Wednesday, 19 June 2013

More tripping

We were in London last weekend to celebrate our eldest son's engagement, so there wasn't much in the way of sewing going on. Instead we mingled with the tourists at Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge, London
and enjoyed the view of London, Old and New, on our way across the bridge to brunch on the Sunday morning.


Old and New Towers London
So, there has been some frantic sewing going on since the weekend in an attempt to get the Scrappy Chevron quilt top finished in time for our son's visit home next weekend.


Quilt Top

Ta da! A finished quilt top. Fortunately after my previous post I found my rhythm with these blocks and there was much less unintentional seam ripping action with the last two rows than there was with the first three :)

Now all I need to do is back, baste, quilt and bind it before Sunday! There won't be much housework done around here in the next few days that is for sure :)

So that's my progress looking forward to seeing yours.


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21 comments:

  1. Housework should come waaaaay done the list. If you do it, it only has to be done again. Good luck with getting all that work done - it's going to look brilliant - doesn't it match the bridge nicely too:-)

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  2. This is fantastic! I love layout and colour contrasts. If I ever make another one, I'll copy your zigzag design!

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  3. Lovely quilt top. I just love the colors.

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  4. Your colors are fabulous! Your quilt top is wonderful. I can't imagine getting it done by Sunday (that's because I'm slow and let other things take precedence) but wish you the best!

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  5. It looks fantastic! It is going to be a great quilt. I agree with Catherine, housework never ends. Good luck with getting it finished.

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  6. We were in London last year it was wonderful. We had Tea at Harrods yumm.
    Love your quilt.

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  7. I think your quilt is very beautiful, and I completely agree about housework - it should come very low on a list of priorities! :)

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth, since I have taken up patchwork housework has been slipping down the list so much it rarely gets a look in until there is no alternative :)

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  8. You are going to be flat out getting it all done by Sunday, but you definitely have your priorities right. It looks fabulous!!!

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  9. sound like a fab weekend, and the quilt top looks fab, great design and so pleased blocks behaved eventually!!!

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  10. Ooh what an exciting weekend! So are you planning a wedding quilt already? ;)

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  11. Your quilt top is so cool! Never seen the chevron done that way. Love the colors.

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  12. Love the quilt esp with the way that you've laid out the blocks. Hope you enjoyed London (tho I think that the worst bit about the shard is that it spoils the view of the Tower!)

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  13. love this layout of the scrappy trip!! Your colors are awesome too. Quilting before housework- for SURE. :) Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  14. I'm sure your son will love his quilt. My son, when asked what colours would he like for a quilt, without skipping a beat said 'red, blue and grey, and green and black and white'. Why? I asked. 'Because they are Spiderman, Batman and Robin colours!' He's 3. I think I have a 4th birthday project lined up!

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    1. Sounds like you have a son who knows what he likes Bess, that will make life easy when you are fabric shopping :)

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    1. Thanks! I hope my son agrees with you :)

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  16. Interesting photo of the Tower Bridge I never knew it was partly painted in blue, in this photo it looks quiet beautiful, not dark and gloomy at all. Your quilt top is a stunner. Cheers Glenda

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  17. I suspect your son lives near my Aunt and Uncle, rather a handy place to stop in London :o)

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