a professional just does it as a hobby.


a selection of things I made till the end of may


tablecloth for tv table made from fabric that was donated   some had been made into blocks so added to them with the left over fabric   (hand quilted|)


large sideboard runner using the donated fabrics and also hand quilted.

lap top bag for Sal


bag for FOQ show but think it is to big


handbag that Catherine has laid claim to


stack and whack bag   enjoy this technique though could have got the blocks put together in a better design  will use this for the quilt show.  I used car headliner for the padding   it is so much cheaper than bosal and though not iron on works perfectly well   a great buy,  will be making more bags and baskets.



fabric basket

make up bag for Sal   she chose the fabrics for it   very fussy she is!

I also made 150 scrap blocks using lots of tiny bits and pieces, a stack and slash quilt that I am now hand quilting and 2 more that have been quilted this month by hand   will share another day

I am enjoying smaller projects at the moment and as I have run out of wadding cannot do any more quilts though I have 3 or 4 waiting to be sandwiched up form ages ago.  Will hope to get another roll in a couple of months but had to buy a new washing machine a couple of weeks ago,   the previous on lasted thirteen and a half years   fingers crossed the new one will too even if I don`t.

33 comments:

Lady Locust said...

Happy Birthday! Wow! That cake is amazing. You have been busy~ they are all darling. Love the quilt on the TV stand.

Monica said...

Happy Birthday! That cake was spectacular. You definitely have been keeping busy, and did a great job on all those bags. Love that modern tote!

crafty cat corner said...

How could you bear to cut that cake, its so lovely.
Wondered where you were but have been a bit lazy myself.
Brioiny
x

Nana said...

I always like the things you show/made and this cake is simply wonderful.

Nana

Gaia said...

Happy birthday Margaret !! the cake looks lovely and yummy, love its colours and detail work. You have done many projects, I like the bags and the fabric baskets.

Mia said...

Happy birthday, Margaret! What a lovely cake! I also love your tablecloth and the bags. They are gorgeous!

Queeniepatch said...

Happy Birthday. Many happy returns of the day, and I certainly hope you outlive your new washing machine!
What a great cake, it depicts your quilt addiction perfectly.
Or are you turning into a bag lady. You have enough to sell!

Jane Galley said...

what a lovely cake, she did really well. You've been busy with all your bags, small projects can be very satisfying

Sarah said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday! That cake is amazing! You've had a busy two months and made lots of lovely things

Jo said...

Happy birthday to you. Hope you were treated well. That cake looks tooo good to cut into... great sewing too.

Steffi said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, noch nachträglich zum Geburtstag!
Liebe Grüße
Steffi

The Inside Stori said...

Birthday wishes…….I’d say that milestone requires lots of celebrating!! Also, it’s great seeing what you’ve been busy with!!

SewLittleToSay said...

Hope the cake tasted as good as it looked, and in your favourite colour as well.

PaulaB quilts said...

That cake is much too clever to have been eaten. Even lace edge on the little quilt and all the sewing tools. You certainly are a bag lady now, so many wonderful styles and fabrics. You sure do keep busy. Keep on having fun.

tubakk said...

Happy birthday. That cake is amazing. And you bags, too. I'm always thinking of making bags, but never have the time to do it. Maybe it has something to do with my time consuming projects?

Jillian said...

Happy Birthday! Welcome to 70. 1947 must have been an auspicious year!
I love your bags - they are all fabulous. As a bag lady myself I love to see great bags and you have some terrific ones here. The lap top one is my favourite, but they are all great.

I hope the washing machine outlives its predecessor - and that you outlive both of them.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love all your projects! That cake is outstanding Margaret. Happy Birthday. You've caught up with me for a little while.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That cake was amazing! Such a clever idea! Wow you have been busy! Some great bags there! I don't think it's possible to have a bag that's toooo big for FOQ!!!!!

liniecat said...

Happy Birthday! Belated or not lol

Such a lovely cake that, perfect for you.
Some lovely projects there too x

Staci said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely cake!
You've made some really wonderful things. I love the colors of your tv tablecloth quilt
and your bags are marvelous.

I am said...

Happy birthday Margaret,love all your creations,you have a lovely blog xx

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Happy Birthday!! What a gorgeous cake! And love all your projects :) xx

Pippas quilts said...

Happy birthday what a fabulous cake. All that hand quilting looks wonderful well done you.

Jen said...

Happy 70th Birthday Margaret, Wow a lovely cake made for you, Love all the bags and the runner .I enjoy a small project in between the bigger quilts also .

Deepa Sanjeev said...

Belated birthday wishes, Margaret!! That's a very thoughtfully decorated cake.Hope to see many more of your works in the 71st year :)

Jocelyn said...

The birthday cake looks amazing! What a talented friend.

Susan Hook said...

Happy Birthday Margaret, your cake is fantastic, beautifully designed. There are lots of lovely bags, it is hard to choose a favourite.

June D said...

Happy birthday! Beautiful projects!

Séverine said...

Happy Birthday Margaret !
You've been busy, your bags are beautiful.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

A belated Happy Birthday Margaret, and many happy returns. Your cake looks beautiful, the maker may not have been a professional but she certainly is talented, and for a quilter it's perfect. You certainly have been very busy, and you made all these in two months? Great workflow. I'll look forward to seeing those finished quilts when you get your batting but I can understand the need to prioritise the washing machine. Mine is just on 15 years old and has new had a single repair, amazing.

Anita said...

Belated b'day wishes Margaret.Yummy cake ! All the bags and basket are beautiful but my favorite is the handbag with bag print.

desertskyquilts said...

No one can say you haven't been busy, with that list of projects and accomplishments. I like the matching runner and TV mat. Nothing in my house ever matches! I'm only a few months behind you, but I suspect no one will be making a pretty cake like that for me! =) She could easily be a professional, but probably then becomes work and not play.

Radka said...

You have been busy!😃 Happy belated birthday!x