Friday, 24 February 2017

Snow No Show

Another self imposed deadline passed yesterday. Storm Doris came and went. We in Belfast were feeling rather windy but missed the snow in Glasgow and Scotland, our near neighbours. Great - a reprieve! Is that the snow gone for the year? Am I safe until next year?

You see, it is a matter of pride that Snowflake Shimmer is finished before the snow comes. If the snow doesn't come, well its not my fault. This hasn't been my longest finish by far, but I would like to be finished before snow comes. And really, a quilt a long should be finished within an approximation of the time of the quilt a long.

So what is the state of play as of today? As I'm not linking up with TGIF Friday, I'm once again linking this quilt with Myra of Busy Hands Quilts and her Nearly Finished Friday.

The main cross hatch quilting is all finished. (I spotted a little today I missed but we will fold that bit over!).

I have trimmed the edges, all it makes a little more respectable looking.
Most of the threads on the top from the cross hatch are sewn in.
I have a little blue quilting on the snowflakes still to finish.

 My pfaff was puffing at this, I need to get some bigger needles, or hand stitch the remainder.

The binding is on. I like to hand stitch the back, and plenty of threads to sew in here too.

The white squares will be embroidered. They will be done in white perle cotton at leisure. In other words, whilst snuggling under the quilt watching tv.

And there we have it. Or rather we don't.

My other almost finish is my green aran sweater. To be more precise my daughter's green aran hoodie cardigan. As of this afternoon the knitting is all finished!!! Ta da! Even the dreaded bands, 122 stitches each side.

 The sewing is a daylight hours only jobbie. I'm afraid I left it too late to get a photo, so here's a photo from earlier. After all, the other sleeve is just the same! I'm feeling very proud of this so far, I feel a real sense of achievement with this.

Sewing time is difficult some days at the minute. I have got a few more grey squares stitched, but they are just more of the same. I'll keep you in suspense here.

There's still lots more to blog about though, a visit to #unravel2017 and yarnfest, another 1hr basket made by myself, another 1hr basket made by Mrs M, bee squares for Bee Blessed and bee squares for beeabee2017. I'm not in any bees this year,  honestly, I'm just sort of joining in a bee as it happened to be passing. And, oh yes, I have nearly finished a baby aran. I have been knitting this whilst visiting my dad. Horrible wool but lovely wee pattern and hopefully a lovely cardigan, just the sleeves and hood or collar to finish.

I nearly forgot - The New Quilters Blog Hop is on the go again this year. Great fun, I can thoroughly recommend it. Check out Yvonne or Beth for details if that's what you are, a new quilter of less than 3 years.

Helen x
linking up with Busy Hands Quilts and Myra

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Getting A Move On

I set myself two main targets for my selfish sewing this year. A quilt for myself and a quilt for my daughter. Both were going to use grey as a main colour. Is a grey a colour?

Talking with my scrapbooking friends, I love grey, they mostly hate grey. We all wear themed colour t shirts for our weekends away, I suggested grey for Halloween. (we plan these things in advance!)
It was a no go, even though there are apparently 50 shades of grey! Or so I been told, I have no personal knowledge of this book, or the follow ups. Having worked in a library, it was amazing the number of seemingly "respectable" ladies, mostly older, who returned it, said it was filthy, offensive and oh so rude and then ordered the next one! One lady in her 80s commented she wished she had read this when her husband was alive .... You think you know some people .....

Back to the subject in hand. I had ordered my stash of grey from The Village Haberdashery, an assortment of shades in varying amounts. I was dipping into it regularly  for "my" project. As my pile of cotton and steel and grey half square triangles got bigger, the yardage  of greys for my daughter's quilt got less. So, tonight, I decided it was time to cut up the grey. 

We got through it relatively unscathed. I needed 4" and 4 1/2" squares. I had enough except for one shade of grey where I am 9 x 4" short. Not to worry. Its a chance to buy a little more. Its always fun to go online shopping. My grey squares are all bagged up waiting for me .....

The pile of 213 grey and cotton and steel squares waits for trimming.

I still have a pile of cotton and steel strips to wait for subdivision and pairing up with the grey.

I'm hoping I have enough grey left to work it out. I have no idea how many squares I will need for my double bed quilt.
5" squares made into hst squares
lets say that makes 4 1/2" squares
80" quilt needs 20 squares a row?
20 squares across by 20 rows down = 400 squares
I am about half way already?
Those with an EQ7 computer program or a mathematical mind would have that worked out in a jiffy. Me? I will plod on and hope it all works out. It usually does.

