Wednesday, 23 January 2013

WOYWW 190

Here we go again, it's Wednesday and the round of noseyness begins!
and this is what is on my work desk this morning!  Now, you have to admit, it's not often, (if ever) that you have seen a sewing machine sitting there!!  It all started with WOYWW last week when I visited Jo of Jozart and read about a new venture she wanted help with making quilts.
So I made her a raggedy quilt. I sort of jumped the gun and started because the sewing machine and 'stuff' needs to be packed in the next couple of weeks, so it was a window of opportunity and I took it. Then she got the new blog for the enterprise up and running called LillyBo Quilts and I read the full instructions... a bag for the quilt to be carried back and forth to hospital for treatments... LOL... a rectangle was one thing.... a bag was another!!  So I put my thinking cap on and reduced the panic by saying it was just a couple more rectangles... with handles!! :)
and so a bag was born... ;)
and would you believe it... the quilt even fits inside!!  I know, I surprise myself sometimes!
Have a lovely Wednesday, I am off out in the snow to figure out why my heating hasn't come on... the house is freezing... 

50 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Love the colors of your quilt and I am sure it feels so lovely and will keep someone lovely and warm. Love your bag too so clever.
    Sandy :) #29

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  2. just gorgeous colours! my sister-in-law made us all quilts when we left the states - they're real treasures to keep for generations...
    love how it fits in the bag!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 5

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  3. Oh my word, both the bag and the quilt (and how quick were you, out of necessity!) are stunning!! Anyone would be proud to use it and I hope it gives joy to someone soon. Helen, 9

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  4. great looking bag and quilt! I think it is awesome you and Jo are doing these quilts! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

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  5. It will be such a special treasure for one of the children and will be the first one finished too! Well done for making it whilst you are busy packing and the bag too is super! Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing it for real. Thanks for the shout out!
    Love Jo x

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  6. Oh wow the bag looks fab Annette. Well done you for getting it all completed so soon.....I'm still at the sorting fabric into colours stage :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #47

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  7. Never again can you say "I can't sew" you can only say "I'm a quilter!" Welcome to the world of fabric stash and just popping into the fabric shops because they are bound to have something I desperately need!
    The bag is really good and the quilt is excellent.

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  8. Good morning.
    Just popping over to say Hi. I hope you have a good and creative week to follow. Now that quilt is just fabulous I think the raggedy style is brilliant! And a bag too. WOW!
    Neil#17

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  9. Loving the autumnal colours......every time i see a sewing project i say I must get to grips with the one I bought......one day


    Frankiesue #81

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  10. Both bag and quilt are beautiful.
    Sandra @67

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  11. The quilt is beautiful, and well done you for being so quick off the mark. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

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  12. gorgeous quilt when my mum returns from her month in new zealand im gunna get her to show me how to use her machine and do my bit {if i can sew straight!}

    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #45
    craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh Annette that's fantastic and a bag for it to go in!

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  14. WOW WOW WOW both the quilt and bag are STUNNING I love them
    Thank you for sharing
    Ria #92

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  15. What a fab job you have made of all of it!! I am sure it will be loved and well used. x Jo

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  16. That quilt is stunning! LOVE the warm wonderful colours and I could be quite happy cuddled up under that. Bet it's warm as can be. Well done you and Happy WOYWW

    MA (11)

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  17. Oh I love your raggedy quilt and the bag is brilliant! But I do like how you're only off out to fix the heating AFTER you'd sat in the cold and blogged! Oh the things we do for WOYWW!

    Hugs
    Brenda 105

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  18. What a talented crafter you are. I wouldn't know the first thing about quilting.
    The colours make you feel warm just looking at them.
    To top that off you even made a bag too.
    I can see a huge smile at the end of this quilts journey.
    WELL DONE YOU XXX
    Regards,
    Nelle xx #89

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  19. Well done on the sewing and so worthwhile too. Hope the snow is not causing you too many problems, just think of all that lovely sunshine you will soon be going to.
    Hugs, Neet 4 (thanks for the visit) xx

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  20. Gosh! Didn't you get off the starting block early!! Gorgeous quilt there too love the colours. I have made bags using this technique and am due to do another workshop too. Love them!
    Can you pack me up with your stuff and take me with you please?
    Hugs
    xx

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  21. ooh your bag and quilt are gorgeous! Have a fab week and stay warm! xx#118

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  22. Kudos to you for making such a cute quilt and he matching bag, you did an awesome job on both, and for such a good cause too! Thanks for visiting my desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  23. You NEVER surprise me. You are chock full of talent and you don't seem to know it. I love the raggedy quilt so much..and the fact that it's already done..packers or not, I'm still jsut talking about mine!!

