20 March 2021

Waiting

I've cut my hair!! nothing drastic, not the layers just the back bit, about an inch, I couldn't stand it any longer. My daughter tidied up a few bits I couldn't see very well and it actually looks good, almost a new style.

My walk in wardrobe is getting awkward to walk into. On the floor are four bags of clothes and stuff waiting to go to a charity shop and three bags of quilts waiting to be collected by the Project Linus co-ordinator. There isn't anywhere else to put them without them getting in the way all the time. 

Lockdown has provided us with an opportunity to have a good sort out of things we no longer need. 
My daughter gives me items for charity shops, even my grandson has sorted out his clothes!

I finished the last quilt just before Christmas. Most of them were made using material and fleece left over from previous quilts. I did buy some new fleece for some of them. 

I'm a bit OCD about colours matching and co-ordinating, and themes, but a lot of the left over material was small amounts that wouldn't do this so I just had to go with what I had, but once they were sewn together I was pleased with the results.

This one above is just ok

I like this one

I just about had enough for this nautical/fish/shell theme with a few neutral whites to fill in.


I love this one, it's Mostly Disney characters - 101 Dalmations, Jungle Book, Bambi, Mickey Mouse and Dumbo, with a few Peter Rabbits. I spent a lot of time looking for more material to make quilts of each character, to no avail. But I think it's lovely and I'm sure there is a little girl or boy somewhere who will be happy to own it.

After making a Christmas quilt for my Aussie daughter I had some material left over but not enough
for another quilt so I bought some more, then I had too much! so I made this slightly larger one, it
has 7 squares across and 8 down instead of 7 x 7, and a small border on the top and bottom.

This is a favourite

And this one

This is number one favourite.
Made from strips, it's time consuming but very rewarding. After making this quilt I vowed I would never do a multiple backing again - that note to self didn't last long! This backing was much easier though.

It isn't a true square, it went a bit wonky. It started out well, I made a template from
a finished quilt and sewed the strips onto quilting paper starting with pinks 

then mauve, orange, green, yellow and blue, finishing with reds and a few left over pinks. It started going wonky about 3/4 of the way through but I just couldn't work out how to correct it.

This one reminds me of rhubarb and custard!

This is very pretty

Hopefully we will soon be out of lockdown and I can reclaim my walk in wardrobe! 

Be safe and well ~
Polly x

26 comments:

  1. My word what a wonderful array of quilts, you have been busy. I have scrolled up and down a few times and still can't decide on a favourite, each one has something outstanding about it. I have finally finished sorting through the wardrobes and like you know have bags everywhere waiting to be donated.

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    1. I think charity shops are going to be overwhelmed with donations!

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  2. I love the one with lots of colours and lots of diagonal strips. But they're all amazing.

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  3. I wouldn't dare to cut my hair as I would have to resort to my husband to tidy it up which would probably make it look even worse.
    You have been so busy, I am now wondering whatever I have achieved during lockdown, nothing in comparison to you. I have cleaned the house from top to bottom which took me an absolute age. I too like the diagonal one.

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    1. Cleaning the house is good. I don't like housework, particularly dusting and hoovering. I do like cleaning tiled areas - kitchen, bathroom, downstairs toilet because they look so shiny clean afterwards.

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  4. The quilts are all so lovely! It's hard to pick just one or two faves!

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  5. Wow. The colours are a feast for the eyes. Such beautiful work!

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  6. What magnificent work Polly!!
    I chopped 4 inches off last night!My hair that is:)

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    1. Thank you Monique. Well done with your hair, that took courage :-)

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  7. Wow! So many. I like the pink and purple one best, but they are all lovely.

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  8. Wow Polly! You have made so many quilts and each of them is a treasure! I love how cheerful and happy each of the designs is! Amazing when you are trying to put random sizes, colors and patterns together! It's truly a special art - one I'd love to know how to do, and so very kind hearted to do it for charity!

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    1. Thank you Jodi. I love doing them, I get toatlly absorbed :-)

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  9. Such nice quilts! It woudl be hard to pick a favorite. Glad your haircut turned out nice. Have a wonderful day.

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  10. Wow! That is a lot of quilts. So beautiful.

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  11. Loved your visit to my blog! And your quilts are beautiful-my fav is the diagonal one-super!

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  12. Your quilts are spectacular -- I'm really impressed. And well done on the hair. I don't know when I'll cut mine -- we'll have to see!

    I had to laugh about the piles of stuff in the closet. I'm the same in the garage. Productive but oh, don't you want it out?

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    1. Thank you Jeanie. My hair needs an overall trim now, the ends are beginning to look a bit ragged but I don't think I can tackle that myself!

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  13. Wow you've been busy! My Granddaughter would love the Disney one.

    I wish I could get my hair cut, I hate the way it makes me feel.

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    1. I never thought of you as a grandfather Joe. I'm desperate to get the rest of my hair cut now!

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