So, I haven't linked up with Beth and her Main Crush Monday for a while. I suppose I will have to say this week I'm crushing on grey. All 6 shades that I have anyway.

Helen x
linking up with Beth, Cooking Up Quilts and her Main Crush Monday

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Mrs M and the 1hr Basket

This is Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.  As I am on multifaceted diet, food, fabric, fun and fizz, there hasn't been much to report since the New Year, apart from the essential 50 shades of grey previously reported on. They were essential, absolutely essential. But you know, you have to break free every now and again.

Yesterday I spent the day with my friend Mrs M. I have previously referred to her as Miss A, Mrs M is her true title. You may remember Mrs M has recently returned to sewing, her last sewing was probably in her schooldays. A year ago, Mrs M took the plunge and bought a sewing machine and has leapt on in leaps and bounds. To celebrate her first anniversary we had a sewing day. Of course, this had to incorporate a little shopping. We went to Windmill Fabrics in Saintfield and this is what I came away with.

The dark grey I really needed. I did. I was about to order it online but was baulking at the p&p for such a small amount of fabric. It was a false economy not to have bought it with my greys. The blue is a snip at any price. A metre for a snip at £7. That's about us$10. Fabric is expensive here. Mrs M bought too, but I forgot to photograph her buys.

The knitting needles? Well. I dream of having sexy carbon needles. I have two sets of dpn for knitting socks. My not so local wool shop doesn't sell carbon circular needles. I have ordered online, the first set snapped when I took them out of the packet! The second set, arrived last week are far too short. I forgot that the measurement isn't just the string but includes the actual needle length. So, these are boring metal but they are what I need. I dream on. It can't be too much to ask, can it? A carbon circular needle, not too long, not too short for knitting hats and mitts.

The other little bit of stash this week is a little itty bit of wool. Some more Paintbox Aran yarn from It doesn't count when its a different genre does it? With my recent successes in the hat and mitt department, I thought I would knit some more. It may not look it, but there is a plan and a method here. There was also a carbon circular needle with this order. We won't talk about that, see above.

Stash out this week was the 1hr basket Mrs M and I made jointly. The outer blue flower is fabric from my stash, at least 15 years old. The blue spotty lining was part of Mrs M's purchase.  I did the cutting  and Mrs M did the sewing. Doesn't it look well? I think there may be more than one basket in the offing. Does it sound sexist if I say the "menfolk" in time honoured tradition went to the pub to watch the rugby? It really wasn't sexist in any way. We did our thing, they did their thing, and brought home a curry for dinner. Usually I would be watching the rugby too. At least when Ireland lost yesterday to Scotland, I had something to show for my afternoon! 

In case you are interested, the 1hr basket is a free download from Craftsy. My first took me all afternoon, this collaboration was my third. It took Mrs M and me 1 hr 20 mins, and that included tea and biscuits.
Helen x

Saturday, 28 January 2017

DrEAMi! Moments

What is a DrEAMi! Moment? I must admit I had no idea. I was told it is when you get a squirrel moment. I must admit I still had no idea. I just knew that if Sandra and Tish were promoting this, I would like it.

Apparently a squirrel moment is when you come across something totally unexpected, and think I must do that, I want that. To Quote, "Snagged By A Squirrel Kind of Mayhem", like when the dog decides he's chasing that squirrel.


Isn't Sandra's button really cool? I can't link up the button, so my link is through the word (duh), hope that's ok Sandra ... You can also check up the link ups through instagram  #dreamimoment

By total coincidence I read about this one day and was still tying to understand the squirrel metaphor when I came across Katy's #supersizeeconomyblockalong and I had my DrEAMi! moment. I saw her blocks and all of a sudden I knew I had to do this, and I had exactly the right fabrics waiting to do it with.

Two years ago, Christmas 2014, my daughter in law, then son's girlfriend got me the most amazing present. I knew it was the most amazing spot on  personal present when I described it in work and got "the Look". You know "the Look". The Look that says, she got you a year's subscription for fabric? So they send you lots of little bits of fabric over the year? And you're pleased with that? And you don't know what this fabric is?  That Look.

