Wednesday, 22 February 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? #142

Thankyou for all the well wishes for my poorly boy last week. He is all better now and back to school, along with his sister. The house always seems so quiet, the first few days after a holiday, without them. I’m left at home with the mess!

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You can see the remains of my second breakfast, eaten at my desk while I had another look at how the quilt blocks go together.

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The book is by Pam and Nicky Lintott and there are some wonderful quilts in it. I decided to start with this fairly straightforward design, which I think will work just as well with the bright colours I have. All the strips have been cut now. I just need to sort the remainder into pairs for the four patch blocks, so there is a good contrast.

I’m off to tackle some of that mess, before I settle down with a coffee and visit some interesting and inspirational desks.

PS If any of you WOYWWers are interested in finding out whether your work has been ‘pinned’ to the boards on Pinterest, there are simple instructions in Friday’s post on how to do it.

27 comments:

Sandra said...

Oohh nice quilt you've picked Fi

scrappyjacky said...

It's going to be a lovely quilt.

Karen said...

What a lovely book, I love the quilt you have picked, its beautiful :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Anesha said...

Have fun making your quilt, what a neat space.

Gwen said...

You have got an amazing project on the go there. Do show when you have completed the quilt:)
xx 101

Barb King said...

That's a nice quilt pattern. My friend owns a quilt shop, and I love to go in and see all the beautiful colors of the fabric, especially the Batiks.
Have a great week.
Barb #100

Alison said...

Looks like a lovely pattern..can't wait to see how it turns out!
Alison xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous looking quilt...you must have the patience of a saint putting all your little bits together...Mel :)

Polly Polkadot said...

Jelly roll quilts? I've seen the rolls, but I hadn't really thought about the results.

Jaki Morris said...

Ah so you're the clever lady who helpd LJJ to find who'd been pinning her!

Loving the look of your quilt project.

Jakix

Sian said...

A second breakfast and a bit of sewing? Sounds like a great Wednesday to me!

Twinkle Star said...

Lovely, have fun with it x

sandee said...

Oh I love to pin and would love to follow you on Pinterest! ( My name is Sandee Setliff )I am now a follower on your blog and waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Amanda said...

You sound like you have everything planned with your quilt I think it will be lovely.

Maggie's Crafts said...

It's going to be a beautiful creation! :)

Thank you for sharing.
Maggie
#145

alexa said...

I love the slightly assymetric look of this - I've never thought of quilt making because cutting straight lines (even with a specialist tool) is beyond me. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love that you have a second breakfast! Glad your boy is back to school and leaving you to get on with your quilt ;-)

May said...

Lovely cosy quilt you've picked, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

fairy thoughts said...

That is a great book , I have seen it, very inspiring. hope you get some done.... not just the tidying
janet #8

scrappymo! said...

Looks like you have chosen a lovely pattern for your quilt!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi! Thanks so much for your tip about pinterest. I did it and was delightfully amazed to see some of my work pinned!!!! Patsy from
HeARTworks

mommyle said...

Happy Quilting! that looks like a fabulous pattern. Perhaps one to try in paper???
Have a wonderful week.

505whimsygirl said...

So, I'm not a seamstress - but I just love those jelly rolls! Every time I'm in JoAnns I can't help but walk down the fabric aisles. Sometimes I even buy a bit of fabric! The quilt looks like a great project.

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#29

Julia Dunnit said...

Gah, if only I could be patient enough to make something do lovely, it would cause me to rush out and buy masses of jelly rolls, I just love the look of them! So well done on all the prep, am looking forward to being a bit jealous about the result! And who knew...people pinning some of our desks!!

Peggy said...

A little late visiting.. love the quilt you picked out it'll be nice to see it when you finish.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Lovely quit. Fab book too. Hope you enjoy this week's snoop around the creative desks for WOYWW. I'm still nosing, I know it's Friday, but I will get to everyone! Take care Zo xx 81

Morti said...

So what colours will yours be? It's going to look fab, and you definitely have more patience than me.

Glad to hear that the Boy is better (LOL) and you have peace once more, much the same here, now half term is over.

Have to say I always love visiting your blog simply because of your header photo - it always make me feel summery!

Thanks for stopping by....