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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Fine weather..

The weather has been great, so readers of this blog will know where I have been. Yep, in the garden!

Now, you can guess what is coming next. Yep, it's peeing with rain today so I am back in the sewing room.

I had done my May blocks for ST2 before I decamped to the garden..Charlotte is the mama of the month for May, and as our daughter has moved in next door and is also a sewer, I got her to make up a couple of blocks too..
They are 1/4 log cabin blocks and rather fun to make. I am very interested to see how Charlotte puts them together..
Next job is to get them in the post to her.

Mine and my daughters blocks for Charlotte.

This is a newish quilt magazine and I liked the quilt on the cover of last months.

I was thinking, as I have rather a lot of taupes and blues in my stash, this might be the quilt for me.
Some triangles had also been cut out before the nice weather, so today I have started to put them together. All a bit scrappy at the moment but they are looking good.
More triangles to cut out as I need 390 taupes and 390 blues. This hopefully will make a dent in the stash. :0))

Now, I thought I should tell you what Mr M has been up too while I have been slaving away in the garden.

When we emptied the furniture out of our holiday cottage, we could not even give the two little single beds away, so they ended up in our wood pile.
Every time I passed them, I thought they looked too good to chop up for fire wood.

2 bed ends from one bed.
added sides.
Now a seat
So having trawled the internet, this is what we came up with. 

As yet unfinished, (rain has stopped play) and then a nice new coat of chalk paint and possibly a polished seat. I know a nice spot in the garden where I think it will look great.
Watch this space.:0)

Keep safe and keep stitching.........................Doti


  1. Love the seats, surprising what we can create with a bit of imagination.

  2. Hello Doti! Our weather has been the same.... lots of sunshine followed by a lot of rain.... still the bedding plants I put in are enjoying the watering!! Love your quarter log cabin blocks and the start of your triangles quilt! What a great use of the discarded bed... I think the bench seat looks great! It will look lovely in your garden! Enjoy the rest of your week! Christine x


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