Meantime these 144 pieces of fabric mounted up in a drawer. I was never sure what I would I do with them, but I knew I would do something, and it would be as a collection. A couple of weeks ago I had THAT moment and I posted on my Sunday Stash that I was going to use them. That was my DrEAMi Moment, and the first link up was the end of January, link here

The Japanese fabric swatches are mostly child centred/ adult whimsical. They all have that Japanese cuteness that is in vogue, some are kokka and some aren't. They are 5" squares, charm squares and I decided to go with a bold spot to make up to make up the inner square to roughly 7 /15". Well, they aren't all spotty, and I do have loads of spots, but some are related to spots.

The outer squares bring them up to about 11 1/5" or so. For these I am using solids, mostly bold solids, pale where appropriate.

So far I have 11 completed blocks and four nearly completed. That's ok.

This is a slow sewing project. My leader and ender project, I love that phrase. I had planned two major projects for this year. This sort of snuck in when I wasn't looking. I suppose that's exactly what a squirrel project is. Instead of my squirrel rushing through life, my squirrel is rather statesmanlike, the elder forefather in squirrel land. That's ok, the rush was in the concept not the execution of this plan.

I know my squirrel will amuse me. I may even amuse my squirrel.
No squirrels were harmed in the writing of this blogpost, elderly or otherwise.

Helen x
linking up with Musings of a Menopausal Melon

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Not Quite Finished Quilt

Its not quite finished, but we are getting there.  I laid my Snowflake Shimmer quilt out to see how the quilting was going, and I am so nearly there.

 Two sections of blue to finish the cross hatching, and one only a little, well not too much. Some of the fiddly blue intersections to finish. Two pale aqua sections to straight line. The white squares to quilt, I am thinking hand quilting/embroidery here. And the binding to do. Nearly finished.

In that halcyon time after lunch, its either snooze, read or sew, I sneaked off to "tidy" my room.

I finished the cross hatching at one end and made a start on finishing the other end. I have used up my second spool of variegated thread for quilting. I'm hoping the third partly spool will be enough.

 I also did a little of the dark blue offsets. I'm not sure how many of those I still have to do, I tend to do a bit when I come across them, the quilt is under the needle facing the right direction. You see, the plan is there is no plan. It happens as it happens, sort of.

One day I will tease the quilt from under the needle, hoich it round the table, looking for the next bit to quilt. And you know what, it will all be finished.  Soon. I'm afraid all these photos are before today rather than after today. Because,

All too soon my helper, chief cook and bottle washer since retirement, substituted my mug of luke warm coffee for a glass of room temperature Californian red wine.  Drinking whilst operating machinery? Do I need a licence for that? Is there a law against that? Is there really a quilt police anyway? Before I had the chance to find all these things out, it was time to go sit by the fire to watch the USA presidential inauguration.   Hello green aran knitting, goodbye Snowflake Shimmer. I'm up to the armholes now on the back, sleeves next then lastly the hood. I can't believe its gone so well, I shouldn't perhaps count my chickens! Cluck cluck.

This week for the first time I am linking up with Busy Hands Quilts and Myra for the Finished Or Not Friday link. Thanks for the heads up Sandra.
Helen x
linking up with Finished Or Not Friday, with Busy Hands

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Two Needles Versus One Needle

These last few months I have been spending more time with two needles rather than one. I have fallen in love with knitting again and alluded to this from time to time, but been a bit low on the blogging. You see, I don't think my knitting blogging is as interesting as my sewing blogging. Some disinterested person, male, definitely male, may have said in the past "don't show that bit of wool on those needles, show me something I can recognise."  Which kind of sums up photos of knitting on needles. Mind you  I suppose you could say the same for photos of fabric!

Anyhow, I started knitting again with the hitchhikers shawl knit a long I and two others, Ali from Creations of Crazy Dazy and  Lorraine who doesn't blog, did in the autumn. Blogged about here. I loved both the community knitting and the actual process, but mine seems a little skimpy compared to the others and I did have rather a lot of wool left.

Next up I knitted this hat and gloves for my daughter. I was on a girly weekend in Derry and bought a ball of tweed aran in a lovely little wool shop. I knitted gloves, and ran out of wool just before the end. Of course that was the last ball the shop had, which was I could only buy one. In hindsight the wool was still full price, usually reduced by that stage. I was able to buy two extra balls online, much cheaper, that old conundrum again.

