Friday, 12 September 2014

Never say never....

Aren't they famous last words...
Some may even imagine that hell has frozen over......
why you ask? well because these have arrived at my doorstep today
Those that know me will attest to my shall we say, 'lack of love' for Kaffe fassett fabrics.
This week my boss announced that she would be leaving at the end of term, ie next week.
She is also a patchworker so I thought it would be a great idea to make her a signature quilt with all staff signing it for her. She also loves Kaffe Fassett fabrics! Oh no...
 Now remember that deadline??
Thanks to the wonderful staff at L'uccello who made some fabric selections and sent them express post so that I would get them today making sure I can make an even start. I hope to have the blocks all ready for signing by monday.
I wish there was a patron saint of patchworkers as I would be lighting many candles in her honour!
wish me luck!
 I had a lovely day out today to get me into the patchworking mood with Liz and her friend Kaaren.
We went on an adventure to The Patchwork teahouse where we had a lovely lunch and I picked up the quilters muslin for the signature blocks. On the way home, well sort of on the way home, we stopped into the new Somerset Patchwork shop that is now in Vermont. Lovely new light and roomy shop with lots of civil war temptations. I just picked up a few pieces of cream print fabric to put towards my stash for sweet william baskets.  A project that has been giving me nightmares! I better make a start soon or I may never take the plunge. Josie where are you???
Thanks Liz for taking me on a Cook's tour it was wonderful.
Here's to the weekend, hope you all get some crafty time..
cheers
Marina

25 comments:

Lib said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt, good sewing!

Cheryl said...

Marina you are a devil for punishment lol, but I've no doubt you will have it all done ready for next week. Sounds like a lovely day today, and the civil war fabrics sound yummy

Susan said...

My goodness, you do like a challenge! Great fabrics and concept, and a busy weekend of sewing. I'm sure you can do it. Always a bit scary working with different fabrics.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

What a lovely idea to make that quilt in such a short time! Love the fabrics that have been chosen. Good luck.

Happy days.
Bev.

Sue said...

Good luck, I hope you make haste over the weekend!

shez said...

Hi Marina what a lovely thing to do for her and if anyone can get it made in time it is you,good luck my friend,though i have faith in you.xx

Maria said...

Nothing like having a deadline to get you motivated... You will have it done by Monday..... Nice fabrics.

cucki said...

Oooo lovely :)

Kim said...

Good luck with the short deadline.

Marina Brito de Campos said...

Little quiz:
Marina likes Kaffe Fassett fabric?
Marina dislikes Kaffe Fassett fabric?
Both are true. I like them, you don't. But we are on opposite sites anyhow!
:-) Marina.

Sheila said...

Good luck in getting this completed , I am sure you are up to the task and you might even like Kaffe by the end of this ;-)

elliek said...

Happy sewing... you will get there I know. Thanks for joining me on our trip. Vermont wasn't that far out of the way!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

WOW nothing like a deadline to get you sewing. All the best and Im looking forward to seeing what you come up with. hugs

Elyte said...

Oh no, another deadline so soon.
Put up your Do Not Disturb sign and good luck.

Wendy said...

wishing you luck with your speed sewing!

Lin said...

Good luck! and enjoy your weekend. xx

kiwikid said...

Wow!!! How are your eyes after sewing those fabrics????Good luck with the quilt - you are a treasure for making it!!

Fiona said...

so you will be going out the comfort zone there!!! I actually gasped when I first saw them on your blog! that Josie is up to tricks I think...
Hugz

Mistea said...

I'm guessing you're chained to the cutting and sewing this weekend.
Have fun!

Karen said...

Your sure have set yourself a tight deadline. I wish you luck and hope there are some extra hours in the day for you.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Nothing like a step out of our comfort zone to challenge us. You lucky girls visiting The Patchwork Teahouse. Good luck with your stitching xx

Narelle said...

Good luck and sending you good and speedy quilty vibes :o)

Jackyandthecrew said...

Love the fabric, and I have left Monday and Tuesday night free for assembling this creation. Great job on getting it ready, only you could manage ir.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow, that is a tight schedule, I hope the sewing is going well!

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with the quilt.........