Wednesday, 1 January 2014

WOYWW 239 - Happy New Year

Hello there!

Happy New Year to you all!!

I want to join in with WOYWW a little more this year as I did not seem to share very much on account of my dancing classes on Wednesday evenings so what better way than to start today.  For those of you who don't know what I am on about, crafters from across the globe show their desks and link up with the lovely Julia for the biggest blog hop every Wednesday.  So without further ado here is my desk.....

As you can see I am actually working on my second desk with my sewing machine and quilt in full swing.  In fact I spent yesterday piecing the back of this quilt and then tacking the three layers together with my tacking gun (great invention) and today I am going to be quilting it, just as soon as I find a thread in a colour I like and is still available to buy (the first one I chose is no longer available and I know I will need more than what I have).

Here is a little more of the quilt for you to see.....

Some of you may have seen this in the process of being put together some time ago.

Right then.  I have shown you mine now you show me yours!  And don't forget to pop HERE to see the Hostess.

Thanks for calling by.



Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey that quilt is gorgeous!! You'll have to bring your tacking gun when we next meet up, it sounds a great idea! Kyla has done a gorgeous quilt too, it's making me think I've got to start again!!
May 2014 be full of fun, laughter and crafty mayhem :-)
LLJ 29 xx

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh you are SEW clever Sam. The quilt looks gorgeous.

Happy WOYWW my friend. xxx

tilly said...

what a beautiful quilt......I like the colours, I am just starting a new one lol

Shaz Brooks said...

Happy New Year Hettie!Gorgeous quilt, I love the colours. Good luck in the hunt for thread- really annoying when stuff you love gets discontinued.Have a great Wednesday, Hugs, Shaz xx #31

Belinda Basson said...

Sadly, I have not received your card yet. I hope it is just a little delayed. I do love your quilt and really admire how much work goes into each of those little pieces. That must be nice and warm to work on now.

Helen said...

Wow, so beautiful!! Hope you find the right thread to stitch it. Happy New Year. Helen 17

Lea.H said...

happy new year - quilt looks lovely! Lx

Robyn said...

Beautiful colts and piecing !
Thanks for the snoop around and hope you find time to visit my place.
Happy New Year
Robyn 51

April Story said...

Your quilt is so pretty. I love the bright colors. Happy New Year
April #60

Karin said...

Fabulously stunning quilt.
Happy New Year
Karin #29

kay said...

Your quilt is looking fab x

Jo said...

What, two lucky lady! Wishing you all the very best for the New Year!
hugs Jo x

Peg Robinson said...

"Sew" pretty! Sorry in a puny mood today. Happy 2014 Peg R #26

fairy thoughts said...

love the blues and oranges on your quilt, I can see that the thread colour needs to be just right.... good luck.
After much nagging by the handyman I have finally put my sewing machine in the craft room.... not much room for it so don't know how long it will stay there :-)
Happy new year

Mrs A. said...

I couldn't possibly show you mine. It is stilll only in blocks 30 yrs down the line! Hugs Mrs A.

Karen Petitt said...

Cor and wow! I've never seen this before! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones (before I forget) lol! I have a lot of fabric from when we used to live in London and it is in a box under the bed - has been for more than 10 years - been wondering how difficult and fiddly it would be to make a patchwork quilt - will have to look at Youtube! Looking forward to seeing it finished, hope you've got the right thread xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very pretty, Sam! No one will ever be sad sitting under that happy quilt! I'm so impressed with your ability to do so many different crafts! Happy New Year! I look forward to getting to know even more about you in the coming year! Hugs, Darnell

tilly said...

Thanks for visiting me Hettie, I DO have a bag of 10 battery tea lights SOMEWHERE...... yes they will appear when I don't want them lol.

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Hettie. That quilt is just amazing - well done you!!!
As you can see by the fact I am writing this on a Thursday - I, too, don't get all my visiting done on a Wednesday - in fact, it's often the Monday or Tuesday of the following week before I get round... so don't fret - we all just do what we can.
Take care.
Have a great week.
Margaret #12

Kim said...

Happy New Year to you and Simon! So loving your quilt...great colors; so springlike (said in the midst of a blizzard..might get to leave work early)
Mike said not to be concerned mail hasn't arrived: he heard overseas parcels taking 4 weeks!
Hugs to you!

Tertia said...

That quilt looks amazing!
Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #21

Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year, Sam. Oh my, but that is a stunning quilt - it would take me forever to make anything half as beautiful. Good luck with finding the right colour of thread so that you can finish the quilting. Have a great week and a wonderful 2014. Hugs, Elizabeth x #79

Kyla said...

Happy New Year.

Love the quilt (I have just made my first one too)-I think you and/or Jan should do a teaching session at the next crop as I certainly need instruction on how to edge and quilt my jelly roll tops!!!

Hope we get to meet up soon

lisa said...

Happy New Year to you and Mr Hettie and all the chooks. I hope it brings you everything you could wish for.
Looks like you've been very busy there. Your quilt looks gorgeous, love the colours.
I hope to be around in WOYWW next week, got mixed up with the days...must be a senior moment!!
Hugs Lisax

Annie said...

Thanks for giving me the heads up Sam...your quilt is amazing. :-)
Annie x

Twiglet said...

I think you have foxed us old timers with your tacking gun Sam - never heard of one before. Sounds like a handy tool. Your quilt is sooooo lovely - well worth the effort involved I am sure. Happy New Year - all the best. x Jo