With the extra wool I was able to knit a hat, the deep cuff hat from Purl Soho, a free pattern from the shop website. As we all have little heads, and the hat was one size fit all, I made it an inch or so shorter. Pom poms are in vogue so of course I made a pom pom which is fun.

Well, she loves the gloves and her hat, but the hat is still a little big with a big heavy pom pom on the top which wobbles about! The jury is still out as whether to remove the pom pom or not.

Next up was a request, a hat and gloves for the daughter's school friend. They met on the first day of senior school and have been friends ever since. In red aran this time. The hat is the same hat, still an inch smaller and no pom pom this time. The gloves are a free pattern by tin can knits on ravelry.

Feeling the love, I felt inspired to knit a whole hooded cardigan! In aran! Easy when you know how but daunting when you haven't done this for years. The pattern, supplied by a work friend was approved, the wool chosen online was approved (I couldn't get any non itchy aran in the right colour locally) and away we went. Actually a heads up here to the wool company, Love Knitting, the wool arrived very quickly and was a great price with the new customer discount. This time I learned my lesson and bought extra. The wool is an aran wool by Paintbox and I love it.

So far I have knitted the two fronts, and up to the armholes, nearly, on the back and no major hitches. Though there may be a first section of knitting set aside for a future hot water bottle cover if the wool holds out! So excuse the bit of wool hanging on the needles photo, hopefully I will have a proper photo to show you soon.

Helen x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Little New Year Splurge

Yesterday I went on a bus run to a shopping outlet with 16 others and it took nearly 3 1/2 hours to get there, and 3 1/2 hours to come home. I bought one small Kipling bag, he does make exceedingly good bags.

On New Year's Day, I  bought all this lovely fabric without leaving the comfort of my own sofa. And its practically shopping local,  from The Village Haberdashery in Hampstead, London.

I have 2 major projects planned for this spring, as mentioned before. A cotton and steel quiltalong with Sue. #helensuecottonandsteelquiltalong and the other is a #houndstoothquilt from Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine, designed by justjudedesigns,  These greys will form the basis of both quilts and I feel irrationally excited to have them.  The purples are for contrast in the houndstooth quilt.

I dare say some of this stash may well find its way into #supersizeeconomy quilt I am making too as a leader/ender project  (I love that phrase, it is my new buzz word. Teach the parrot a new word and he uses it all the time). I am also coasting along with  the very lovely Molli Sparkles Honey Pot Bee . The Bee that's not a bee. I'm just finishing my first block and will be keeping these greys in mind for future blocks.

Now I have bought and stashed my stash, I can continue with my aim of "sustainability" this year! I will be trying to use only the fabric I already have, in a sustainable way. In this frame of mind, I passed a lot of fabric and magazines to my neighbour. Mrs S is so involved with the WI (Women's Institute) as to be practically immersed. They have a crafting weekend in the spring and I hope my fabric cast offs will be loved, oohed and aahed over or at least cut up and made useful.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Finish A Long, 1st Quarter, 2017

Following on from my 100% success rate last quarter, (Whoop! Whoop!)  I draw up this list with great optimism.

You may recognise a few old favourites here.

1 Snowflake Shimmer Quilt
This isn't so much an UFO but a WIP which is a little behind schedule. The beginning of December, for house guests. Not finished. Christmas. Again not finished. The First Snow, well, we had a few flurries today. Still not finished. I have a little cross hatched quilting on the dark blue to finish, straight line quilting on two of the mid blue stars, and the white squares. And of course binding.
Mmm, just started snowing again, better get cracking.

2 Red Plus Square Quilt
This is my Stash Bee quilt for 2016, we don't really include Bee quilts here unless there has been some progress. Well, there has. I have cut  the blocks into quarters. There has been a change of tack here, instead of calm and collected it is going improve. So, the blocks are cut down the middle of the red plus and restitched together. Before and after photo. I think this will liven things up a little, I might even attack the corners too.

3 Green Aran Cardigan
I have recently been knitting again, a useful whilst sitting with my Dad. I have the two fronts knitted and the back begun of this hoodie for my daughter. It would be nice to have it finished before the good weather comes in. That probably gives me a get out until next September!

4 Green Socks
I must be in a green phase. I forgot I had started these socks last year. Should really finish them.

5 Liberty EPP hexies. This is an ongoing project, a life's work I think. I'm happy just to add to it, but this will help spur me on.