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  24. I cannot believe the Madame who told me - told ME - to measure did it on spec and got the measurements right, so you see,
    you can
    chuck out the ruler/tape measure and do it by eye

    A Craft goddess you are.....that's no surprise

    dxxx 54

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  25. That is a gorgeous quilt and the bag doesn't look homemade, it's brilliant!

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  26. Love the colours and the quilt
    Your bag is fab
    Thanks for visiting my desk hope to show you the plan next week
    Jackie16

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  27. I love the way you just went for it...that's how I do all my crafting....actually pretty much how I live my life!!! Have a go, most times it works out...and the failures..ah well, I don't think about them. And I love the way that the quilt just fits nicely into the bag...that was Fate saying it was meant to be ;)
    Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

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  28. Love the raggedy quilt - sure someone will love it too ! Thanks for coming by earlier ! Ali #19

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  29. Gorgeous quilt and the bad is just the icing on the cake. Thanks for stopping by BJ#27

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  30. Oops bad should have read BAG - Silly me. Far to intent on following the link and seeing what you are all up to. Might have to get my sewing maching out too. BJ

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  31. Hi Annette,

    That quilt is fabulous - the colours are a real lift and you've done it quickly too. The bag looks very smart, so well done on doing the 'head trick' on yourself. They're the smartest rectangles in town.

    Cheers,
    Ros. #3

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  32. A lovely bright quilt, just the thing to bring comfort. When do you actually set off for Oz and is it for good? Hope all goes well for you. Thank you for your visit today and have a good week. xx Maggie #20

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  33. That quilt is brilliant! You should be very very proud of that! And the bag is fab, what a great thing to make for someone, love it. I feel like I want to drag my machine out now too! Have a great week.
    Lavinia 98#
    x

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  34. Lovely autumn colours on the quilt. Hope your move goes well. We've been in South Australia for three and a half years now. Still haven't got used to the topsy-turvey seasons :)

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  35. What a great ensamble! Your quilt looks so cozy and warm too! Happy WOYWW!
    ♥ Sue Kment

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  36. How special is this. WOW love the quilt design and the idea of the bag..super. Thanks for stopping by, it really looks like you've enjoyed this little project.
    Happy WOYWW and Enjoy the week

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  37. Someone is going to feel very lucky to have that beautiful quilt and amazing bag. Clearly you should now make more bags.

    Thank you for stopping by and being lovely.
    Cheers, Rachel.

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  38. Back again, yes the hand knitted socks are thicker than ordinary ones, I have some shoes I can wear them with and others that I can't. Hubby wears his as house socks in place of slippers but not outside with shoes as he finds them too bulky.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  39. Thank you for your kindness, Clair got the best news :)

    Hugs


    Sheilagh

    Love that quilt it is gorgeous xxx

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  40. Hi Annette...thanks for sharing your crafty desk...you have been busy with that sewing machine...love your raggedy quilt and beautiful bag...hugs kath xxx

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  41. Gorgeous quilt and bag! My mum makes these 'scrap bags'... using end-of-roll and remnant fabrics - and they are GORGEOUS too - trouble is that I want to own so many because there are some beautiful colours used. Hope your Wednesday was fab and started getting warmer indoors... if the heating stops working in my house I kick a radiator, shout at the thermostat and then go and sulk under a blanket until Hubby comes home. None of which works, I ight add :)
    Bubbles #22

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  42. ...and i thought the quilt was amazing in the last post...and now I see a bag too!!
    not playing WOYWW this week, just popping into some of my fav desks
    caroline

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  43. Hullo there Annette,
    Well first time able to get in here and do some blog hopping!
    Some lovely work going on here, you are so modest that is one amazing quilt and bag - it will cheer someone up!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #58

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  44. What a lovely idea. And your quilt is amazing. You are so generous. Thank you for sharing your project.
    :-) April #110

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  45. Doing a belated skip around the WOYWW posts!

    What a fantastic project - someone will be thrilled to receive your bag and quilt. I'm always in awe of people who can make fabric projects like these.. I suck at fabric crafts! :lol:

    Ali #77

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  46. Love the quilt AND the bag.
    Very late this week. Sorry.
    Lori #129

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  47. Your sewing is fabulous, thanks for sharing. x

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  48. Just look at you go!!! Brilliant job! And I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated too! You rock!

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