Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Hi folks.  Here we are at another fun catch up day with all our crafty blogging friends from all over the world.  I love my snooping days and for those that would like to know more about what I'm talking about you can find all the information over at the Stamping Ground with our Queen of snoop, Julia.....just click on the link to find out more and join in if you're tempted. 

It's been another quality 'family together time' week again this week while I help and support Shell while she recovers from her surgery.  She's slowly getting there and will be able to manage her little twinnies again soon but for now we are really enjoying our special time together. So what I'm showing you this week is where Jo and I went on Saturday.

We booked on a quilting workshop a few weeks ago and as others could step in to help out with the twins over the weekend I managed a girly day out.  We enjoyed a morning's workshop at the Quilters Trading Post at Buerton Old School, Woore Road, Buerton, Cheshire and by the end of the morning this is what I'd made...

I'm rather pleased with mine and also really love how choosing different fabrics give such different results as you can see from this pic that I took of all the finished quilt blocks made by the others in the group...

Aren't they all lovely.  We had a fab day doing something we love in the company of really special friends so what more could we ask for?......well maybe being surrounded by all these gorgeous wall mounted quilts for stimulation helped....

Oh and having a room filled to capacity with the most amazing fabrics available for us to buy...if we wanted to [and of course who wouldn't?].

I think you should be able click on the pics to enlarge them but better than that if you are in the area it's well worth dropping in to check out the gorgeous fabrics yourself....and I dare you not to buy some yourself.  Here's the rainbow of fat quarters that I came home with [ an early birthday treat from my big sister...thanks Jo].

Don't you just love the gorgeous colours?  I'm really not certain what I will be making with it all but one thing is for sure and that is I will spend many happy hours stroking it all before using it  :-)

Thanks for calling by today.  If you leave me a message to let me know you've called by I will do my best to return the visit as soon as I get the chance.

Annie x


Helen said...

I am glad Shell is continuing to recover - but how wonderful that you and Jo got to go on that workshop - the results are staggering, and the fat quarters a true rainbow! Helen 5

jill said...

Such a beautiful piece of patch work. I love the colours. Happy woyww jill #24

Neet said...

Yes, stroking purchases is a familiar concept. Mine tends to be paper whereas yours is fabric.
Love the quilting you did, cannot imagine me achieving that result in a month of Sundays never mind a morning.
Hope Shell is soon back to full health, meanwhile enjoy those munchkins.
Hugs, Neet 14 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Having met you girly, I would have chosen the same fat quarters for you. Am so glad you've managed a day out and about - however special it is to be able to help out, it's hard to suppress the hankering for creativity now and then too!

Twiglet said...

I think I should put a link on my post to yours! Its fab. Didnt we have a great day. x

Julia Dunnit said...

I posted too soon - typical when I'm in a hurry - thinking too far ahead! Told Mr D I'd be at work by nine and I'm still in my PJs and it's 8.34!
Wanted to add my best wishes to Shell for a continuing uninterrupted recovery. Thank goodness you all live close enough to each other, amongst all the other 'thank goodnesses'!

Lisca said...

What a great day out! I've never been to Buerton but will have to put it on my list the next time I come to Cheshire. (Which I will as my sister and daughter live in Cheshire)
The quilts are gorgeous! Yours looks christmassy and very beautiful. Well done. I also like the fabric you have chosen. What are you going to do with that?
Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

OOOoh, that's a crescent of rainbowy fat quarter goodness! Love 'em and they're just 'you'! Have fun playing with that little lot!
Your quilting is gorgeous, so neat. I'm glad you and Jo had fun at the workshop. All the blocks look fab together :-)
Best wishes to Shell too, I'm glad she's recovering..
Hugs, LLJ 23 xx

lisa said...

It seems an age since I caught up with you Annie and you look as busy as always. Sorry to hear Shell has been under the weather and hope she is soon feeling recovered from her op.
Love your quilt and wow, look at all that fabric.
Hugs Lisax #31

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh!! Your quilt is already looking stunning!! BRAVO!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #21

Laura said...

Ooh look at the blocks, look at the quilts, look at the fabrics! I'm very good at buying fabric - less good at actually using it :)

Hettie said...

Lovely bit of quilting there. Great fabrics. Hoping Shell is feeling better. Not sure what joke is coming up on Friday and whether it is stitch splitting.
xx 43

Unknown said...

Glad you had a fun girly day! Love those colors. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #34

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, you made a lovely patchwork block - I love the colour combination you chose. It must have been like being in a sweetie shop ... the only that would stop me buying up the entire contents would be my bank balance :) Glad to see you are enjoying quality time with Shell and that she is recovering well. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #53

Anne said...

Hello Annie and I'm pleased to read that Shell is getting better all the time. The quilt is gorgeous and the fabrics you have chosen are gorgeous. Happy WOYWW Anne x #27

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Your block looks great and it's lovely to see them all together. That rainbow of fabric will make a fantastic project. Happy Wednesday to you xx

Fiona #66

Chrysalis said...

Glad you could take some quality time away from the childcare - much as you love them, you do need a break. I hope Shell continues to improve quickly. What a lovely WIP - the colours are gorgeous. Do show the finished project, won't you? Have a great week, Chris # 16

Mrs.D said...

Oh did you make that in one morning? It is gorgeous, I've always wanted to have a go at quilting.
Glad Shell is on the mend, but it is good that you can enjoy a special time with the twinnies.
Thanks for your super comments on my desk today.
Chris #20

fairy thoughts said...

Ooooooo er! yummy scrummy... trouble is when faced with all those gorgeous fabrics .... which to choose.
have a fabric stroke for me
janet @12

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous patchwork. Not sure I could use those fat quarters they are just toooo.... nice Lol!
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Annie, its great the Shelle is starting to feel better- takes a while to get back to 'normal' doesn't it?Fabulous quilts, really beautiful. Love the fabrics you came home with, glorious rainbow of colour! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #38 xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Happy WOYWW! Wow, what lovely quilting blocks! It's been a while since I did some quilting but if I had that room full of fabric I would still be tempted to buy!
Thank you for dropping by!
peggy aplSEEDS@3

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not playing, but stopped by to say HI and see how Shell is doing. So good you and that "much older sister" were able to get out and enjoy the day together.

I am in LOVE with that fabric in the bottom photo. It looks like something I might dye, but yours is far prettier than anything I could make.

See you Friday.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by. Hoping things your way work out for your daughters quick recovery too. Lovely, Lovely fabric. And I love the quilting too. Enjoy some good weather, lovely fall here today.

Shoshi said...

Oh what glorious quilts, and what fabulous fabrics, especially the last selection. I am droooooling!!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #37

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Annie. So glad you like my felting! Have you seen the posts I did after the WOYWW one? More felting! Yes, definitely get your rovings going - you'll have a lot of fun. And do share what you do!


glitterandglue said...

So glad your daughter is slowly recovering from her op. Take care!! What beautiful fabric you chose - I love it.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

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