6 Medallion Quilt
There's really not much likelihood of this being finished. Its all wrong. The maths is completely screwed up in the last two rounds and I don't have enough dark red fabrics anyway. I will have to take it back a round or two, to the centre medallion maybe? I will certainly have to brighten it up. This photo was before it all went pear shaped.

7 Liberty Skirt
I started making this skirt last year from Liberty Fabric, all went well until I realised the waistband was a two tier waistband. Why? Why would they do that? Its really only a matter of taking a waistband pattern from another pattern, and then adding the zip, and the lining and the hem. I think if I get that far, I might get the hem sewn professionally. That's allowed, isn't it?

8 Cross Stitch
This is my ringer. The little something I slip in when nobody is looking. The daughter has discovered her "thing". Cross stitch, she loves it and is really good at it. I dug out my old cross stitches and found this very grubby unfinished kit. What's to do? Throw it out as it is..... finish it and put it where .......... keep it on this list for a few quarters ......... put it back in the newly cleared roofspace where it came from.


So, a manageable list I think. I haven't included my current wip, my Cotton & Steel project or my houndstooth project. They haven't progressed beyond the cutting stage yet.   And my supersized economy squares, well they are too current too, I only started it last week. I have to save something for the 2nd quarter!

Helen x
linking up with Just Jude Designs
updated blog post to include photo of worked on bee blocks

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Sunday Stash, The First of 2017

The first link up of 2017 with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash and for me "stash out" is of more interest this week, so for the first week in the New Year, I will roll head over heels, or for those of you who are a little more earthy, arse over tit and start with "stash out" first.

Two Christmases ago the divine Mrs C, then Ms C, found her way to my heart with her fantastic present to me. She enrolled me in the Japanese Swatch Club with the Eternal Maker in Chichester, England. She had me at that. Every month I received two boards with generally 6 fabric swatches from their Japanese collection. These swatches were 5" square and made up of a variety of fabrics and styles. Some echino fabric, some kokka, some laminate or voile. This was such a treat, I was sorry when the year ended and knew I wanted to use these squares as a collection but wasn't sure how.

This weekend, I had one of those Eureka moments. Katy from The Littlest Thistle asked who wanted to join her in a #supersizedeconomyblockalong on instagram. This is my moment, the perfect vehicle for all, or most of these swatches. Katy is using a 6 1/2" centre block, mine is obviously 5" so are nearly but not quite supersized, finishing up at about 11".

I have decided to make this all from stash. That's the feel good, virtuous New Year part. I'm going with a spot, I do have a lot of spot fabrics, for the inner triangles. If not a spot, then a square or a squiggle. The spot will hopefully pick up on one of the lesser colours in the swatch. The outer triangles will be a solid, all forming multi coloured squares where they join up.

Well, that's all I will tell you for now. I don't want to give away my stories in one swoop. However, you may be right in noticing the orange and purple blocks are slightly smaller. They were the first to be made.

Now "stash in". Oops I peaked too early. I was saving up my Cotton & Steel fabric box from Craftsy for today, but I blogged about it this week, spoiling my first link up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash link up. Well, life's tough, I'll just blog it again, without apology.

Christmas seems to be a theme this week.

My stateside son, with only a little prompting, ordered me the second (and my second) Cotton & Steel fq box. I had told him it was a great bargain, true (I hope he got it in the Craftsy sale, I didn't ask), I told him I would love it, true, I told him it was ever so neatly packaged, true, and lastly I told him it wouldn't take up much room in his case, well sort of true. He did say it was heavier than he thought, but, hey, he's a travelling light kind of guy. And 10 metres of fabric can't be that heavy.

The other fabric in over the Christmas period was this Moda Scrap Bag, from my other son and daughter in law, also mentioned last week. I suspect my daughter in law may have had more input into this than my son. I have heard of these scrap bags, and really it does what it says on the tin. It is a bag, and in the bag are scraps. The scraps are width of fabric and most of them contain a selvedge. I have a plan for this, but it will remain a plan for a little longer. It will incorporate these lovely selvedges, I do know that.

So, that's it for now. It's good to get back to blog reading and writing after the holiday break and retrospectives. See you again soon.

Helen x
linking up with Molli Sparkles Stash Sunday

Friday, 6 January 2017

MQI Christmas Swap 2016

This Christmas I had a new experience. I moderated, jointly, not all on my own, the MQI Christmas Swap 2016. (Modern Quilt Ireland). This time last year volunteers were being sought to update the MQI blog, the FB page, be a bee organiser. Now, my organisational and techy skills are such that I wouldn't inflict myself on anybody, but I did say I could rattle off a few emails to people or write a book review.

All of a sudden it was September and I saw I had volunteered to help coordinate  the Christmas swap. Cue momentary panic, but life is all about new challenges and pushing the boundaries.

I must admit, I couldn't have had a cushier introduction. There were about 20 participants and Ruth from Ben and Charley Crafty Corner led the way. We had about ten people each and I couldn't have been luckier. Everybody was way ahead of the game. In fact I was probably near the last to finish my project and post pictures.  What also made it lovely was I felt I already "knew" most in my group, either through previous bees, swaps or instagram. And the couple of people who were new to me, turned out to be lovely too. What a nice community this is!

 As is the norm, we each made a mosaic of our inspirations and posted  on instagram.  No point in making somebody a velvet flowery notebook if they absolutely loathe velvet and flowers. The swap was of course a secret swap. We posted progress photos without identifying the recipient.

But what did we make you ask?

Oh yes, it was a covered notebook, and a little extra, maybe a Christmas decoration.

This is what I made for Marion.

My notebook was from IKEA, sized A5. I used some kona grey as a background and added Liberty along the spine, creeping towards the edges. I was tempted to use kona white, but thought it was too impractical. I also fancied adding some embroidery to the front but in all honesty couldn't think of anything that would work! So, I added an additional stripe of Liberty.

I faced the inside covers with a soft brown peacock Liberty.

Previous years I have sewn a primitive style tree decoration but I tried it several times yet it was just too primitive. Trying to keep the rustic shape of a tree, I kept trimming a little off. It became like a child's fringe, way too crooked and far too high. In the end I cut my losses and made Marion a mini mini quilt, or a coaster from Liberty fabrics. I included a few strips of Liberty fabric as well.

And what did I receive? I was so delighted to receive this from Lorraine.
All beautifully tied together with ribbon.

 My notebook is linen and Liberty! Do you guess yet I love Liberty fabric?  And Lorraine's embroidery, as you can see, was very successful! She has raw appliqued and embroidered ME!

 And I'm holding a book, and thinking about books. Lorraine has been attentive - when I record my "books read" on instagram, I use the hashtag #bookishhelen. This means I can search under the # and see the list of books I have read this year. In 2016 it was 56 in case you are interested.

And not only was Lorraine spot on with her book, but she very generously included a pouch for me, again in Liberty and linen. I love it so much too. I think she may have realised that by now.

Rather scarily that has been my 4th MQI Christmas Swap and I look forward to next year's. Bring it on.
Helen x
linking up with Finish It Up Friday and Crazy Mom Quilts, taking a slight liberty here, finished but not previously blogged about. 

Thursday, 5 January 2017

4th Qtr FAL 2016

Well this could be the last time
This could be the last time
Maybe the last time
I don't know. Oh no.

With thanks to The Rolling Stones, they can say it better than me. This will be the last time, maybe the last time, I will inflict photos of the #behemoth, aka Coulter Wedding Quilt, on you. I don't know.

I am showing these photos again because its time to celebrate. It is the end of the last quarter of the Finish A Long in 2016. For the unknowing this happens four times a year. Each quarter we sign up our intention to finish up our works in process, wip,  my Qtr 3 FAL link is here Some lists are very long, some lists short and concise. At the end of the quarter we post our progress and walk the walk of shame.

And did I mention there are great prizes up for grabs?

And this quarter I have a 100% success record!!!! Can I have a whoop whoop please? I only listed the #behemoth last quarter. This was to stop any more unnecessary self imposed pressure, I needed and wanted to finish this by year end. And so here is my final list for the 4th Qtr FAL 2016.

1. #behemoth, the quilt formerly known as the #coulterweddingquilt, previously linked up here

And before we leave this, some more photos of us trying unsuccessfully to artistically drape the quilt over a rock in the wind on the County Antrim coast.

Thank you to everybody for the encouragement to finish this, it was fun and thankfully the happy couple are delighted.

Helen x
linking up with Archie The Wonder Dog, my facilitator in the link up and personal knitting coach!